The mission of Friends of Grant Park is to preserve natural areas of the park, enhance unique features of the park, encourage use of the park, and to provide a mechanism for private contributions to supplement public funding of Grant Park.
Donations can be made through The Park People, our fiscal agent. Donations can be made here: http://www.parkpeoplemke.org/donate-fiscally-sponsored-friends-groups, and scroll down to choose Friends of Grant Park. The Park People is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Join us for our monthly meetings!
The Friends of Grant Park and Grant Park Watch have their combined meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM, meeting in person May through October in the brown pavilion at Area 5 in Grant Park. From November to April we meed online using the Zoom platform. Send us your email address and ask to receive an invitation to attend the meeting using your home computer or smart phone. Park security issues are always first on the agenda.
Our 2021 Board of Directors:
- Jody Johnson, Chair
- Debby Pizur, Vice chair
- Lynn Crawford/Debby Pizur, co-secretaries
- Lynn Crawford, treasurer
- Betsy Abert, Lynn Meidam, and Jackie Benka, members at large
To contact the Friends of Grant Park:
and on Facebook at Friends of Grant Park
Friends Group Receives Award
The Park People, an umbrella organization encouraging citizen stewardship of Milwaukee County Parks has awarded their 2013 Volunteer Group of the Year award to the Friends of Grant Park. The volunteer group, formed in 2006, has worked to improve Grant Park through its Weed-Out! programs each spring and fall; replaced carpeting in the golf course clubhouse; installed security cameras to monitor vandalism at the beach and has installed several rain gardens. More recently, a slope restoration project in the Seven Bridges ravine was installed June 8th. The Friends of Grant Park received the award May 30th at the Greenfield Park Pavilion.