Business, nonprofits create foundation to fund upkeep of strapped Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee County Parks is hoping to get a financial shot in the arm from a newly formed foundation that will raise money for the system’s cash-strapped infrastructure needs.

A group of largely private companies and nonprofits has formed the Milwaukee Parks Foundation to help finance projects and address a growing backlog of deferred maintenance.

The foundation is an outgrowth of a campaign that began a year ago through a fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation that was earmarked for parks operations and capital projects. 

The campaign, which has raised $100,000, led to the launch of the foundation, which will raise money for an endowment for the park system....

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