May 2019 CONNECTING Newsletter
Groundbreaking of the MKE Urban Stables

On Tuesday, April 30, Rotarians, City of Milwaukee officials including the mayor and chief of police, and members of the public gathered to break ground on the first facility in the nation to combine mounted patrol, equine-assisted therapy and community engagement programs.

 

The MKE Urban Stables is an innovative private-public partnership designed to be the new home for Milwaukee Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, and serve as a unique resource for strengthening relations between our police and the Milwaukee community.

 

The 27,000 square-foot facility at 1st and Lincoln will house up to 24 horses, half of which will be from the Mounted Patrol and the rest will be for the equine-assisted therapy programs.

In addition to the countless volunteer hours, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee has donated $250,000 to this project and we are excited to see all the progress that has been made.