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.”
- Nov 17th, 2019 by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
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- Dec 18th, 2018 by Andrea Waxman
- Jul 31st, 2018 by Zach Komassa
- May 8th, 2017 by Michael Holloway
- Feb 23rd, 2017 by Michael Horne
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