Fondy Park

Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled plans to transform a vacant lot into a storm water park and gathering space

A new green space is unveiling in our city!
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Mary Spicuzza

A new green space is taking root in Milwaukee.

Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled plans this week to transform a vacant lot next to the Fondy Farmers Market into a storm water park and gathering space for local residents.

The project is planned as an extension of ECO's North Ave. greenscaping project, which is underway from 8th to 27th streets.

The green space project is being funded by the City of Milwaukee, Fund for Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Barrett developed the HOME GR/OWN Initiative to find healthy uses for vacant lots in the city in an effort to create jobs, increase access to healthy food and improve quality of life.

The MEC supports the people and work of Greater Milwaukee’s environmental community. We foster collaboration through shared space and resources, incubate new initiatives, and activate diverse champions for a clean and healthy environment.