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A new twist has emerged regarding prospects for the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, more commonly known as the “Domes.” Could it be merged with the Milwaukee Public Museum? Read more

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Milwaukee County Parks, the economic case for public art, an interview with Milwaukee musician Peter Woods and more. Read more

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An overview of this year's Holiday Arts Guide, the opening of the Hop, Backline Milwaukee and more. Read more

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Milwaukee County Parks is recognized nationally as a trail-blazing park system that extended the concept of a network of linked parks and parkways throughout a county, not just a city. Read more

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The future of the Mitchell Park Domes is at stake. The public has an opportunity to express its ideas and opinions about various county proposals on Tuesday, June 26 in the lobby of the Mitchell Park Domes. Read more

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The farmers market’s ouster from the Domes Annex will be addressed at the next Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Parks, Energy & Environment Committee meeting. Read more

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Despite Milwaukee County’s long-standing Anti-Secrecy Policy, County Executive Chris Abele and his administrators often operate in the shadows; indeed, four county committees addressing parks issues, convened since 2016 by Abele or his ... Read more

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Despite its popularity, organizers of the Milwaukee’s Winter Farmers Market at the Mitchell Park Domes Annex were abruptly informed last month that the market’s lease would not be renewed at the domes annex. Read more

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On Saturday, April 21 beer lovers from across the state will gather at Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center for an afternoon of unlimited sampling from the area’s favorite craft breweries at Stein & Dine. Read more

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Preserving waterways and woodlands as public spaces has been positive for the region’s overall ecology as well as the people who enjoy the parks. Read more

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In the first episode of Radio Shepherd Express, we discussed the controversy over funding of the County Parks, the problem with invasive species, the philosophy of arts criticism and the proliferation of local, Made-in-Milwaukee culture. Read more

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Photo credit: Chris Abele for Milwaukee County Executive Facebook page

As the Shepherd Express went to press this week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele emailed and posted a statement entitled “You Spoke, I Listened.” Read more

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Last week’s meeting at the Mitchell Park Domes about parking meters in Milwaukee County parks revealed an overwhelming rejection of County Executive Chris Abele’s plan to impose another “revenue stream.” Read more

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Our county’s exceptional network of public parks was developed to serve everyone, but now Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is proposing a wrong-headed program of widespread and pricey paid parking throughout the park system. Read more

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Metro Milwaukee’s time-honored heritage of free and inclusively accessible parks is on the fast track to ending. Read more

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A “work group” of county officials and members of the business and nonprofit community have identified 40 “potentially viable locations” for parking meters in parks. Most of the county’s lakefront and other popular parks are targeted. Read more

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Milwaukee County plans to install parking meters in many of its landmark parks, raising questions about public access as well as the need to raise revenue to maintain the park system. Read more

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Should Downtown Milwaukee’s Pere Marquette Park have a beer garden or not? The debate is on regarding how best to use this rare, little, urban green space. Read more

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