List of facilitated donations

Over our history, The Park People have facilitated millions of dollars in donations to benefit our Milwaukee County Parks.

Below you can find recent historical contributions our board of directors have approved on behalf of many donors, organizations and corporations.

2012 Board approved contribution total: $196,311

 

2013 Board approved contribution total:  $158,261

 

2014 Board approved contribution total:   $189,132

 

2015 Board approved contribution total through November: $283,365

 



Disbursement Amount November 2015 Purpose
$1,900.00 To pay Holiday Heroes for set up of Christmas display at Red Arrow Park
$100.00 To pay a deposit for a band playing at the Dome Music Under Glass in February.
$600.00 To pay a band for a Music Under Glass performance on Jan. 14th


Disbursement Amount October 2015 Purpose
$1,300.00 To fund the Golf Services Manager to attend the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL.
$3,574.87 To Pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Cladophora clean-up at Bradfor Beach for period Sept. 20 thru Oct.3
$1,293.72 To reimburse seven park employees for food and transfers while at the NRPA Natinal Symposium


Disbursement Amount September 2015 Purpose
$3,773.25 To Pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Cladophora clean up at Bradford Beach for period August 9 thru September 5
$7,040.00 To pay Migratory Bird Management for gull and goose control at Bradford for July
$700.00 To pay for entertainment at the new South Shore Beer Garden
$15,000.00 To pay for  hardware and installation of light pole signage at both Milw Sports Complex and Wilson Rec.
$10,000.00 To pay for lighting, sound and projection screen at Domes Greenhouse 7 
$5,750.00 To pay Pro-Seal for asphalt work around the Brown Deer Clubhouse


Disbursement Amount August 2015 Purpose
$2,581.50 To Pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Cladophora clean up at Bradford Beach for period July 12 thru August 8
$7,040.00 To pay Migratory Bird Management for gull and goose control at South Shore Beach


Disbursement Amount July 2015 Purpose
$3,148.13 To pay the Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Cladophora clean-up at Bradford Beach for the period from mid-June to mid-July
$7,040.00 To Pay Migratory Bird Management for one month's work to keep geese and gulls away from Bradford Beach
$2,500.00 To pay for a sound system for the new South Shore Beer Garden


Disbursement Amount June 2015 Purpose
$1,952.25 To pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps for cladophora clean-up at Bradford Beach
$7,420.00 To pay Black Diamond paving for work done at two of the Traveling Beer Garden sites, Root River Pkwy and Falk Park
$6,500.00 To pay 1st installment to American Painting and Restoration for painting the Brown Deer Clubhouse
$2,360.00 To pay American Painting and Restoration for painting the restrooms at Holler Park
$3,215.00 To pay American Painting and Restoration for painting the restrooms at Greenfield Park Pavilion
$15,700.00 To pay JK Rentals for concert stage and tents that support the concerts at Boerner
$8,000.00 To pay Alm Fusion for sound management for Boerner concerts
$1,000.00 To pay Jeff Fleetwood Photography - Golf promotional shots  (4 courses) 
$2,200.00 To purchase Prize gear for The Champions Golf Outing Qualifying Rounds
$400.00 To pay Brew City Bruisers for first Wash Park Concert


Disbursement Amount May 2015 Purpose
$3,275.00 To pay American Painting and Restoration for site renovations for locations of the traveling beer garden at Whitnall and Dretzka
$30,000.00 To Pay UWM Fresh Water Sciences for examination and analysis of South Shore beach
$75,000.00 To pay Taylor Landscape and Construction for site renovations at South Shore Park for new beer garden
$5,000.00 To pay Ries Graphics for production of 2015 Beer Garden Map
$4,000.00 To Pay for printing of the Summers Best Concert schedule
$350.00 Band payment for first Beer Garden Concert
$4,000.00 Band payments for various Summer's Best Concerts
$1,000.00 Digital ad for Boerner Gardens concerts
$2,000.00 Banner stands for Traveling Beer Gardens
$2,000.00 Digital Advertising Billboards for Traveling Beer Garden


Disbursement Amount March 2015 Purpose
$5,000.00 To pay American Painting and restoration for further work to renovate the Brown Deer Golf Pro Shop
$500.00 To purchase a wide angle lens for the 360 degree camera approved last month for Park Marketing.
$5,000.00 To pay for a number of banner stands and banners to promote park attractions and events this summer
$1,500.00 To pay for exterior lighted signage for MC Sports Complex and Wilson Rec. Center


Disbursement Amount February 2015 Purpose
$65,000.00 To purchase 283 picnic tables from RJ Thomas
$1,600.00 To purchase 2 65" TV displays for use at Golf Show and then be assigned to the Sports Complex
$500.00 To purchase Golf Show attire for park employees manning their booth
$500.00 To pay State Fair Park for rental of tables, chairs, sound, phone and carpet for Golf Show
$400.00 To buy a Ricoh Theda for producing 360 degree pictures and videos of all rental pavilions
$1,000.00 To pay contractor for dismantaling and storage of Red Arrow Xmas displays.


Disbursement Amount January 2015 Purpose
$2,240.00 To pay for musicians and sound for the first three concerts at Music Under Glass at the Domes
$1,000.00 To pay Journal Broadcast Group for Billboard advertising for MUG
$1,260.00 For MAC upgrade, software and printer supplies for Marketing Division
$1,290.00 For purchase of rolling bag storage system for Red Arrow Xmas Trees
$600.00 For purchase of outside signage at Parks Administration 
$6,950.00 To pay American Painting and Restoration for remodeling of Golf Pro Shop at Brown Deer Golf
$1,500.00 To send Clubhouse manager, Chet Hendrickson, to Annual Gold Merchandise Show.  Airfare and lodging.
$912.98 To pay Designlab Wisconsin for Show Dome light programming and employee training on programming


Disbursement Amount December 2014 Purpose
$6,726.92 To pay B&B Repairs for work done at Red Arrow Park in conjunction with Xmas lighting.
$847.20 To pay registration and lodging for the Parks Golf Course Manager to attend the Golf Course Superintendants Assn. of America annual conference
$361.61 To pay Home Owners Bargain Outlet for materials used for Xmas lighting at Red Arrow Park
$2,550.00 To pay annual fee for registration of Bradford Beach certification as a Blue Wave Beach


Disbursement Amount October/November 2014 Purpose
$4,692.00 To pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps           for Bradford Beach clean-up for period from September 7th through October 18th
$651.67 To pay hotel and meal expenses for the Domes and Boerner Managers to the National Garden Symposium in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
$548.67 To reimburse Director Dargle and thee other Park Managers for expenses related to their trip to the annual NRPA conference in Charlotte
$2,275.00 To pay registrations for six Park Employees to attend the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Assn. annual conference in Green Bay.
$5,000.00 For "Spectacular Red Arrow" marketing effort. (trees, lights, decorations, and installation)
$1,500.00 For billboard marketing with Atlas Media
$2,200.00 For Marker Boards from Lake Country Signage for Red Arrow marketing effort 


Disbursement Amount September 2014 Purpose
$1,044.00 To pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps           for Bradford Beach clean-up


Disbursement Amount August 2014 Purpose
$7,941.00 To pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Cladophora Clean up at Bradford Beach for period from June 15 thru August 23
$14,080.00 To pay Migratory Bird Management for goose and gull control at Bradford Beach for period                 7-4-14 thru 8-31-14
$2,200.00 To pay registration, flight and hotel expenses to send the Domes and Boerner Managers to the National Garden Symposium in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
$2,750.00 To pay for flight, hotel and expenses for four park employees to attend the NRPA national Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina
$5,740.00 To pay Mark Kotnour for renovation and painting of 4th tee restroom facility at Whitnall Golf


Disbursement Amount July 2014 Purpose
$1,876.00 To pay for Early Bird registration for four parks staff members to attend the National Recreation and Parks Association annual conference in North Carolina.
$2,932.00 To pay for registration for all Park Land Resources staff to attend the International Society for Arboriculture conference, here in Milwaukee.


Disbursement Amount June 2014 Purpose
$4,112.25 To purchase lumber from Bliffert for railing project at Grant Seven Bridges 
$8,800.00 To pay Migratory Bird Management for goose and gull patrol with border collies at Bradford Beach
$1,114.50 To pay the Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Cladophora clean up at Bradford Beach
$3,974.47 To pay Reis Graphics for printing the Summer's Best park concert brochure
$2,850.00 To pay Signarama LLC for take down and installation of banners along Lakefront
$13,646.00 For stages used at Boerner for summer concert series
$3,000.00 Tp pay various artist for providing music at Traveling Beer Garden stops
$1,575.00 To pay the Shepherd Express for 7 weeks of ads for Traveling Beer Garden


Disbursement Amount May 2014 Purpose
$8,529.00 To purchase new banner stanchions for 75 lakefront light poles to replace older stanchions that have suffered wind damage.
$3,750.00 For installation of banner stanchions and banners            (above project)
$500.00 To purchase an elecrical generator for use by Parks Marketing
$900.00 To purchase a Canon SLR digital camera with telephoto lens for Parks Marketing


Disbursement Amount April 2014 Purpose
$7,000.00 To paint the Whinall Golf Course on course comfort station
$2,000.00 For prizes to be used at the Senior Golf Champions tourney put on the the Parks Dept. in June
$2,000.00  Down payment for light post sign holders used along Lincoln Memorial Drive
$1,500.00 To purchase 15 4X6 banner signs to be used along Lincoln Memorial Drive
$1,000.00 Signage for Park Concerts and Senior Champion Golf Tourney
$3,000.00 To purchase wooden beams and hardware for hand railing along walk on bluff at Seven Bridges in Grant Park
$3,995.00 To purchase a line sprayer for use on athletic fields 
$2,885.00 To purchase a floor scrubber 
$998.00 To reimburse Parks for staffing Scout Lake Skate Rink 


Disbursement Amount March 2014 Purpose
$587.71 Apparel for Park Dept. Golf Show workers
$3,000.00 To pay Carpetland USA for carpet and installation at Dretzka Golf Clubhouse


Disbursement Amount February 2014 Purpose
$1,500.00 To purchase two 50 inch led televisions to be used at the annual Golf Show for marketing purposes.  After show they will be placed at the newly renovated bar/concessions area at Dretzka Golf
$30,000.00 Tp purchase 130 picnic tables * this is in addition to a purchase of 130 table approved at the Oct. 24th board meeting


Disbursement Amount January 2014 Purpose
$2,999.96 To purchase a brush cutter for Parks Natural Areas Crew from Ackerville Lawn and Garden, Inc.
$5,000.00 To pay for the printing of the Milwaukee County Golf and Activity Guide
$1,000.00 To purchase various Adobe products for use on new Mac computer used by Marketing Dept.
Not to exceed $2000 For various display elements to compliment two new large format movie screens to be used for the upcoming Milwaukee Golf Show
Disbursement Amount November 2013 Purpose
$7,474.28 To Pay for the Domes LED Lighting repair (outside Halo lights on top of Domes)
$5,000.00 To purchase for the Marketing Dept. updated Mac Computer equipment to support Marketing efforts
$889.44 To purchase rental skates for the Red Arrow Ice Rink (12 pair at $72 per)
$1,005.00 To pay travel expenses, lodging and meals for Chet Hendrickson, Golf Services Manager, to attend the PGA Golf Merchandizing Show in Orlando, FL
Disbursement Amount October 2013 Purpose
$30,000.00 To purchase 130 picnic tables for the Parks Dept. from Pilot Rock, inc.
Disbursement Amount September 2013 Purpose
$5,667.32 To pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Caldophora clean-up along Bradford Beach for seven weeks (6-30-13 through 7-13-13) and (8-1-13 through 9-7-13)
$1,500.00 To pay airfare and lodging and conference registration for Jon Canavan, Golf Manager, to attend the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America meeting
 $1000.00 Banners, stage promotions and window stickers to promote Music Under Glass
 $5000.00 Billboard signage from Lamar, Clear Channel, OOS and Atlas to promote Music Under Glass
$500.00 To purchase a Go Pro camera with all accessories for time lapse photography for future park promotions
Disbursement Amount August 2013 Purpose
$3,600.24 To Pay the Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Cladophora clean-up along Bradford Beach for the period from July 14 through August 10, 2013
$7,040.00 To pay Migratory Bird Management for Goose and Gull control along Bradford Beach for four weeks (8-5-13 through 9-1-13)
$1,250.00 For National Recreation and Parks Association Premier Membership for the Parks Dept. allowing all park employees, who desire, to become members of NRPA
$250.00  Renewal of City Parks Alliance membership for the Parks Dept.
$4,900.00 To pay American Painting and Restoration for preparation and painting of the Oakwood Golf Clubhouse
$552.50 To pay JK Rentals for a stage and canopy used for Summer Concert series in Parks
Disbursement Amount July 2013 Purpose
$8,800.00 To Pay Migratory Bird Management, LLC                        for goose and sea gull management at Bradford Beach
$2,723.42 To Pay the Milwaukee Community Service Corps, Inc. for Cladophora removal at Bradford Beach
$16,072.50 To Pay JK Rentals for 2 bandshell stages and frame tent used for concerts at Boerner Botanical Gardens
$515.00 To Pay Lake country Corp. for a Kiosk installed at Oakwood Golf Course
$700.00 To Pay Siemann Signs LLC for 150 yard signs used to promote the concerts at Washington Park
$50.00 To Pay Mark Burmek for sound system used for a Fox Six Parks promotion
Disbursement Amount June 2013 Purpose
$7,040.00 To pay Migratory Bird Management for goose and seagull management at Bradford Beach
Disbursement Amount May 2013 Purpose
$1,760.00 To pay Migratory Bird Management for goose and seagull management at Bradford Beach
$1,000.00 For electronic billboards to advertise various park programs
$9,405.00 To purchase 20 trash receptacles and 20 recycling receptacles for Bradford Beach
$255.00 Application and examination fees for certification of Jeffery Orlowski, Deputy Regional Manager, as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional.
Disbursement Amount April 2013 Purpose
$1,086.00 For outfield fencing caps at Harvey Kuehn Field
$1,000.00 For electronic billboards to advertise various park programs
$3,000.00 For a professional video shoot advertising Milwaukee County Golf - 1/2 down payment
Disbursement Amount March 2013 Purpose
$930.00 To pay Mark Kotnour Painting for painting the restrooms at Dretzka Golf Clubhouse
$500.00 To purchase two small video cameras, one for the Dome and the other for Parks Marketing for on-site marketing
Disbursement Amount February 2013 Purpose
$5,630.00 Milwaukee County Treasurer                                  To pay for a two week rental of a Fecon Mower for understory removal of invasive vegetation at Franklin Savanna
$2,750.00 To pay Workplace Dynamics for a comprehensive evaluation of the results of a workplace survey Parks staff participated in for the Journal Sentinel's Top Workplaces competition
$5,079.00 To Pay Ries Graphics for printing of the Golf/Park Activity Guide
$100.00 To pay the winner of the best costume award at Music Under Glass
$315.00 To pay for shipping to send Golf/Activity Guide to Madison for stuffing in Golf Show participant packets
$500.00 To purchase a color laser printer for the Parks Marketing Dept.
$300.00 To pay for set-up fees at Golf Show
Disbursement Amount January 2013 Purpose
$3,800.00 To pay for artists performing at Music Under Glass: John Mangold, Jim Sorenson, Susan Nicholson, and Naima Adedapo
$100.00 To award the winner of the best Elvis Costume at Music Under Glass
$812.00 To pay for Journal Sentinel advertising for Music Under Glass
$2,000.00 To pay Clear Channel for billboard advertising for Music Under Glass
$2,500.00 To pay CDL Lighting for the second light show programming at the Domes
$2,500.00 To pay American Painting and Restoration for building a pergola at Oakwood Golf. 
$1,400.00 For booth fee, lodging, transportation and tolls for Golf Manager to attend and promote Milwaukee County Golf Courses at the Chicago Golf Show.
Disbursement Amount Purpose
$5,630.00 Milwaukee County Treasurer                                  To pay for a two week rental of a Fecon Mower for understory removal of invasive vegetation at Franklin Savanna
$2,750.00 To pay Workplace Dynamics for a comprehensive evaluation of the results of a workplace survey Parks staff participated in for the Journal Sentinel's Top Workplaces competition
$5,079.00 To Pay Ries Graphics for printing of the Golf/Park Activity Guide
$100.00 To pay the winner of the best costume award at Music Under Glass
$315.00 To pay for shipping to send Golf/Activity Guide to Madison for stuffing in Golf Show participant packets
$500.00 To purchase a color laser printer for the Parks Marketing Dept.
$300.00 To pay for set-up fees at Golf Show

 

January 2013 total disbursements $10,800.00:

 


 

November/December 2012 total disbursements $10,800.00:

 

Disbursement Amount Purpose
$700.00 To purchase 16 archery bales used for target practice in County archery practice areas
$1,200.00 To purchase new skates for the Red Arrow Ice Rink
$700.00 To pay for internet ads related to golf holiday certificates
$7,500.00 To pay for 3 new domes light shows, coordinated to music, produced by CDI
$700.00 To purchase new stage material for Domes Music Under Glass

 

 

 

October 2012 total disbursements $7,910.00:

 

Disbursement Amount Purpose
$1,500.00 To pay registration and room fees for 5 park employees to attend the WPRA annual Conference in Wisconsin Dells in November
$2,050.00 To renew the national Blue Wave Certification for Bradford Beach
$3,060.00 To purchase 200 adirondack chairs for use in various parks
$1,300.00 To purchase various equipment for video production so park marketing can produce their own HD videos for promotions

 

September 2012 total disbursements $45,765.52:

Disbursement Amount
Purpose
$7,949.27
To pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps for Cladophora clean-up on Bradford Beach
$14,080.00
To pay Migratory Bird management for goose and sea gull control at Bradford Beach
$1,250.00
To pay for a premier membership with the National Recreation and Parks Assn. for all parks employees
$2,082.00
To pay JK Rentals for tent and stage equipment and set up at Sherman Park and McGovern Park for concerts
$250.00
To Pay Sven Pro for sound production at Sherman concert
$1,000.00
To pay Atlas Media for digital billboard placement of Park promotional advertising
$360.00
To pay for sponsorship of WPRA golf outing
$3,000.00
To pay Milweb1 for Park promotional banners
$16,976.25
To purchase 75 picnic tables
$900.00
To send the Parks Chief of Business Operations to the National Park and Recreation Assn. National Congress and Exposition (registration, airfare, hotel, and meals)

 

August 2012 total disbursements $59,009.07:

Disbursement Amount Purpose
$243.91 To reimburse Sue Black for name plaques given to Kohls in recognition of their Go Green work.
$5,280.00 To pay Migratory Bird Management for goose and sea gull deterance at Bradford Beach for June 2012
$2,033.36 Tp pay Milwaukee Community Service Corps, Inc. for Bradford Beach cladophora clean-up for May and June 2012
$8,340.00 Tent rental for Boerner concerts
$7,150.00 Evolve Rolling Stage for concerts in parks
$3,006.86 Ries Graphics printing of Summers Best Concert brochure
$415.00 Siemann Sign Co. - marketing signs
$1,240.00 Radio Milwaukee 88.9 - advertising for Washington Concert Series
$480.00 Wireless microphone system to be used for a play at Boerner - High School Musical
$1,000.00 To purchase irrigation parts and supplies
$23,913.00 To purchase parts to build 100 picnic tables
$3,000.00 To pay expenses related to 2 park employees to attend the National Golf Foundation Municipal Golf Institute
$1,700.00 To pay expenses related to 1 park employee to attend the Internatinal Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo.
$1,000.00 To pay expenses related to 1 park employee to attend the National PGA Merchandise Show
$206.94 To reimburse a park employee for his purchase of equipment to make a water tank for use at the Beckum Stapleton Little League fields at Carver Park

 

May 2012 total disbursements $17,128.23:

Disbursement Amount Purpose
$5,000.00 To reprint 15000 2011 Milwaukee County Bike Maps
$6,224.44 To purchase lumber for re-build of bridges at 7 bridges in Grant Park - Kohls Go Green
$4,353.79 To purchase materials to build a storage building at Lincoln Park - Kohls Go Green
$1,200.00 Flight and expenses to send Sue Black to the International Urban Parks Conference in New York City
$400.00 To provide live music at Brown Deer fish fries during the month of June

 

April 2012 total disbursements $36,383.32:

 

Disbursement Amount Purpose
$20,227.66 To purchase 50 string trimmers and 50 push mowers for the Parks Dept.
$9,000.00 To purchase materials and supplies for re-build of five bridges at the historic Seven Bridges at Grant Park.  Construction is being done by Kohls Corporate employees.
$465.66 To reimburse Guy Smith for hotel reservations so four parks employees can attend the NRPA National Conferences in October
$216.03 To reimburse Guy Smith for paint and painting supplies used at Carver park for bleacher painting in preparation for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the rename to Beckum Park
$2,973.97 To purchase 100 batting helmets, 56 bats and 4 sets of bases for Beckum Stapleton Little League
$2,800.00 To purchase 10 4X6 banner frames and 10 sets of banners for Parks Marketing
$200.00 To purchase park logo clothing for contest giveaways
$500.00 Lodging and food for attendance at a Parking System training seminar for an employee at O'Donnell Park garage - new equipment trg.

 

March 2012 total disbursements $4,723.00:

 

Disbursement Amount Purpose
$750.00 To purchase Contract Management software for Paul Kuglitsch, Contact Manager, MCP
$120.00 To reimburse three Park employess for registration to the WPRA Spring Conference at the Dells
$2,017.80 To pay Milweb1 LLC for printing Golf Show banners and stickers
$256.00 To pay Imagination Trends LLC for Golf Show displays
$1,579.20 To pay Wolf River Expo Serrvices LLC for Golf Show carpeting, Tables, Chairs, Table skirts and hanging all banners

 

February 2012 disbursement total $5,079.15:

 

Disbursement Amount Purpose
$5,079.15 To pay Ries Graphics for printing of the 2012 Milwaukee County Parks Golf Map

 

January 2012 disbursement total $9,512.77:

 

Disbursement Amount Purpose
$256.20 To reimburse two park interns for their registration fees for a prescribed burn course
$650.00 To pay for painting and repair of Wilson Park Senior Center Sign
$120.00 To reimburse Natural Areas Manager, Brian Russart for the purchase of four Natural Areas Journal publications as he was published in this Journal
$2,050.00 To pay for the 2012 annual fee for Blue Wave Certification for Bradford Beach.
$120.00 To pay for registration for 3 park employees to attend the WPRA Spring Workshop in March
$2,639.00 To pay for Ries Graphics for printing the Music Under Glass brochure
$1,427.57 For various printing and banner material from Milweb1
$100.00 Prize money for a Best Dressed Elvis contest at Music Under Glass (to be sent to contest winner)
$1,250.00 To purchase 5 copies of Office 2010 for the Park Marketing Staff
$900.00 To reimburse Sue Black for attendance at the NRPA Urban Parks Legislative Forum