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Committee Approves $27K Grant For Repairs and Upgrades to Humboldt Park

MILWAUKEE - The County Board's Parks Committee adopted a resolution Tuesday to allocate $27,000 for repairs and upgrades to the Humboldt Park restroom facilities.

"Every pint of beer sold at the beer garden helped make this possible," said Supervisor Jason Haas. "With the completion of these repairs, for the first time in decades we will have newly remodeled, comfortable and fully accessible restrooms at Humboldt Park."

Improvements to Humboldt Park Beer pavilion include upgrades to restrooms and improved wheelchair accessibility while maintaining the historical character of the building.

The repairs are hoped to be done before the beer garden opens in May.

According to a press release, Crews will install new tile floors, faucets, mirrors, ADA compliant sinks, bathroom stalls, toilets, baby changing stations in both bathrooms, and new floor drains. There will also be repairs made to windows and historic brick walls.

The improvements mark the culmination five years of work by Supervisor Haas, The Humboldt Park Friends Group, and others.

Presuming Tuesday's resolution is adopted by the County Board County Executive Abele could sign it, return it unsigned, or veto it - a move that requires 2/3 majority of supervisors to override. 

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