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.”
MKE County: Jackson Park Project Faces ResistanceFeb 20th, 2023 by Graham Kilmer
MKE County: Jackson Park Boathouse To Become Open-Air PavilionJan 11th, 2023 by Graham Kilmer
Entertainment: Opening Weekend for State FairAug 4th, 2022 by Michael Holloway
Entertainment: Kentucky Derby Parties AboundMay 5th, 2022 by Michael Holloway
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County Board District 12 Election PreviewFeb 14th, 2022 by Graham Kilmer
Recent Press Releases Referencing Jackson Park
Growth of El Rey Food Mart Leads to North Shore Bank Constructing New Branch Across StreetAug 15th, 2022 by North Shore Bank
New North Shore Bank branch to continue to serve El Rey neighborhood’s needs; In-store bank branch that opened inside El Rey in 2004 was a first in Metro Milwaukee