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An Ecological & Historical Tour of the New Lindsay Heights

May 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Tim McCollow (City of Milwaukee ECO Office) and Sharon Adams (BID #32) 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, Jake’s, 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!

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). Gastronomical delicacies available for purchase at Jakes, the Juice Kitchen and the Tandem.

Tim McCollow works for the City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) as HOME GR/OWN Program Manager. HOME GR/OWN has helped revitalize North Avenue in Lindsay Heights and built over 30 parks, orchards, gardens and urban farms across Milwaukee’s North Side.

Sharon Adams currently serves as the Board President for Business Improvement District #32, covering North Avenue and a portion of Fond du Lac Avenue. Sharon is the co-founder of Walnut Way Conservation Corps, a major force in Lindsay Heights’ revitalization. Sharon is also one of the developers of Adams Garden Park, a new development project in Lindsay Heights.


May 5, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Ezekial Gillespie Park
52478 N 14th St
Milwaukee, WI United States


Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office