“The Jackson Park neighborhood is a community of quiet streets and well-kept homes wrapped around the largest park on the city’s South Side. The setting is peaceful, almost pastoral in places, but the Jackson Park area offers more than quiet. Its character is an appealing blend of old and new. Placed squarely between the old South Side and the southwest suburbs, it shares the atmospheres of both. And its homes, bridging a gap between pre- and post-World War II development, make Jackson Park one of the most diverse architectural districts in Milwaukee.”~ Author Unknown
Reservations for picnic areas can be made by contacting the Milwaukee County Parks at (414) 257-7275. The JPCA does NOT have authority to make reservations.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT:
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
The JPCA along with the City of Milwaukee has been busy this past
winter working on the development of Forest Home Avenue. In the Fall
of 2016, the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development;
Planning Division conducted two surveys on behalf of the Association.
We held a members meeting in December and the Department of City
Development presented the results to the neighborhood and provided
information about the City’s business resource programs. The JPCA is
using the survey results to identify priorities and continue our efforts in
helping the community better serve the needs of residents, employees,
and visitors of the area. The survey results were shared with the
Department of City Development’s Commercial Corridor Team and with
the Department of Public Works. The Association was very impressed
by the results and is excited to move forward with the City of Milwaukee
and the City of Greenfield with this project.
Some people have contacted me asking what is going in at the former
Oil Gear Business located on W. Fillmore Avenue. Global Power
Components has recently purchased the building and is currently in the
process of renovating the facility. Part of the renovation is to landscape
the west and south side of the lot. The goal is to reduce noise and line
of sight through the use of natural landscaping. The renovations to the
property will be ongoing until July 2017.
We are also looking forward to the upcoming events planned for this
year, from the Easter Egg Hunt, Bloom and Groom,4th of July, Farmers
Market, Movie Nights, etc. Details of these events are in the newsletter.
As stated in the past, we are in need of volunteers to help with some of
these events. If you are interested, please contact me (Dee) at (414)
937-0220 and let me know which event you would like to help us with.
These are only a few things that the Association is working on. The
board and I are working hard to make this community a safe, productive
and enjoyable place to live.
I also have to give a very special thank you to all our sponsors that help
us put on some of these events that are free. We couldn’t do it without