On The Table MKE at Havenwoods State Forest
On October 9th, the Choice Neighborhood Initiative invited community members to Havenwoods State Forest for an "On The Table MKE" discussion about racial disparities in infant mortality and strategies to improve birth outcomes. These activities help support the Best Babies Zone project in the CNI area. #bestbabieszone #OnTheTable #HavenwoodsStateForest #People
"Around the Corner with John McGivern" Comes to Havenwoods!
A new episode of “Around the Corner with John McGivern” aired this past month and it focused on the Havenwoods neighborhood! McGivern has spent parts of the past 6 years traveling around Wisconsin to highlight the amazing communities we have. He recently stopped by Havenwoods and spent time at some amazing Choice Neighborhood assets; Havenwoods State Forest, Kallas Honey, Westlawn Gardens, Milwaukee's Asian Public Market, and more. A special screening of the show was done at
Placemaking: HERE! CNI
MKE <-> LAX has been active in the Choice Neighborhood to produce a creative placemaking plan to stimulate long-term art, civic engagement, and cultural leadership throughout the CNI area. The HERE! CNI team has produced several videos, which highlight people and places in the CNI area. Recently, the HERE! CNI team made a quick stop at Havenwoods State Forest. Visit Havenwoods State Forest in this short video. #HavenwoodsStateForest #Neighborhood
Did You Know There's a State Forest in Milwaukee?
We did! And now more are learning about Havenwoods State Forest, a hidden gem in the CNI area, thanks to a profile of Havenwoods by Nate Imig at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Nate recently interviewed Havenwoods Superintendent Judy Klippel to learn about the history of the park and the amazing opportunities for visitors. Go here to read the story and hear the interview. And check out this video to learn more about Havenwoods. #Neighborhood #HavenwoodsStateForest #People #Video #Med
Havenwoods State Forest's Fascinating History
Havenwoods State Forest is one of the CNI area’s most remarkable assets, boasting 237 acres of lush green space right in the heart of Milwaukee’s north side, but the forest wasn’t always the urban oasis for adventure and exploration it is today. Did you know the land we now know as the state forest has been a county penal institution, a military prison, and a missile base? In fact, it wasn’t until 1980 that a citizens task force suggested turning the land into an open spac