Park Infrastructure

2018 Park Improvement Projects

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).

The Village's 2018 Capital Budget also includes funding for the following projects:

Wilson Drive/Estabrook Trail Connections

In conjunction with the reconstruction of Wilson Drive, a paved trail connection will be installed from the East Olive Street intersection west to the Oak Leaf Trail. An additional connection is scheduled to be installed by the Milwaukee County Parks Department at the intersection of East Kensington Boulevard. Please click here to learn more about the Wilson Drive project.

Atwater Stair Replacement

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