O'Donnell Park Statement
Preserve Our Parks applauds the Milwaukee Art Museum Board along with Executive Director Dan Keegan, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, and the County Executive on their recently announced agreement to sell O'Donnell Park and the Art Museum facilities to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The deal includes only the built structures on these premises, not the land they sit on. This deal is critical in keeping these lakefront properties in the public domain. Of course, the sale has to be approved by the whole County Board before it is final and we expect that to happen.
This unique deal would never have been possible if O'Donnell had been sold to Northwestern Mutual. We owe much in the way of thanks and gratitude to the citizens of Milwaukee County that provided the strong voice that lead to the defeat of that misguided potential sale.