July 2, 2009
With Independence Day approaching, we are presented with many opportunities to express our pride and patriotism on behalf of our country. From fireworks to parades to cookouts, together we will celebrate our nation’s Independence Day and honor those who have protected and those who have continued to defend our nation’s independence as declared in 1776.
Since 1911, the City of Milwaukee has provided its citizens, neighbors and visitors a safe and friendly celebration of America's independence.
In parks throughout the city, families and friends gather for picnics, flag-raising ceremonies, music concerts, games, talent contests, ice cream socials, and more! At night the sky is filled with fireworks bursting all over town.
I hope you’ll consider joining me in my tour of Milwaukee’s parks. I’ll be making several stops and my schedule appears below. I invite you to join us as we unite as a city and as a nation celebrating this holiday in earnest appreciation of our country’s rich history, veterans and forefathers.
Enjoy your holiday and celebrate safely,
Mayor, City of Milwaukee
Visit my website at: http://www.city.milwaukee.gov/mayor
Mayor Barrett’s Independence Day Park Visitation Schedule
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Humboldt Park – 3000 S. Howell Avenue
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Lake Park – 3233 E. Kenwood Boulevard
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Sherman Park – 3000 N. Sherman Boulevard
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Washington Park– 1859 N. 40th Street
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Enderis Park – 76th to 67th Street; Center to Burleigh/Lisbon
12:15 PM – 12:30
King Center – 1531 W. Vliet Street
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
V.A. Center – 5000 W. National Avenue
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Jackson Park – 3500 W. Forest Home Avenue
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Mitchell Park – 524 S. Layton Boulevard
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Wilson Park – 1601 W. Howard Avenue
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Gordon Park – 2828 N. Humboldt Boulevard