Share Your Time

Volunteering offers the opportunity to promote community pride in our park system and a chance to become directly involved in the current and future of Milwaukee County’s historical neighborhood parks, playgrounds and forest preserves.


Opportunities include:

  • Board of Director Member: If you are energetic and passionate about our parks, consider serving on our Board of Directors.
  • Weed-Out® volunteer: Join us at our next Weed-Out® event and earn Weed-Out® warrior status.
  • Friends Group Committee Member: Help The Park People provide financial and organizational support to new Friends Groups.
  • Office Work: We periodically need assistance in our office with data input, mailings, phones, packet assembly, and/or registration for special events


For more information, Contact Us

Comments from Volunteers

I have enjoyed nature all my life. Ten years ago when I learned about the Weed-Out® program with the Park People, I was hooked. It has been extremely rewarding to remove invasives- garlic mustard and buckthorn- and restore the area with 23 different types of native plants. Our neighbors, scout troops, and high school groups have been wonderful about participating year after year with such enthusiasm as we expand the area we are restoring. It is most inspiring to see hummingbirds and butterflies for the first time in the area. —A friend of Menomonee River Parkway


Weeding is pleasant exercise. Removing invasive plants over long periods of time allows natives to flourish. Two decades ago, Big Bay Buckley Park used to consist of garlic mustard, burdock, Canada thistle, white and yellow sweet clover, reed canary grass and other invasive plants. Removing them year after year has allowed native asters to get reestablished. It is rewarding to see butterflies and birds attracted to the native plants. Unfortunately, many people do not use the asphalt path. Running up and down the bluff has created gullies where plants have been trampled to death. —Ney Collier. (a.k.a. Ney Tait Fraser)



Look through our Photo Gallery to see the Parks and people enjoying what the parks have to offer.