Our Mission

The Park People supports the Milwaukee County Parks by encouraging park improvement through Friends Groups, coordinating Weed-Out® programs and accepting and honoring donor intent of charitable contributions while balancing long term park viability.


Our Values: as an organization, we adhere to our core values

  • We consider the park systems one of our community’s most precious resources
  • We believe in maintaining and protecting the natural beauty of our park system
  • We strive to improve community awareness, appreciation & engagement in the park systems
  • We maintain a lean operating budget and responsibly manage our resources to ensure our fiscal strength

Our Vision: a treasured park system

We believe that through our work we can help ensure a truly vibrant, viable system of parks that will offer quality recreational experiences for all citizens. Our successes lay the foundation of a treasured park system.