Improved Holler Park Playground Now Open
Playground Now Fully Accessible as Land Donor Intended
MILWAUKEE – County Supervisor Jason Haas wants families in his district to know about recently completed upgrades to the playground at Holler Park, and that Milwaukee County has honored its commitment to ensure the playground is accessible to all.
Milwaukee County finished improvements to playground in August, which included a new climbing and play structure, and replaced the sand-covered ground beneath the climbing structure with an accessible, smooth surface.
“I’m excited to announce that the new, accessible Holler Park playground is now open for families and kids of all ages to enjoy. I’m particularly proud that we are honoring the commitment Milwaukee County made many years ago to ensure Holler Park would always be accessible for individuals using mobility devices. Holler Park is a hidden gem of the Garden District and I hope our neighbors have an opportunity to visit and enjoy all that it has to offer,” said Supervisor Haas.
When a private citizen donated the land that would become Holler Park to Milwaukee County, the gift included a requirement that the park must be fully accessible to wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
Prior to the recent upgrades, individuals using mobility devices could not access the playground due to the sand.
Supervisor Haas successfully added an amendment to the 2017 Milwaukee County budget that allocated $275,000 to fund the project through general obligation bonds.
Holler Park is a 15-acre park located at 5151 S. 6th St., just south of Layton Blvd.
Additional amenities at Holler Park include a pavilion, known as the Holler Park Lodge, an outdoor pool and splash pad, and a basketball court, as well as several acres of natural areas and a small pond.
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