A Look At Three Bridges Park

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Three Bridges Park is located in the Menomonie Valley and it is part of the Hank Aaron State Trail. The park officially opened in July of 2013. This article will explain more about the park. I hope that you enjoy this article.

About Three Bridges Park

Three Bridges Park was once part of a former rail yards, which was owned by the Milwaukee Road, is located along the south bank of the Menomonee River from south 35th from the west to a few blocks east of 27th street. This park is 24 acres big and the park is the largest park in the city of Milwaukee. The park offers some of the best views of the skyline of downtown Milwaukee, Miller Park and other valley businesses. The park is also part of a extension of the Hank Aaron State Trail.

This project costed $8.8 million for cleaning up the old rail yards and for creating the hills and restoring the landscape of the park. The money for this park was contributed in part of a $25 million fundraising campaign, which is also known as "Menomonee Valley- From The Ground Up." The people from the Menomonee Valley Partners and the Urban Ecology Center had administered the campaign, is also $2.5 million short of it's goal. Contributions from private donors, state agencies and the city of Milwaukee have paid for creating the bridges, recreational trails, park development and the Menomonee Valley branch Urban Ecology Center which is located at South 37th Street and West Pierce Street.


Photo Credit: city-data.com

What The Park Offers

The park offers to people who comes and visits it two miles of paved trails, open access to the Menomonee River for fishing, wading or canoeing and kayaking and benches for rest. The Urban Ecology Center (Menomonee Valley Branch) will also use the park as an outdoor classroom for children. There are three new bike/ pedestrian bridges that provides access to the residents and workers to the park and jobs in the Menomonee Valley.


Photo Credit: milwaukeeparks.blogspot.com

Tours, Events And Awards

Every first and third Wednesdays of the month, which starts around 10 am for a walking tour. The tour starts from the Urban Ecology Center- Menomonee Valley Branch.

There usually something going on in the park, please checkout the Urban Ecology Center's calendar of events for more details.

In 2014, Three Bridges Park was awarded the The Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award. The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) recognize the outstanding efforts to revitalize Milwaukee's central city neighborhoods.

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I live in the Upper Midwest and I enjoy collecting sports cards, history to name a few. Some of the things that I like to write about varies bio on people, television stations, places and more.

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author avatar snerfu
24th Jun 2014 (#)

It is heartening to read about the park and the wa.k in the park. Good article

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
24th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you snerfu for the comment.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
24th Jun 2014 (#)

You're back!! Hooray!! Nice to see you writing again.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
24th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Phyl. I am glad to be back writing again.

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author avatar Utah Jay
11th Jul 2014 (#)

It sounds like a nice place and looks beautiful. We have parks here in the city, but the mountains are the big draw in Salt Lake...Great page.

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