LOCATIONS: Stark Playfield (4915 N. 40th St., Milwaukee) and Carmen Playfield (7320 W. Carmen Ave.)
START DATE: Summer 2022
FINISH DATE: 2023
SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT: Located on the north side of Milwaukee, both sites will receive updates that will help to revitalize the play spaces and create a welcoming environment for the community.
Stark Playfield and its fieldhouse will be renovated to create a safe and accessible recreation space. The project will involve site-wide earthwork improvements to ensure the space has many level and durable recreation areas, including a high-quality grass multi-sport field with sports lighting, universally accessible tot lot, interactive splash pad with shade structure, asphalt play areas and updated tennis and basketball facilities. The fieldhouse will be renovated to allow for universal access to all common areas. Building security will also be improved with the use of more durable materials and the installation of new windows and doors.
Carmen Playfield and its fieldhouse will be renovated to create an accessible recreation space that supports the diversity of users in the Havenwoods neighborhood. Site access will be adjusted through the use of secured vehicle-only entries, and improved fencing at the playfield perimeter. The fieldhouse will be renovated to allow for universal access to all common areas, install more durable materials and finishes, and improve building security through the installation of new windows and doors. Renovations include tot-lots and splash pads, a variety of basketball practice play areas and shaded seating areas. The project will also include three Tuj Lub Courts, a popular Hmong game; the courts at Carmen will be the fourth of their kind in the entire country.