Get involved – Make a real impact on your community.
- Restore the Mill Pond
Relocating tons of sediment that have come to rest in the pond. The removal of this will create a more sustainable spring-fed pond that can support a wide range of bio-diversity such as thicker ice for a prolonged period of recreational ice skating.
- Warming/Skate House Improvements
Built in the mid 1930’s of post and beam construction by the W.P.A. with locally quarried limestone. Future plans include: Roof & gutter replacement, new windows, new heating and electrical systems, updated restrooms, handicap access, planters, tables with umbrellas and repairing the limestone.
- Family Oriented Events
The Friends of the Mill Pond offer numerous family oriented activities. Our Fishing Clinic for young children in April; Strawberry Fest in June; Great Duck Race in July (sponsor a racing duck and win prizes); Oktoberfest with fun, beer & dancing; Decorating the historic Warming House for the Christmas holidays. Go to our “activities calendar to find out more.
- Birdhouses Own a Waterfront House!
Wood Ducks, Wrens, Purple Martins; are just some of the birds we would like to attract more of. The Oak Creek valley is home to many different birds. We can make them feel more welcome by providing housing.
- Park Benches and Trees
There’s nothing like a nice park bench or chair to relax on under a big shade tree to enjoy a cool summer breeze or the breathtaking colors of fall.
- Enhanced Lighting
Lights under the Mill road shining on the waterfall or pathway lights leading the way to the Warming house will add to enjoyment of the beauty of this unique southeastern Wisconsin waterfall from season to season.
- Old-fashioned Footbridge
A well designed yet historically appropriate footbridge will provide access across the Mill Pond, offer a closer view of birds and waterfowl and add charm to this distinctive environmental setting.
MAKE THE VISION A REALITY
You can make our vision come true and be recognized as a community leader who supports and truly cares about enhancing the quality of life in South Milwaukee for you, your children and the generations to come.
Platinum – $ 5,000
Gold – $ 3,000
Silver – $ 1,000
Bronze – $ 500
All Sponsors will be publicly recognized with their name or the name of their organization on a plaque that will be displayed inside of the Mill Pond Recreation Building. Recognition will also be publicized on our website.
Contact: Don Bulley, Treasurer
637 Edgewood Avenue, South Milwaukee 53172
Phone: (414) 762-7605