“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
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and you’re looking forward to our biggest event of the year: HALLOWEEN! There are only a few things I would like to address.
First off are the hayrides, compliments of CARSTAR Miller Auto Body (formerly Forest Home Auto Body). Hayrides will take place on Halloween night. They will NOT be at registration this year.
Every year the Association Board votes on a non-profit organization to collect donations for during Halloween. This year we have chosen the Milwaukee Street Angels. This organization helps feed and clothe the homeless, among other things. Listed in the newsletter are items they are in desperate need of. Please find it in your hearts to bring at least one of these items to registration.
During the past year I have seen more and more new faces move into the community. When you meet your new neighbors, please mention to them all the great events we have throughout the year and how to join the association. The more members we get the more events we are able to put on!
The Safety Patrol and Farmers Market are always looking for new faces and new ideas. If anyone is interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (414) 937-0220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I saved the best for last! In March I was contacted by the Producer of “Around the Corner with John McGivern”. They asked if I thought our community would like to be on their show. Without hesitation, I said “YES”!!! So in August they filmed some businesses in the area along with Alderman Mark Borkowski, JPCA Safety Patrol and the Jackson Park Farmers Market. The Producer will notify me when the show is ready to air, probably around the beginning of next year, and there may be a special showing for the community before it airs. If that is the case, I will let everyone know when and where.
I am so proud to service a wonderful community and awesome people like the residents of the Jackson Park Neighborhood. THANK YOU!