Milwaukee Recreation celebrated the grand reopening of Burnham Playfield with local leaders, community partners, and neighbors on June 29, 2022!
Milwaukee Recreation's renovation to the east portion of Burnham Playfield included the removal of asphalt paving, the planting of shade trees, and the installation of a new synthetic turf soccer field, walking paths, a new playground, and basketball courts. The wading pool at the playfield was also converted into a user-operated splash pad. New and upgraded site amenities have also been added, including improved lighting, benches, and trash receptacles.
Milwaukee Recreation celebrated the grand reopening of Franklin Square Playfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 29, 2021.
This playfield includes basketball courts, age-appropriate playground equipment, a splash pad, shade structures, a multi-purpose field, and its own obstacle course!
Milwaukee Recreation reopened Clovernook Playfield on Aug 31. 2020, and held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 31, 2020.
The full playfield renovation included upgraded, age-appropriate playground equipment, a splash pad, basketball courts, shade structures, and a multi-purpose field. New and upgraded site amenities were added, including lighting, benches and trash receptacles.
Milwaukee Recreation reopened Southgate Playfield in Aug. 2020, and held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 3, 2020.
The full playfield renovation included asphalt removal and the installation of a new natural turf playfield, shade trees, a walking loop, playground equipment, basketball hoops, and a splash play area. New and upgraded site amenities were also added, including lighting, benches, and trash receptacles.
The space now features a challenging playground piece with multiple tiers, climbers, and slides. Belt and bucket swings accommodate kids of all ages and an accessible group swing allows children to either lay down and swing alone or swing together. Fun musical play pieces were also added as a unique design element. Finally, shaded picnic tables and benches ensure ample seating options for visitors. The project specified high-quality and durable materials to withstand the demand of this heavily utilized urban park.
The layout transformed asphalt into dynamic play zones, created rolling berms and lawn areas, and added trees and native plantings to enhance the site. Bright colors were selected by the neighborhood during the engagement sessions and add new life to the space.
Custer Playfield held its grand reopening on Sept. 14, 2019 to unveil the playfield's newly constructed basketball courts, age-appropriate play structures, and walking path.
Columbia Playfield held its grand reopening on Aug. 17, 2019 to unveil the playfield's newly constructed basketball courts, age-appropriate play structures, splash pads, and walking path.