Lindsay Heights History & Sustainability

Sunday (9/23) at 2 pm
Ticket Required ($10)
Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Capacity: 20 people
Meet: Ezekiel Gillespie Park, 2478 N. 14th St., Milwaukee, WI 53206

Join Tim McCollow (City of Milwaukee ECO Office), Sharon Adams (BID #32) and Dynasty Ceasar, Running Rebels and Jeremy Davis (Walnut Way) and witness the dramatic changes that have uplifted Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood – changes occurring as we speak. Sharon, born at a house on the tour path, will present the history of North Avenue and Lindsay Heights, including the role of Walnut Way in reviving a historic Milwaukee community. Tim will add the newer, multiple sustainability initiatives, most of which are less than 5 years old. Tour stops include: the Walnut Way campus, Alice’s Garden, the Juice Kitchen, the historic Sears building (Milwaukee Mall), Fondy Farmers Market, St. Ann’s Center, the Wellness Commons and HOME GR/OWN’s 3 neighborhood pocket parks: Gillespie Park, Sunshine Park and 2017’s Fondy Park. The extent of placemaking, sustainability, urban agriculture and stormwater management in such a small area is why Lindsay Heights is destined to be named ECO’s first official ECO Neighborhood! Since 2015, 7 LISC MANDI Awards have been given to projects within a 6 block radius in Lindsay Heights. Walk with us and discover the secrets to Lindsay Heights rejuvenation! For more information visit HOME GR/OWN or BID #32.

1.2 mile walk beginning at 2478 N. 14th Street and ending at 2200 W. Fond du Lac Avenue. Note this is not a loop, and will require walking back to cars/other modes of transportation. This is an accessible route with flat terrain, note that North Avenue is a busy commercial corridor. Parking is available on both 14th Street and Wright Street. We will walk Rain or Shine (Fondy Park particularly interesting during a rain shower). Hungry? Food available available for purchase at Jakes, the Juice Kitchen and the Tandem.