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HOME GR/OWN's new Dr. L. Carter, Jr. Park          

Located at N. 24th Place & Burleigh Avenue in Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood

This new pocket park, created with resident participation from Amani United, is unique to our P4P initiative. In 2014, the Mayor's Strong Neighborhoods plan did a landscaping treatment along 3 sides of the lot at the request of the Amani neighborhood. Given that strong base, we saw an opportunity to take a site with "good bones" as they say and take it to the next level. This park is down the block from the COA Center and scant blocks from the Dominican Center. 

Carter Park was designed & constructed in the fall of 2015 by HOME GR/OWN, UWM's Community Design Solutions & Walnut Way's Blue Skies Landscaping, employing residents from the North Side. The site has an existing, mature apple tree on the eastern edge. Additional amenities to be installed in spring, 2016. The 2015 transformation is only phase 1 of the overall development plan for this exciting, new public space combining local food, placemaking and public art.

Phase 2 has already begun with the Brico Fund/community selection of a public artist for 2016 installation.

Construction:      Fall, 2015
Completion:        November, 2015


Features of the park: Neighborhood Partners:
Fruit trees Amani United
Community bulletin board Dominican Center
Brico-funded public art install - 2016 BNCP



Before construction


After constructiongathering area


Plan a visit: Dr. L. Carter, Jr. Park is located on the 2400 block of Burleigh Avenue, on the SE corner of Burleigh and 24th Place.




Contact Us

Tim McCollow, HOME GR/OWN Program Manager
(414) 286-3748

Angela Mitchell, HOME GR/OWN Management Trainee
(414) 286-3475

See Dr. Carter Park from the sky!

Watch a drone video of this wonderful park!






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How You Can Help!

Funds donated to HOME GR/OWN will be used to support City-owned vacant lot projects which coincide with the following HOME GR/OWN objectives:

  • Increase access to local, healthy food
  • Revitalizing/engaging communities