Park Infrastructure

2022 Hubbard Park Canoe & Kayak Launch
Completed in the fall of 2022, the launch will officially open with Shorewood Summer Splash on Saturday, June 17. Learn more about how the launch came to be here.

2022 Hubbard Park Parking Lot Improvements
The reconstruction of the Hubbard Park parking lot includes green infrastructure enhancements to improve water quality. Read about the best management practices we incorporated. 

2022 RIver Park Parking Lot Improvements
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District installed its Edgewood Near Surface Collector in 2021-2023 to improve water quality and reduce the risk of basement backups. As a part of this project, River Park Lot C was reconstructed with green infrastructure enhancements.

2021 Triangle Park
A plan has been developed to improve landscape plantings and design at Triangle Park, located at the intersection of E. Olive Street, E. Kenmore Street and N. Woodburn Avenue.

2019 Atwater Stair Replacement
The area beneath the stairs was damaged in the 2010 flooding. The project included repair of the underlying area, replacement of the pressure treated lumber stair treads with ipe wood and replacement of the handrail system.

2018-19 Wilson Drive/Estabrook Trail Connections
In conjunction with the reconstruction of Wilson Drive, a paved trail connections was installed from the East Olive Street intersection west to the Oak Leaf Trail. An additional connection was installed by the Milwaukee County Parks Department at the intersection of East Kensington Boulevard.

2018 Milwaukee River Riparian Trail
The Village of Shorewood has received a Stewardship Grant grant from the Department of Natural Resources to rehabilitate and construct a riparian trail along the banks of the Milwaukee River from Hubbard Park to East Capitol DrivEast Work is underway and is anticipated to be completed in fall 2018. The project scope includes:

  • Re-alignment, stabilization and restoration of approximately 2,760 feet of trail. Several redundant trails will be decommissioned and restored as a part of this project
  • Construction of a limestone staircase from the Oak Leaf Trail to the river terrace lawn area at the south end of Hubbard Park.
  • Bank stabilization and construction of a boardwalk near a wetland and Civilian Conservation Corps-ear box culvert at the mid-point of the trail.
  • Bluff vegetation management (invasive species removal, plant restoration) and slope stabilization.
  • Several river access points where fishermen can wade into the river without damaging the riverbank.
  • Grading for a future canoe and kayak launch in Hubbard Park to the north end of the river terrace lawn area.

Please read more about the planning process for this improvement (PDF).

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