Three Bridges Park
Native Landscape Restoration, Park and Trail
Project value: $26 million
Project completion: 2013
Project highlights: Transforming a 24-acre brownfield into an urban oasis for generations to enjoy took the tremendous partnership of many dedicated stakeholders, including Menomonee Valley Partners, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the City of Milwaukee’s Redevelopment Authority and Department of Public Works, and the Urban Ecology Center. But the effort was worth it: this transformational project features biking and walking trails (including the namesake three bicycle/pedestrian bridges); river access for fishing, canoeing and kayaking; community gardens; a now restored native landscape and much more — all in the heart of Milwaukee’s historic industrial corridor. The project received multiple local awards, including a MANDI Award (Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation) from LISC Milwaukee, and was recognized nationally with the Social Impact Award at the National Brownfields Conference.
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