Monthly Archives: January 2023

Friends of Grant Park Art Fair, July 23rd

Coming this summer to our favorite county park, the premiere of the Friends of Grant Park Art Fair will be held on Sunday, July 23rd from 10am to 2pm. Located in Area 5A brown picnic shelter, we will host artists from a variety of mediums displaying and selling their works. The July fair will be mentioned with Heritage Days publicity since it coincides with the start of Heritage Week in South Milwaukee.

The open air picnic shelter will also feature sales of food and refreshment. Our mission statement 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.

Seeking Artists!

Artists wishing to participate should contact FOGP at

The application for artist vendors is below. Complete the application and send by June 11th to reserve your table now!


Invasive plant update

Friends of Grant Park received a competitive grant in March of 2022 to support girdling/and or removal of some of the larger flowering and seeding Japanese Tree Lilacs. This year, we worked with Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas personnel and cleared approximately an acre of woodland of JTL. We also provided invasive species in-person education to 160 youth volunteers. These photos depict but a small portion of the trees removed. Thank you to the Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium for their support. To learn more about invasive plants visit –

Invasive Plants | Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc (

Grant supported tree Lilac removal of larger caliper and flowering trees shown here.