Mission Statement

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: https://parkpeoplemke.org/friends-groups/donate-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  have monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM, meeting in person at the Grant Park Golf Course Clubhouse, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee.  Park security issues are always first on the agenda.

Our 2023 Board of Directors:

  • Pam Uhrig, Chair
  • Debby Pizur, Vice Chair
  • Lynn Crawford/Debby Pizur, Co-Secretaries
  • Lynn Crawford, Treasurer
  • Mary Fortier, Jackie Benka, and Jody Johnson, Members at Large

To contact the Friends of Grant Park:


and on Facebook at Friends of Grant Park

Friends Group Receives Award


Jim Goulee from The Park People (second from left) presented the award to members (l to r) Betsy Abert; Don Lawson (former Chair); Jan Marsh; and Jody Johnson.

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. A slope restoration project necessitated by a washout due to the severe storms in 2011 in the Seven Bridges ravine was installed June 8th, 2012. The Friends of Grant Park received the award May 30, 2014 at the Greenfield Park Pavilion.

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