2020: In the News
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
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
"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."
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