Above is a projected picture of Three Bridges Park located in the Menomonee Valley in the next 20-30 years. This new park which is set to have it's Grand Opening Saturday, July 20th 2013 at 10:00 a.m., will feature a dedication and blessing by a Potawatomi Tribe leader and live music by Paul Cebar and the Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz band De La Buena. Families can come to enjoy biking the new trails, go fishing in the Menomonee River, and attend kayak demonstrations.
This new beautiful park is a well deserved addition to the Milwaukee community, integrating the Hank Aaron Trail and other trail extentions to connect the southside neighborhoods. All in efforts of establishing easier access to residents and workers who commute to jobs within the Menomonee Valley. The park also includes 2-miles of biking and walking trails, river access for fishing and canoeing, and three new biking/pedistrian bridges all stretching over 24-acres.
This is just one project amongst others in the plan to improve environmental education, outdoor recreation, increasing neighborhood strength & vitality, as well as job access eclipsing the 26 million plan for these improvements. $14.8 million came from public sources, including federal transportation and state stewardship funds, such as the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, a key partner in protecting outdoor Wisconsin. Private sectors donated $7.6 million and other funds were raised for this effort. The people for a better habitat are Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Transportation, the City of Milwaukee, Menomonee Valley Partners and the Urban Ecology Center.
Landscapes of Place, LLC, Mequon, WI are the design planners for this project. They won an honor award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. "Making a Wild Place in Milwaukee's Urban Menomonee Valley" recognizes the importance of restoration to a place that "has been mistreated for a hundret and sixty years."
Three Bridges Park
in the Menomonee Valley between downtown Milwaukee and Miller Park, the largest Milwaukee public park developed in decades