A Look Into Mitchell Park

Clarence SchreiberStarred Page By Clarence Schreiber, 8th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Mitchell Park is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This article will explain some of the history of the park and what the park has to offer.

History Of The Park

Mitchell Park started out by John L. Mitchell, who was a former United States Senator and native and public spirited citizen of the city of Milwaukee. With additional donations brought the total area of the park to just over 60 acres.

One of the things that you will find on the grounds, at a bluff that over looks the Menomonee Valley, is a monument marking the site of an early trading post that was built by Jacques Vieau. Vieau was a settler and a fur trader in Milwaukee. He also became a father in law to Milwaukee founder Solomon Juneau. A little south of the Conservatory was the site of an extensive formal gardens and a sunken water feature. It was open to the public in 1904, but due to budget cuts the formal gardens with the sunken water feature was removed.

Things That Mitchell Park Offers

One of the most popular things that the park offers is the Mitchell Park Conservatory, Also known as the Domes. The Domes also may be reserved for private parties, like weddings and receptions. The park's pavilion is also available for rental as well. For the children they have a tot lot and a wading pool. And for the older children and adults they have basketball half courts to play some basketball and they also have sand volleyball for use. For people who would enjoy having a picnic they have picnic areas in which they are able to reserve and they allow people to put up tents.

Interesting Facts

A few other things about Mitchell Park is the current Conservatory that was built in the 1960's which replace a more out dated conservatory at the time. Near the Mitchell Park Domes there is a bridge which connects to Three Bridges Park. The Show Dome holds roughly about six different floral shows throughout the year. The Domes are expanding the greenhouse to grow more plants for the Show Dome, which used to be brought in from another greenhouse in the Milwaukee County. There used to be two baseball diamonds for people to play baseball and softball games.

My Review

I have visited this park many times and I have enjoyed it every time that I have visited there. It is a very awesome park with a great view overlooking the Menomonee Valley. If you ever come to Milwaukee to visit, make plans to come and visit Mitchell Park and enjoy what it has to offer for everyone.

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Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee, Mitchell Park, Park, Wisconsin

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
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 Jul 2014 (#)

So lovely reading about natural beauty. Great article.

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author avatar Retired
25th Jul 2014 (#)

You make it sound like a great place to visit!

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

Lavenderblu it is a great place to visit.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
1st Aug 2014 (#)

Clarence , I love visiting parks and I thought this was an excellent review.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Nancy for the comment.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Aug 2014 (#)

I love your articles on the local places to visit. It's nice to have a native's POV. People ask me what places are good to see around here because I've been here "forever," but when I go on vacation, I am going somewhere ELSE. Close, but not my backyard. So I've had to really research and think about it... And of course, places I went when I was a kid don't exist now, which is kind of sad. Progress. oh.

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author avatar Margaret Michel
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Interesting piece! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Retired
3rd Sep 2014 (#)

Sounds like a pleasant place to visit.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
6th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks Mike. It is a great place to visit.

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author avatar Utah Jay
27th Sep 2014 (#)

Sounds like a real nice place.

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