MILWAUKEE – Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones will host an event recognizing the renaming of Lindbergh Park to Lucille Berrien Park on Saturday, October 23, and unveil publicly the official Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name.
Supervisor Coggs-Jones will be joined by Ms. Lucille Berrien and her family, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Milwaukee County Parks Director Guy Smith several other elected officials and community leaders representing the surrounding area.
Supervisor Coggs-Jones sponsored a resolution that officially renamed the park in honor of local community activist Lucille Berrien in July.
Lucille Berrien is a prominent activist and highly regarded by Milwaukee community leaders and neighbors. She was on the forefront of the Open House movement in Milwaukee and marched in the Welfare Mother’s March from Milwaukee to Madison to protest funding cuts. She has been on the Legal Action of Wisconsin Board of Directors for over 40 years and sits on the Black Health Coalition’s Board of Directors.
Attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice appropriate physical distancing.
WHO: Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones, County Executive David Crowley, Senator Lena Taylor’s Chief of Staff Michelle Bryant, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, Supervisor Ryan Clancy, Supervisor Felesia Martin, and Supervisor Russell Antonio Goodwin Sr., and Milwaukee County Parks Director Guy Smith,
WHAT: Lucille Berrien Park sign unveiling
WHERE: Lucille Berrien Park, 3629 N 16th St, Milwaukee, WI 53206
WHEN: Saturday Oct. 23. Social Hour 1:30 p.m., Program at 2:30 p.m.