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Swing Park Nominated for MANDI Award

And its story -- and controversies- keep getting retold.

By , Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service - Mar 4th, 2015 10:53 am
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3 thoughts on “Swing Park Nominated for MANDI Award”

  1. Marie says:

    This story is interesting but does not address the headline. What is a MANDI Award and why was the “Swing Park” nominated?

    Intriguing “All About Eve” echo in the relationship between Grace La, and her UWM student Keith Hayes.

    I’m glad the swings are popular and that the space is enlivened, but not consulting the original designer raises red flags, especially before calling in bulldozers at an 8-year-old park.

  2. willie fields says:

    Marie,
    I’m not sure I understand the controversy for not consulting LA. When an architect designs a house, you don’t need permission later on to remodel. And before the swings went up, it wasn’t much of a park,
    It was seldom used, and much neglected. Now the park is well used, much cleaner, and a much better use of that space.

  3. Dave Reid says:

    @willie Swing Park is great, and really has brought life to the area!

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