Packers players take part in MKE Plays playground build

September 27, 2018

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, several Green Bay Packers players joined Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, representatives from the Milwaukee Police Department and MKE Plays volunteers during a special playground build event.

The build took place in the 3100 block of W. Galena St., at the site as part of the Packers’ 2018 Hometown Huddle.

Packers players DeShone Kizer, Antonio Morrison, Justin McCray and Trevor Davis participated in the build and worked alongside Milwaukee Police officers and MKE Plays volunteers.

Conceived by Alderman Murphy in 2015, MKE Plays is a private/public initiative that empowers local residents with the resources to create parks that are an authentic reflection of the needs, interests, and identities of the neighborhoods they serve.

To date, the initiative has raised nearly $1.7 million in private donations to help rebuild dilapidated playgrounds across the city. By the end of 2018, after three years of community-involved design, MKE Plays will have transformed 13 of the city’s most deteriorated playgrounds into models of local collaboration and renovation.