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View of Children’s Stage and Toddler Play Area (Giggle Grounds)
Permanent Family Services Building featuring wheelchair accessible bathrooms, nursing mother stations, and sensory rooms
Aerial view of playground areas

Northwestern Mutual Community Park

  COVERED & UNCOVERED SEATING AVAILABLE
 
  GENERAL SEATING
 
  LOCATION: NEAR MID GATE
 

New for 2021 - Northwestern Mutual Community Park

We’re redeveloping the children’s theater and playzone into the new Northwestern Mutual Community Park - a premiere destination for families throughout the region.

Grand opening June 2021. The new Northwestern Mutual Community Park will feature:

  • Enhanced Play Equipment: All new age-appropriate playground equipment will serve toddlers, preschool-age through school age-children. Interactive musical play will also be incorporated throughout the playground. The play area will include soft surface flooring for safer play, shaded seating area for parents, and be defined by a perimeter fence.
  • Flexible Stage: Area will feature a new, permanent stage structure with accessible seating, and a viewing area for over 500 patrons. The performance stage will be elevated, covered, and wheelchair accessible.
  • Family Services Building: Addressing the specific needs of families, a new 1,800 square foot, air-conditioned family services building will be fully accessible, and feature the following:
    • Permanent Family Restrooms: Accessible restrooms will be equipped with changing tables for babies, children, and adults requiring an assistant.
    • Nursing Mothers Stations: Mothers seeking a quiet space to nurse will have dedicated space for that purpose.
    • Sensory Rooms: There will be three individual and wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned quiet rooms, creating a calm environment for children that may be overstimulated by the noise, environment, or experience.
  • Accessibility: A guiding priority of the design is to offer inclusive play for children who may experience a variety of challenges. The Northwestern Mutual Community Park aims to be one of the most accessible playgrounds in the entire state of Wisconsin.
  • Toddler Play Area: The former stage will be converted to a covered play area for toddlers, including shade, and age appropriate activities and equipment.
  • Flexible Programming Space: Over 4,000 square feet will be devoted to flexible programming spaces, which will allow local organizations and non-profit partners to provide interactive programming, on a rotational basis.
  • Community Engagement: The entertainment presented, as well as the interactive exhibits, will feature various programming produced by Milwaukee-based organizations, representing multiple perspectives.
  • Environmentally Conscious Design: The project actively integrates environmentally conscious design, including storm water management; recycled content on playground surface and equipment, and steel structures; LED lighting, and low-energy consumption fixtures; low-flow Zurn bathroom fixtures, and locally sourced products and materials.

ADA Information

A guiding priority of the design is to offer inclusive play for children who may experience a variety of challenges. The Northwestern Mutual Community Park aims to be one of the most accessible playgrounds in the entire state of Wisconsin.