In 2007, the late John C. Walker connected Center for Resilient Cities to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. Since then the two organizations have successfully partnered to revitalize public green spaces for the residents of Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood, through the Johnsons Park Initiative. In 2012 we celebrated the completion of the restoration of the Brown Street Academy Schoolyard and in 2016 the completion of the renovation of Johnsons Park.
We were thrilled that Johnsons Park was honored with the “Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award" at the 2017 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) dinner celebration. This award recognized Johnsons Park as a public space that helps build the community. We would like to thank all our Rotarians for making the restoration of Johnsons Park possible!
RCM Executive Director Mary McCormick and Past-President Joe Caruso pictured above at the 2017 MANDI awards.