Wahl Park renamed to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman

January 14, 2021

Photos by Kim Robinson

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Supervisor Sequanna Taylor led an event recognizing the renaming of Wahl Park to Harriet Tubman Park and unveiled publicly for the first time an official Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name.

This past September, Supervisor Taylor sponsored a resolution that officially renamed the park in honor of the abolitionist and political activist.

Harriet Tubman (right) was one of the most successful conductors on the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and houses used to help enslaved peoples escape into free states and Canada. Tubman is credited with helping more than 13 missions and assisting in the freedom of more than 70 people.

Supervisor Taylor was joined by several other elected officials, including Milwaukee County Parks Director Guy Smith, and community leaders representing the area at the unveiling.