Become a Member

Join the Park People today to help us reach our paid membership goal of 10% of Milwaukee County residents! Milwaukee County Parks faces significant challenges with tax levy funding again reduced in the upcoming budget. The Park People are in the final months of completing a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Parks Department so we can continue to provide programming and ensure support on behalf of the parks of Milwaukee County in 2020 and for future generations. With your support, in 2020 we can continue our focus on removing invasive plants and shrubs and replanting with native species. We plan to work with local bike shops to continue the Oak Leaf Discovery Tour and to place directional signage along the Oak Leaf Trail to make the trail safer. We will continue welcoming new fiscally-sponsored Friends Groups who spend countless hours each week throughout the year directly benefiting so many parks. The need is great and your support matters more than ever. Please join us. Together we can continue to preserve and to improve our beloved Milwaukee County Parks.


See how we made an impact in 2022 by viewing our annual report.


Membership Packages

A range of membership packages with a unique blend of benefits are available.

Your membership also helps us to:

  • Prevent the spread of invasive species in our parks which kill of native plants through our Weed Out program.
  • Support and provide guidance to over 50 park specific “Friends Groups” throughout the County!
  • Provide fiscal sponsorship (sharing our nonprofit umbrella) with Friends Groups that don’t want to incorporate and become their own 501 (c) (3) organizations thereby allowing them to solicit tax free charitable donations.
  • Generate donations from Foundations, Corporations, and individuals on behalf of our parks for much needed improvements and enhancements.