Cold Spring Park Historic Neighborhood, Inc.
Press Release

Cold Spring Park Neighborhood Announces Groundbreaking for Community Garden and Gathering Green

The Cold Spring Park Garden and Gathering Green is located on the southeast corner of 28th St. and McKinley Boulevard.

By - Aug 5th, 2015 11:06 am

MILWAUKEE- The Cold Spring Park Historic Neighborhood, Inc. (CSPHNI) is proud to announce that our neighborhood will officially break ground on the Cold Spring Park Community Garden and Gathering Green in a ceremony on Tuesday, August 11th at 6pm.

The Cold Spring Park Garden and Gathering Green is located on the southeast corner of 28th St. and McKinley Boulevard. The lot which it will occupy is one of few vacant lots in our entirely residential neighborhood and has been a magnet for undesirable activity for a number of years. The new garden design, complete with rain gardens, is reminiscent of an oval to replicate the race track that originally occupied Cold Spring Park during the mid-1800s.

The project, which has taken over three years to come to fruition, is the result of many people who will be acknowledged at the groundbreaking.  Most importantly is the former president of CSPHNI, Joyce Ann Seiser, who has led the effort from the first day. Along with her are other neighborhood members who have donated time and money to see this addition to their community.

Furthermore, the neighborhood has received major support from Clean Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works, and the Near West Side Partners (NWSP). Without any one of these partners and their care for our neighborhood and our community, this groundbreaking could not happen.

The groundbreaking will celebrate a beautiful new addition to the Cold Spring Park Neighborhood and those who made it happen. Alderman Robert Bauman, Representative Evan Goyke, Pam Ritger of Clean Wisconsin, and Near West Side Partners President Rana Altenburg will be attendance. All are welcome to join on August 11th at 6pm at the Cold Spring Park Garden (28th St. and McKinley Blvd.)

For more information on the Cold Spring Park Garden and Gathering Green, visit: www.facebook.com/CSPHNIGarden

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