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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Recent Press Releases Referencing Jackson Park

Milwaukee County Parks

New look Traveling Beer Garden live music dates announced

The live music nights, held on Friday and Saturday nights between 5-8pm, will feature a more varied line up this year

19th Annual NARI Milwaukee Tour of Remodeled Homes to Feature 19 Project Locations

Admission for the Tour of Remodeled Homes is $15 in advance, and $20 at the door of the projects, with proceeds benefiting the Aurora Cancer Care.

Traveling Beer Garden 2018 Dates & Locations Revealed

Beergardening season begins in April with the opening of South Shore Terrace Beer Garden