The free digital event, part of the virtual Doors Open, which runs through Oct. 11, will feature five-minute “lightning round” presentations from eight community projects, using multimedia and storytelling to share their backstory.
In the lead up, we are publishing mini-features on the projects. Today, we feature the newly renovated Pulaski Park and Peace Garden Project MKE.
After extensive renovations, Pulaski Park is open to the public. The Milwaukee County park has been upgraded with new futsal and basketball courts, a steel bridge, a renovated playground, new walking paths and a newly renaturalized stretch of the Kinnickinnic River.
Throughout the renovation, community members and the KK River Neighbors in Action were central to the process, directly informing design of the park.
The Pulaski Park presentation will be given by KK River Neighbors in Action member Travis Hope and Ald. Jose Pérez.
Peace Garden Project MKE
Since 2015, Sherman Park resident Camille Mays and her fiancé, Greg Powell, have worked through the Peace Garden Project MKE to collaborate with families who have lost loved ones to gun violence and to turn temporary memorials on sidewalks and streets into permanent gardens.
Mays has worked with community members and families to create flower gardens in neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee and continues to explore new avenues to promote personal peace and community healing.
The Peace Garden Project MKE presentation will be given by Mays.