Friends of County Grounds Park is sponsored by The Park People as a 501(c)(3). Our mission is to protect and improve the natural areas and wildlife habitat of County Grounds Park and to continue the tradition of using this land to promote community health and wellness.
Donations contribute to the support materials associated with the events that support our mission (tools, raw-materials, education materials, and outreach to engage volunteers). Donations specifically to Friends of County Grounds Park can be made through:
Milwaukee County Grounds Park does not yet have a formal address. The Milwaukee County Parks system lists the address for County Grounds Park identical to the county headquarters: 9480 Watertown Plank Road. The county headquarters and the park are within 2 blocks of each other and the address is functional for general navigation.
Sometimes County Grounds Park is commonly referred to as "Sanctuary Woods" - which is a geographic subset of County Grounds Park.
Milwaukee County Grounds Park in Wauwatosa has limited parking which is accessible from either:
See map and navigation guidance on this website's homepage
Discovery Parkway south of Swan Boulevard
Reporting Suspicious Activity:
Unfortunately, the Milwaukee County Grounds have come under increased abuse during the COVID-19 crisis. Perhaps increased boredom is leading to more extreme behavior. Perhaps perpetrators believe there is less use and oversight.
The Milwaukee County Grounds is patrolled and enforced by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department. Please be part of the solution and report any suspicious activity. This can be done 2 ways: