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Milwaukee Recreation is frequently featured on various local news outlets in the area. See each available segment below.

Stay tuned for more updates as Milwaukee Recreation continues to positively impact the surrounding community. Check out the archives of our 'In the News' features through the years below.

July 2024 - CBS 58

Betty Brinn Wonder Wagon comes to Milwaukee Recreation summer playgrounds

June 2024 - OnMilwaukee

New vehicles allow Milwaukee Recreation's mobile playgrounds to keep rollin'

June 2024 - TMJ4

Hidden Gems: A look at the summer programming offered at Milwaukee Recreation for kids and adults

May 2024 - WUWM

Learning about Milwaukee Recreation summer programming

May 2024 - FOX6 News

Milwaukee Recreation Arts & Humanities Showcase celebrates the work of young people

May 2024 - WISN 12 News

Milwaukee Recreation hosting student arts showcase

May 2024 - TMJ4

May 2024 - OnMilwaukee

20 years ago, Sports Illustrated named Milwaukee one of 50 U.S. "Sportstowns"

April 2024 - TMJ4

Basketball tournament focuses on inclusivity

April 2024 - WTMJ

Wisconsin Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament

March 2024 - CBS 58

15th annual Bike Bazaar held at Riverside University High School

March 2024 - FOX6 News

Milwaukee Recreation's Bike Bazaar returns for 15th edition

March 2024 - FOX6 News

Bike Bazaar returns to Riverside Univ. HS Community Center

Feb. 2024 - TMJ4

Dads and daughters gather in Milwaukee for a night of dancing and memories

Feb. 2024 - FOX6 News

Milwaukee Daddy/Daughter Dance tradition continues for 19th year

Feb. 2024 - WISN 12 News

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Feb. 2024 - Telemundo

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Feb. 2024 - Urban Milwaukee

Milwaukee Recreation Manager Elected President of the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association (WPRA) Board of Directors

Feb. 2024 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Black people don't swim? Milwaukee man who called out that hogwash to get honor.

Jan. 2024 - American Camps Association

Milwaukee Public Schools and camps increase access for students through partnership

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  2023: In the News

Dec. 2023 - Milwaukee Magazine

Four women's basketball stars inspiring the next generation

Dec. 2023 - WISN 12

What to do in MKE: Milwaukee with Kids, Weekend Picks: Dec. 15-17

Dec. 2023 - TMJ4

Let it glow! Crowds enjoy mild December evening at Winter Wonder Woods

Dec. 2023 - FOX 6 News

Winter Wonder Woods at Hawthorn Glen

Dec. 2023 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Things to do in Milwaukee this weekend

Nov. 2023 - WUWM

Milwaukee's Enderis Park neighborhood is dedicated to the "Lady of the Lighted Schoolhouse"

Nov. 2023 - Imagine MKE

Being a Seed of Change in Community: Reflections from the Connected Roots Summit

Nov. 2023 - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

City-wide Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament

Oct. 2023 - TMJ4

Halloween Glen celebrates 30 years

Sept. 2023 - CBS 58

30+ trees planted at Bryant Playfield on Milwaukee northwest side

Sept. 2023 - Washington Co. Daily News

West Bend Mutual Insurance, Milwaukee Recreation partner to plant trees at Bryant Playfield

Sept. 2023 - FOX 6 News

Second annual MPS Ultimate Sports Day

Aug. 2023 - CBS 58

MPS holds 16th annual Run Back to School 5K

Aug. 2023 - FOX 6 News

MPS Run Back to School promotes wellness, school spirit

Aug. 2023 - FOX 6 News

MPS 16th annual Run Back to School

Aug. 2023 - FOX 6 News

Foam party at Milwaukee playfield keeps kids cool

July 2023 - TMJ4

Twilight Centers offer programs, safe fun for Milwaukee's youth

July 2023 - FOX 6

Milwaukee Recreation hosts foam bubble party events

July 2023 - TMJ4

MPS Drive offers courses for people who speak English as a second language

July 2023 - TMJ4

MPS Athletics Combine geared to provided opportunities

June 2023 - FOX 6

Milwaukee cycling celebration teaches kids, looks to bridge gap

June 2023 - TMJ4

Milwaukee Recreation kicks off summer playground program

June 2023 - Shepherd Express

Milwaukee Recreation to host youth cycling celebration

June 2023 - WISN 12

Free summer lunches for Milwaukee County kids

June 2023 - FOX 6

Hunger Task Force summer meals feed kids every day

June 2023 - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Summer Survival Guide: List of resources offered by Milwaukee Recreation to keep kids active this summer

June 2023 - FOX 6

Summer nutrition push with Total Wellness course

May 2023 - A Wealth of Nature

Hawthorn Glen: A Hidden Gem Awaiting Discovery

May 2023 - WUWM

Hundreds of Milwaukeeans have learned Korean cooking from this one woman

May 2023 - FOX 6

MKE Safer City Initiative; mayor, non-profits share programs for youth

May 2023 - TMJ4

Milwaukee Recreation boys volleyball league fills an underserved need

May 2023 - OnMilwaukee

2010 US Youth Games allowed Milwaukee and its young athletes to shine

May 2023 - TMJ4

'It changed my life': Arts & Humanities Showcase highlights young talent in Milwaukee

May 2023 - FOX 6

Milwaukee Partnership for the Arts & Humanities Showcase

May 2023 - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Five things to know and do in Milwaukee this week

May 2023 - WISN 12

Partnership for the Arts & Humanities Showcase

April 2023 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Local drive-in movie theaters

April 2023 - FOX 6

MPS overnight camp program; free for grades 4-8

March 2023 - TMJ4

March of Champions basketball tournament kicks off

March 2023 - Milwaukee PBS

'Black Nouveau' program highlights the Daddy/Daughter Dance

March 2023 - OnMilwaukee

Milwaukee Recreation program guide magazines are a sight familiar to all

February 2023 - TMJ4

MPS students ready to become Milwaukee's newest licensed drivers

February 2023 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Reflecting on memories of the Daddy/Daughter Dance

February 2023 - FOX 6

Milwaukee Daddy/Daughter Dance at North Division a 'special moment'

February 2023 - TMJ4

Milwaukee Recreation's 18th Daddy/Daughter Dance returns after two-year hiatus

February 2023 - WISN 12

Milwaukee Recreation brings back Daddy/Daughter Dance

February 2023 - Telemundo

Mostrando el amor de padre e hija en un baile de Milwaukee Recreation

February 2023 - FOX 6

Milwaukee Recreation's Daddy/Daughter Dance

January 2023 - OnMilwaukee

Daddy/Daughter Dance returns after two-year hiatus

January 2023 - TMJ4

Could driver education funding be on the way back?

  2022: In the News

December 2022 - FOX 6

Winter Wonder Woods returns at Hawthorn Glen

November 2022 - TMJ4

MPS Drive nearly doubles seats available for winter session, provides equity in driver's education

October 2022 - TMJ4

Milwaukee Recreation expanding driver's ed course to more MPS students with $45K donation

October 2022 - Milwaukee Magazine

Nine things to do in Milwaukee this weekend: Oct. 14-16

October 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

Renovated Green Bay Playfield opens

October 2022 - CBS 58

New playfield now open on Milwaukee's north side

October 2022 - TMJ4

Milwaukee Recreation celebrating Halloween with the whole family

October 2022 - WISN

Halloween Glen returns this weekend

October 2022 - OnMilwaukee

Milwaukee Recreation brings back Drive-In Movie Day for fall

September 2022 - Milwaukee Record

Milwaukee Recreation's family-friendly Halloween Glen returns Oct. 7-8

September 2022 - WUWM

Tuj  Lub courts are coming to Milwaukee's Carmen Playfield

August 2022 - Run Back to School

August 2022 - OnMilwaukee

Milwaukee Recreation's cool spots made safe fun for city kids during hot spells

August 2022 - TMJ4

Wacky Wheels Skate Van gives you a chance to revisit your youth at Milwaukee parks, playfields

August 2022 - FOX 6 News

Ultimate Sports Day

August 2022 - TMJ4

Milwaukee Recreation summer soccer camp keeping kids active

August 2022 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee mountain biking teams want to make the sport accessible to all teens

July 2022 - Spectrum News 1

Milwaukee Hmong community excited to see future construction for future Tuj Lub courts

July 2022 - TMJ4

Milwaukee Public Schools free driver education program will more than double teens served this fall

July 2022 - WISN

MPS expands driver education program

July 2022 - Spectrum News 1

Club Rec. gives students with special needs a summer camp experience

June 2022 - Journal Sentinel

'Tuj lub' is a 5,000-year-old Hmong game that will soon have a home in Milwaukee with new permanent courts

June 2022 - Burnham Playfield Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CBS 58
Urban Milwaukee

June 2022 - Spectrum News 1

Free playground program gives Milwaukee youth a safe summer activity

June 2022 - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Five things to know and do in Milwaukee this week

June 2022 - Spectrum News 1

Twilight Centers kick off summer activities for Milwaukee youth

June 2022 - Spectrum News 1

Older adults create urban garden at Milwaukee's OASIS Center

May 2022 - TMJ4

Keeping the old tradition of weaving alive in Milwaukee

May 2022 - TMJ4

Hawthorn Glen's woodland is home to native wild animals, plants

May 2022 -  Journal Sentinel

Here's a list of organizations offering summer programs for young children, teens, and twentysomethings

May 2022 - CBS 58

Milwaukee organizations offer summer programs to keep youth busy

March 2022 - FOX 6 News

Bradley Tech senior dropping jaws with his unique dunks

March 2022 - Journal Sentinel

Custer Stadium renamed for Milwaukee's only World Cup star Jimmy Banks, who launched city youth league

March 2022 - CBS 58

Custer Stadium of MPS renamed to honor former soccer coach Jimmy Banks

March 2022 - Spectrum News 1

Ralph Davis Invitational teaches inclusivity through basketball

March 2022 - TMJ4

Milwaukee midnight basketball league launches first ever women's league

March 2022 - Radio Milwaukee

This Milwaukee senior center had a past life as a dorm for frontline healthcare workers

Feb. 2022 - TMJ4

Milwaukee eyes driver education to combat reckless driving crisis

Feb. 2022 - Radio Milwaukee

Survive Alive House is teaching kids how to escape house fires

Feb. 2022 - TMJ4

Milwaukee Recreation's 'Dream, Build Play' project wins park design award

Jan. 2022 - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Is driver's ed a key to solving our reckless driving problem? Some leaders think so.

Jan. 2022 - TMJ4

Hamilton Boys Hoops celebrates 50th anniversary of state title

Jan. 2022 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cooking classes and more things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news

Jan. 2022 - FOX 6 News

4th annual Yoga Fest at Beulah Brinton Community Center

  2021: In the News

Dec. 2021 - FOX 6 News

Hawthorn Glen's Winter Wonder Woods event, set for this weekend

Dec. 2021 - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Milwaukee Recreation offers free or low-cost ways to stay active this winter

Dec. 2021 - Radio Milwaukee

Do You Remember Crunchy the Talking Garbage Truck?

Dec. 2021 - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

18 Winter Activities for You and Your Loved Ones

Oct. 2021 - Milwaukee PBS

Halloween Glen

Oct. 2021 - Radio Milwaukee

Beulah Brinton Community Center

Sept./Oct./Nov. 2021 - CAPRA Accreditation

OnMilwaukee: Milwaukee Recreation accreditation is "like winning the championship"

Milwaukee Record: Milwaukee Recreation earns national accreditation in parks and recreation

CBS58: Milwaukee Recreation earns national accreditation in parks and recreation

Wisconsin Public Radio: What national accreditation means for Milwaukee Recreation

Urban Milwaukee: Milwaukee Recreation Earns National Accreditation

Sept. 2021 - CW18/My24 Milwaukee

Senior Director Lynn Greb discusses fall programming

July 2021 - ABC's 'Good Morning America'

‘GMA’ surprises deserving basketball coach with tickets to NBA Finals

'GMA' Recap

June 2021 - Urban Milwaukee

Franklin Square Playfield Opens

June 2021 - FOX6

FOX6 discussed multiple Milwaukee Recreation programs throughout the morning of the Franklin Square Playfield Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

June 2021 - TMJ4

Franklin Square Playfield gets major $2 million upgrade, now open to the public

June 2021 - Urban Milwaukee

Green Bay Playfield Being Renovated

June 2021 - FOX6

Groundbreaking for Milwaukee Recreation playfield on north side

June 2021 - Spectrum News 1

Milwaukee Recreation brings Video Game Van to summer playgrounds

June 2021 - TMJ4

Summer Water Safety

May 2021 - Wisconsin Public Radio

WIAA announces inaugural girls state wrestling tournament in 2022

May 2021 - FOX6

Family Drive-In Movie Day

April 2021 - FOX6

Longtime Milwaukee Recreation worker serves as mentor, role model to youth

"For 54 years, Max Walker has used his perspective to motivate and connect with countless Milwaukee youth."

April 2021 - Family Drive-In Movie Day

Milwaukee Community Journal

CBS58 - Feb. 2021

A life dedicated to mentoring youth

"Max Walker has been a mentor and a role model to Milwaukee kids for decades. A lot of what he knows, he learned growing up on Milwaukee playgrounds, himself. He’s put that knowledge to good use—working for Milwaukee Rec for more than 50 years, and influencing the lives of generations of young people."

  2020: In the News

Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin - Dec. 2020

Campaign Season: MPS Forges Successful Program To Help Athletes Prosper Despite Being Sidelined by Pandemic

CBS58 - Oct. 2020

Organizers of Milwaukee's Twilight Centers find a way to continue operation during pandemic

Urban Milwaukee - Oct. 2020

Milwaukee Recreation opens revamped Southgate Playfield

FOX6 - Oct. 2020

Pulaski's Lukas Barnes is a High School Hot Shot

FOX6 - Oct. 2020

Team Milwaukee Special Olympics aims to keep athletes moving

CBS 58 - Oct. 2020

Everyday Heroes: Lauren Lopez-Gonzalez, Recreation Manager of Milwaukee's Twilight Centers

FOX6 - Oct. 2020

MPS launches campaign to keep student-athletes engaged, active

OnMilwaukee - Oct. 2020

Milwaukee Recreation relaunches renovated Southgate Playfield

TMJ4 - Oct. 2020

MPS continues to encourage athletes after moving fall sports

TMJ4 - Sept. 2020

Parents turn to Milwaukee Recreation for childcare during virtual learning

Milwaukee Courier - July 2020

Outdoor Education Center highlights reading and nature for kids

Milwaukee Bucks - June 2020

Feature on Bradley Tech wrestlers

PBS Wisconsin - June 2020

Track star Amari Brown reflects on her canceled senior season

Spectrum News 1 - June 2020

Milwaukee Recreation programs to resume in July with safety protocols in place

WISN - May 2020

MPS students competing in online speech and debate competitions

TMJ4 - April 2020
JJ Watt Foundation boosts morale among young athletes


FOX6 - April 2020

JJ Watt Foundation donates new uniforms and equipment to 35 Milwaukee Recreation youth sports teams

OnMilwaukee - April 2020

13 community livestreams you should check out during COVID-19

Milwaukee Record - April 2020

Rec. At Home programs to watch

Urban Milwaukee - March 2020

South Side Playfield to get overhaul

"[Modrzejewski] Playfield, one of 52 managed by MPS’s Milwaukee Recreation department, was identified as the best suited for improvements following a 2015 equity prioritization index effort. Approximately 6,000 kids under the age of 18 live within one mile of the site."

WISN - March 2020

Midnight Basketball League back for the spring

ESPN Milwaukee - March 2020


Journal Sentinel - Feb. 2020

Bike Bazaar: 6 things to do in Milwaukee this weekend

Journal Sentinel - Feb. 2020

King's Saleem carries City Conference banner

ESPN Milwaukee - Feb. 2020


TMJ4 - Feb. 2020

$5 Swim Program


Jammin' 98.3 FM - Feb. 2020

Bobbie Kelsey named a Jammin' Legend

ESPN Milwaukee - Jan. 2020

The sixth annual City Review

TODAY'S TMJ4 - Jan. 2020

The sixth annual City Review

  2019: In the News

ESPN Milwaukee - Dec. 2019

Coaches Conversations (Basketball)

$5 Swim Lessons - Dec. 2019

TMJ4 - Nov. 2019

Mother & Son Superhero Night


WISN - Nov. 2019

Mother & Son Superhero Night


ESPN Milwaukee - Oct. 2019

City Conference Football Minute

Milwaukee PBS/Journal Sentinel - Oct. 2019

Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone | Hannah and Amaii


TMJ4 - Oct. 2019

Halloween Glen returns


Multiple Sources - Oct. 2019

Clovernook Playfield and Franklin Square Playfield Groundbreaking

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service - Sept. 2019

Post from the Community: Milwaukee’s newest soccer space opening on the South Side

Multiple Sources - Sept. 2019

Custer Playfield Reopening

Multiple Sources - Sept. 2019

Vincent Stadium Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Multiple Sources - Aug. 2019

Columbia Playfield Reopening

Multiple Sources - May 2019

Pulaski Stadium Groundbreaking

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service - February 2019

Daddy/Daughter Dance


Milwaukee Record - February 2019

Advanced cornhole and nine more wonderful spring Milwaukee Recreation classes

"Spring is in the air! Okay, not really, but the spring Milwaukee Recreation guide is out and about, and it’s as delightful as ever! Pick up a physical copy (or browse a PDF) and you’ll be bombarded with hundreds of courses open to residents and non-residents of all ages, covering time-honored areas of interest like arts and crafts, cooking, fitness, sports, and swimming."

TMJ4 - February 2019

Daddy/Daughter Dance returns


Telemundo WI - February 2019

Daddy/Daughter Dance

"Se aproxima el baile de papá e hija en las Escuelas Públicas de Milwaukee. Este es un evento que crea memorias lindas entre los padres y sus pequeñas."

TMJ4 - January 2019

Top H.S. basketball prospects to play at UWM Panther Arena


  2018: In the News

Wisconsin Public Radio - Nov. 2018

Milwaukee's Midnight League brings more to the court than basketball

"Milwaukee's Midnight League basketball team is about more than just playing the sport, it's about providing a safe place to talk about life's obstacles and about finding a way out. We hear from one of the program's coordinators for more."

OnMilwaukee - Nov. 2018

Midnight League encourages young men to learn valuable life skills

"When it reopened, the Midnight League played solely at Bradley Tech High School in Walker's Point. According to Briggs, there were about 80 players. Since the league opened its North Side site this year, numbers have increased to about 120 players at each location."

TMJ4 - Nov. 2018

Mother/Son Superhero Night

WISN 12 - Nov. 2018

Mother/Son Superhero Night Preview

Urban Milwaukee - Oct. 2018

Milwaukee Recreation Hosts Mother & Son Superhero Night

"Milwaukee Recreation will host the first Mother & Son Superhero Night on Saturday, November 10 at Hamilton High School. Mothers and sons are welcome to come dressed in their favorite superhero attire for an evening of arts and crafts, superhero training activities, and healthy snacks."

OnMilwaukee - Oct. 2018

Urban Spelunking: History uncovered as plans for lost landmark turn up

"The center, which opened in 1924, was modeled after – and named for – Bay View's Beulah Brinton house, 2590 S. Superior St., where Brinton hosted newly arrived immigrants and offered them language and other classes, recreation and even health care. The city took inspiration from Brinton's work and began opening such centers of its own in the early years of the 20th century."

Fox 6 Now - Oct. 2018

Milwaukee’s Columbia Playfield park is getting a makeover

"Columbia Playfield, located near 14th and Chambers, is going to be totally transformed in the coming months by Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee Recreation."

CBS 58 - Oct. 2018
Columbia Playfield Groundbreaking

WISN 12 - Oct. 2018

Halloween Glen Preview

FOX 6 Now - Oct. 2018

‘A beautiful thing:’ Young Milwaukee men invited to play in Midnight Basketball League

"Young men are invited to show off their basketball skills as part of the new "Midnight League" on the city's north side." 

OnMilwaukee - Sept. 2018

Urban Spelunking: New Deal-era Enderis Playfield is a WPA gem

"One of those is Enderis Playfield, a New Deal-era gem bounded by Chambers and Locust Streets on the north and south, 72nd Street on the west and an alley (behind 70th Street) on the east. The park has given its name to its neighborhood, too. It is the green heart of Enderis Park."

FOX 6 Now - July 2018

Wacky Wheels Skate Van keeps the fun rolling playground to playground

"The Milwaukee Recreation Department has hundreds of classes and programs but there's one that rolls around the city all summer long to help get kids rolling."


TODAY'S TMJ4 - June 2018

Milwaukee Recreation works to provide water safety access

"Milwaukee Recreation offers year-round swim lessons at pools in every neighborhood across the city. Instructors hope that access will save lives in all communities."


FOX 6 Now - May 2018

FOX6’s Ted Perry, Beverly Taylor host 25th anniversary celebration for Survive Alive House

"Born from tragedy, the Milwaukee Survive Alive House is celebrating 25 years. A gala was held to celebrate on Friday, May 11 at the Milwaukee Art Museum."

TODAY'S TMJ4 - February 2018

Hundreds of Milwaukee dads take daughters to special dance

"Milwaukee Recreation partnered with the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and the Social Development Commission to host the 15th annual Daddy/Daughter Dance."

WISN 12 - February 2018

Special Olympics athletes hit the hardwood for Brandon Sprewer Classic

"'My son has Down syndrome, and so when he's out there having so much fun, it just brings a joy to me,” said Michelle Sobocinski, “I know the experience that he'shaving right now is the same experience that his regular peers are having too.'"

FOX 6 Now - February 2018

‘Celebrate his life:’ Basketball tournament honors Special Olympian, murdered in 2006

"At Vincent High School, about 60 teams participated in the annual Brandon Sprewer Basketball Classic. 'For the past 12 years, we gather to celebrate his life,' said Therese Whitty, recreation supervisor for Team Milwaukee Special Olympics."


TODAY'S TMJ4 - February 2018

Milwaukee's Daddy-Daughter Dance returns for 15th year

"Milwaukee's annual 'Daddy-Daughter Dance' is coming up in less than two weeks. It’s a partnership between Milwaukee Recreation, The Social Development Commission and the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative."


Milwaukee Magazine - January 2018

Meet the late-night basketball league that's giving hope to many

"The Midnight League isn’t open to just anyone... The league was designed for unemployed (or underemployed) men or others struggling with social ills – and not high school kids, who are barred. During the last season, some 88 joined in."

FOX 6 Now - January 2018

Beulah Brinton: Milwaukee Recreation’s only stand-alone community center serves people of all ages

"Brian Kramp spent the morning at Beulah Brinton Community Center to preview this winter's Milwaukee Recreation Department activities."

  2017: In the News

WISN 12 and TODAY'S TMJ4 - December 2017

Burnham Ice Rink Grand Opening

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - November 2017

MPS to upgrade neighborhood playgrounds

'"There's a tremendous opportunity to really transform these spaces, really bring them back to life," said Lynn Greb, senior director of the district's Recreation Department  who commissioned an equity analysis to prioritize improvements at the 52 playfields — small neighborhood parks — throughout the district.'

TODAY'S TMJ4 - September 2017

Hawthorn Glen prepares for Halloween event

"We're just days from October, and that means Hawthorn Glen is preparing for Halloween. The Nature Center is again putting on its annual family-friendly event, and Chris Beimborn from the Milwaukee Recreation Department joined 'Live at Noon' with more."

FOX 6 Now - September 2017

‘MPS Drive’ program offers free driver’s ed to MPS students

'"But that still wasn't accessible by all of our young people," said Annie Kubes, recreation coordinator for citywide programs for the MPS Recreation Department. "And so we wanted to bring back the free option to insure that any student that was interested in taking driver's education would have the opportunity."'

TODAY'S TMJ4 - July 2017

MPS To Debut First All-City Musical: Hairspray Jr.

TODAY'S TMJ4 - June 2017

414ward: Free Summer Playground Program

CBS 58 - February 2017

Daddy Daughter Dance at North Division High in Milwaukee

  2016: In the News

FOX 6 Now - June 2016

Milwaukee Recreation's 'Summer Stars' Program Works To Keep Young People Out Of Trouble

'"I'd rather have all the kids in one building that`s a safe space where they`re doing something constructive than have them in the street doing nothing," Carmelo Cortes, Summer Stars supervisor said.

The program runs from 6-9 p.m. -- the time period a study showed many kids are out on the street.

"So we find a place for them to hang out a little bit more. They can come out here for some swimming, open gym, there is a game room, there`s basketball leagues and then there`s a meal program too," Cortes said.'

FOX 6 Now - February 2016

Special Olympic Athlete's Spirit Lives On Through Basketball Tournament

"Brandon Sprewer was 22 years old in 2006 when he was murdered during an armed robbery while he was waiting for a bus. Sprewer's spirit lives on, as hundreds gather annually to compete in a basketball tournament -- Sprewer's favorite sport."

FOX 6 Now - February 2016

Milwaukee Recreation Hosts 13th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

"Dads and daughters -- it's time to dress up and dance! Percy Eddie joins 'Real Milwaukee' to talk about Milwaukee Recreation's upcoming daddy/daughter dance."

FOX 6 Now - January 2016

Don't Be Bored This Winter! Milwaukee Recreation Offers Plenty Of Opportunities

"Just because the weather is cold doesn't mean you have to slow down. Milwaukee Recreation offers all kinds of winter activity options for all ages. Brian Kramp visited the Beulah Brinton Community Center in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood to learn more."

  2015: In the News

FOX 6 Now - August 2015

Fall Classes Now Open At Beulah Brinton

"Beulah Brinton is the home for youth, adult and senior recreation activities.

The senior programs take place during the mornings and afternoons and include volleyball, bingo, cards, pool and darts... Youth classes include: baton, ballet, Fine Motor Marvels, Toddler Play Group and Tae Kwon Do, to name a few."

FOX 6 Now - June 2015

Food, Pools, and Sprinklers - All For Free

"Joel Symons from Milwaukee Recreation joins 'Real Milwaukee' to tell us more about their free summer program. On June 22, Milwaukee Recreation opened 29 free summer playgrounds throughout the city of Milwaukee."

TODAY'S TMJ4 - June 2015

Milwaukee Recreation Kicks Off Free Summer Playground

FOX 6 Now - February 2015

12th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

"Milwaukee Recreation's annual 'Daddy/Daughter Dance' is happening later this month. Percy Eddie from Milwaukee Recreation joins 'FOX6 WakeUp' with the details."

  2014: In the News

FOX 6 Now - July 2014

Free Fun In The Sun With Milwaukee Recreation

"Milwaukee's playgrounds are open for business -- and there are plenty of activities for you and your kids to do -- for FREE! Joel Symons from Milwaukee Recreation joined the 'Real Milwaukee' team with more."

FOX 6 Now - February 2014

Milwaukee Recreation Celebrating Father-Daughter Bond

"The bond between a daughter and her dad is a very special thing. Milwaukee Recreation is celebrating that relationship with their 11th annual Daddy Daughter Dance next weekend."

FOX 6 Now - January 2014

Milwaukee Recreation Offers A Wide Variety Of Activities

"Whether it's soccer for youths, Latin dance for teens, or power yoga for adults, Studio A's Brian Kramp shows you it's as easy as opening a recreation guide and picking an activity that fits your needs."

  2013: In the News

TODAY'S TMJ4 - February 2013

Milwaukee Recreation's Daddy Daughter Dance

  2012: In the News

TODAY'S TMJ4 - July 2012

Milwaukee Recreation's Summer Programs

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