Shorewood Ripples

Atwater Beach stairs revitalized

Photo of the new stairs leading down to Atwater Beach. The new stairs were put in this __, and should improve user safety.

Laura Oldfather

January 11, 2020

The stairs leading down to the lake at Atwater Beach were recently renovated. The stairs are frequently used by the community and need occasional repairs.  “The Atwater stairs are a valuable asset to the community,” said Joel Kolste, Assistant Director of Public Works.  “This project is...

Village to prohibit vaping in public parks

Sophia Wiley

October 16, 2019

On July 15, the village board passed an ordinance to ban e-cigarette usage in indoor spaces where tobacco cigarettes are prohibited.  “The broader discussion happened a while back in terms of health interest in updating and aligning electronic cigarette usage with tobacco usage,” said Ann Chr...

Local festival promotes eco-friendly MKE

Two kids listen to Sue Anderson as she explains about plastic waste. Anderson wore the costume to promote Plastic Free MKE at the Fish and Feather Festival.

Margaret Raicu and Naomi Raicu

October 16, 2019

Community members attending the fifth annual Fish and Feather Festival at Hubbard Park had the chance to learn about environmental conservation efforts and solutions, participate in hands-on activities and enjoy nature. “[The festival’s purpose] is really to get people out to connect them to t...

Community debates improvements to Triangle Park

Triangle Park, a green-space at the five-way intersection of Woodburn St., Kenmore Pl. and Olive St. Its future is being decided by the Parks Commission.

Ethan McKaig

October 7, 2019

The Parks Commission is in the process of making a decision about what to do with Triangle Park, a green-space at the five-way intersection of Woodburn St., Kenmore Pl. and Olive St. At a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, community members got to share their opinions as well. Over 50 people from the...

Community discusses river access

A young fisherman tries his luck under a disputed oak tree. Kletszch Park is home to many such trees, some may be over 200 years old.

Naomi Raicu

June 5, 2019

Developers from the Milwaukee County Parks system are planning designs for construction that will bring about repairs and new structures for the Kletzsch Park dam on the Milwaukee River. The project’s objectives include repairing the dam, replacing degraded kayak and canoe portage, improving access ...

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