Jackson Park is a 117 acre park within the Milwaukee County Park System.

In 1907, the City of Milwaukee purchased an 80-acre parcel known as Reynolds Grove

In 1910, Reynolds Grove was renamed Jackson Park in honor of Andrew Jackson, the seventh U.S. president (1829-1837).

In 1932, the City’s first outdoor pool opened in the park.

In 1937, the park ownership was transferred to Milwaukee County as part of the consolidation of parks. 

During 1949-50 the boating/skating pavilion was constructed.

In 1962, a new bathhouse was opened.

The park contains the Statue of Labor which is also known as “The Pewter Lady” by sculptor Gustav Haug. From 1880 until 1909 the statue stood above the entrance of the Chamber of Commerce building (Mackie Building). In 1909 the statue was moved to Reynolds Grove as a gift from the South Division Civic Association. The inscription on the statue’s base reads “May this statue ever be a silent witness to the progress and growth of Milwaukee.”

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Press Releases Referencing Jackson Park

Joey Balistreri

Joey Balistreri Announces Run for MPS Board of Directors, District 7

His time in the classroom—both as a teacher and academic coach—gives him valuable perspective.

Jackson Park Community Association

Jackson Park Farmers Market Starts June 9

The farmers market will feature fresh fruits, vegetables and plants along with a food truck and prepared food.

Tim Kenney

Kenney blasts Borkowski statements and vote on sexual assault victims

“I was disturbed by Ald. Mark Borkowski’s outrageous comments today defending illegal strip searches.”

Tim Kenney

Tim Kenney Candidacy Announcement

Tim is a lifelong Milwaukee resident and has made District 11 his home the past 10 years.

Joe Dudzik

Bank where robbery took place to host community safety forum

Alderman Dudzik, who played role in nabbing suspects, to take part in event

Jason Haas

Supervisor Haas Announces New, Budget-Focused Town Hall Meeting

Meeting set for Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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