Update: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has more on the Oak Leaf Trail improvements.
The investments continue in South Milwaukee’s county park assets.
The latest: several significant upgrades to Grobschmidt Pool, improvements that give this longtime local attraction — on and off the Milwaukee County budget chopping block over the years — a bright future.
- Installation of a new pool liner membrane;
- Conversion of the pool water supply channel system to one using floor inlets; and
- The addition of new stainless steel hand railings for the pool steps.
The pool, like all county pools, opens June 20. Details here.
I want to again thank Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, the Parks Department and County Supervisor Patricia Jursik for their support of this and all the investments coming to South Milwaukee’s parks this year and beyond.
All in, more than a million dollars is headed to parks in South Milwaukee in 2015.
And those investments are coming to life right now. Among them:
- Beach volleyball league play opens this week at Grant Park.
- Work is now underway on Ferch’s Beachside. Its owners are planning a mid-June opening.
- The Sprecher Brewing Traveling Beer Garden comes to picnic areas 5-6 from June 17-28.
- And the Oak Leaf Trail repaving project is set for this summer.
We also continue to make progress on a much-needed Oak Creek Watershed restoration plan.
More than 20% of South Milwaukee’s land mass is parkland, and what’s good for our parks is good for our city. That’s why it’s hard not to be excited about this.