Friends of Grant Park has received a competitive grant to help pay for removal of some of the Japanese Tree Lilac in the park. This year, professionals will be hired to girdle the trees. Girdling removes a ring of bark from the trees causing the tree to die. Watch for signs that will mark the area where we will be working. To learn more about invasive plants visit –
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. For your safety, attendees are advised to wear face masks and practice social distancing in the clubhouse. Park security issues are always first on the agenda.
Our 2022 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. 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.