The Park People Gala

Call to Artists!

If you have a painting to sell of a Milwaukee County Park and want to display it at The Park People Gala and sell it on commission, contact Barry Waddell, Executive Director at [email protected]

The Park People Gala

You’re invited to The Park People Gala!

Saturday, November 12, 2022

6:00-7:30 p.m. Silent auction with music by Ceol Cairde
7:30-9:00 p.m. Dinner and program
Dinner entrees: Grilled chicken or Stuffed portobello
At the checkout page, please indicate the number of each entree in the Order Notes.
9:00-11:00 p.m. Dancing with music by the Eddie Butts Band

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive; Hales Corners, Wisconsin

Tickets: $150.00 per guest

Buy early for discounted pricing!
Ticket prices increase to $175 on October 15, 2022.

Includes dinner & entertainment. Suggested attire: Semi-formal.
If you would like to sit next to a specific person or people at the Gala,
please indicate the name(s) of the person/people in the Order Notes section at the checkout page.

Tables of eight are also available for purchase.
For table purchases we will contact you regarding guest names and entree selections.

If you have already purchased tickets, they are valid for the November 12, 2022, event.

Questions or need a refund?

Email [email protected] or call (414) 273-7275

Purchase tickets here for The Park People 2020 Gala

Purchase a table of 8 for The Park People Gala

Can’t attend? Please consider a donation or membership.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Zilli Hospitality Group logo

UWM Nonprof-IT program logo

Wheel & Sprocket bicycle shop logo

JS Construction

Gerber Leisure Products logo

Marek Landscaping logo

Sherper's logo

Milwaukee Parks Foundation logo

Our sponsors make a difference!

Become a sponsor of The Park People Gala and help our Friends Groups remain a vital part of Milwaukee County Parks!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available ranging from $500 to $25,000.

Contact Barry Waddell, Executive Director, at (414) 273-7275 or email [email protected].

Click or tap to view Gala sponsorship information.

Raise money for your Friends group!

Your group has an opportunity to raise funds at The Park People Gala! Simply provide silent auction items and host a table to promote your group. Your group can keep the majority of proceeds (90%) to use for projects at your park. Gala dinner tickets are not required to participate.

To include your Friends Group in the silent auction, please scan the QR codes below or download, complete and submit the following forms:

Friends Group Profile Form: With the information you include in this form, we’ll create a profile sheet for your Friends Group highlighting your park’s amenities, your group’s events and fundraising goals.

Silent Auction Item Description Form: The completed information in this form will be used to create a silent auction bid sheet for your item(s).

If you’d like to provide potential silent auction donors with more information about The Park People, an information sheet is available here.

Profile Form
QR code for the Friends Group profile form

To make sure your Friends Group is included in the silent auction, please submit the profile form by September 1.

To learn more the Gala silent auction, contact Barry Waddell at
(414) 273-7275 or at [email protected].