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Mitchell Park Domes

Oct 15, 2019

Report: Windfalls won’t do much for Milwaukee County’s infrastructure backlog

Because of unexpected savings and one-time windfalls, Milwaukee County’s 2020 budget will avoid the big cuts that some officials had predicted for next year.

Aug 14, 2019

County task force signs off on $66M plan to overhaul Milwaukee domes

A Milwaukee County task force on Tuesday signed off on a $66 million plan to overhaul the crumbling Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, keeping its well-known domes intact and adding a host of new attractions.

Aug 13, 2019

Consultant recommends $66M for Mitchell Park Domes but warns plan is ‘challenging’

Milwaukee County officials on Tuesday will consider using a public-private partnership to overhaul the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, a plan that would preserve the park's well-known domes and add new features such as a food-truck park and a hub for research.

Jul 3, 2019

Report: Milwaukee County needs to sell properties to catch up on repairs to-do list

To break up a logjam of infrastructure repairs that could cost as much as $400 million in the next four years, Milwaukee County needs to part ways with some of the properties it owns and find a new source of revenue to pay for needed work, according to a recent report.

Mar 12, 2019

Study finds crumbling Milwaukee Domes, public museum could share $300M building

A consultant has found it feasible to raze the iconic but deteriorating Mitchell Park Domes and build a new facility it would share with the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Oct 25, 2018

Milwaukee County mulling plan to make Public Museum and Milwaukee Domes neighbors

The Milwaukee Public Museum could be moving into Mitchell Park, sharing a site with Milwaukee County's well-known Domes structures under a plan the county board of supervisors on Thursday agreed to study.

Oct 2, 2018

Milwaukee County’s 2019 budget to tread water with scarce revenue sources

Milwaukee County would trim its spending on services by $14 million in its 2019 budget, under a proposal County Executive Chris Abele is calling a “temporary fix.”

Sep 21, 2018

Milwaukee County lacks resources to squash mounting infrastructure costs, report finds

Milwaukee County faces a "seemingly insurmountable" logjam of repairs to its park and recreation facilities under its current regime of limited borrowing, a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report finds.

Dec 4, 2017

Milwaukee County plans to test Domes building materials

Before pushing ahead with repairs to the Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee County is trying to get a detailed account of the deteriorating structures’ condition. County officials now have various options […]

Dec 2, 2016

New estimate: Domes restoration to cost between $14 million and $70 million

When trying to decide what should be done with the Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee County officials have had to rely on nearly decade-old repair estimates.

Dec 1, 2016

Long-term repairs loom over reopened Mitchell Park Domes

All three Mitchell Park Domes have reopened in time to celebrate the holiday season, but they are still faced with an uncertain long-term future.

Oct 27, 2016

Third and final dome expected to reopen Saturday

Temporary repairs on the third and final of the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee are finished.

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