NEW! Davidson Park Now Open on Milwaukee’s Near West Side

In an uplifting ceremony this week, Milwaukee celebrated the grand opening of the new Davidson Park.

Located at 3700 W. Juneau Ave., this 4.8-acre space, once a mere parking lot, has been transformed into a vibrant community hub by the Harley-Davidson Foundation.

Davidson Park, designed by the acclaimed Heatherwick Studios of London and local firm HGA, offers a fresh oasis in the heart of the city.

Its thoughtful design includes everything from playgrounds and performance spaces to a beer garden and contemplative areas, making it a perfect destination for families.

Central to the park is The Hub, a multi-purpose amphitheater surrounded by natural settings, ideal for concerts and gatherings.

It’s built with sustainability in mind, featuring bioswales and permeable pavements to manage stormwater, making it one of the first SITES-certified green projects in Wisconsin.

For families, the Legends Play Area is a highlight. Tailored for children ages 1-12, it boasts natural play structures like log climbers, hillside slides, a climbing wall, balancing playscapes, and more.

The park also includes serene spots like the Potawatomi Serenity Garden, designed in collaboration with the local Potawatomi community, featuring a central stone surrounded by medicinal plants significant in Native American culture.

You’ll enjoy free public wi-fi and public porta-potties on the east side of the park on the South Lawn.

With its combination of green spaces and community-oriented design, Davidson Park joins our list of must-visit playgrounds in Milwaukee.

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