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GUIDING LENS

The Beerline Trail Guiding Lens is a resident-led group, steering the growth and development of the Beerline Trail. This group is in charge of programming the trail, facilitating events, outreach and promotion, some maintenance, being a voice for the community in development decisions, and acting as a point of contact for community members and groups that want to host events on the trail.

Are you a Harambee or Riverwest area resident or business? Are you interested in strengthening the neighborhood in ways that benefit current residents and businesses? Are you excited to see the Beerline Trail become a destination location in Milwaukee? If you answered yes to at least on of these questions, we want your input on the development and programming of the trail. Please join us at a meeting or contact us to stay up to date on what we've got in the works!

Meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30pm via Zoom.

Email: Guiding.Lens@gmail.com

Call: 414-882-7445

MORE INFO ABOUT THE BEERLINE TRAIL

The Beerline Trail runs diagonally through the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods of Milwaukee along a former railroad right-of-way. Since 2002, the City of Milwaukee and community partners have been working to clear railroad tracks and make the right-of-way accessible to the neighborhood as a connective corridor and green space. 

Much has been accomplished - there is a paved trail from N Bremen Street that runs diagonally to W Capitol Drive, and there have been many incremental improvements to the trail driven by community members, including public art, seating areas, and many community events and programs on the trail. 

The Beerline Trail is a catalyst for economic prosperity, workforce development, health and creativity. The trail will now be home to a major linear park development. Thanks to community input and design work by famous landscape architect, Hood Design Studios out of Oakland, CA., the park will feature amenities such as a performance stage, grilling areas, exercise and playground space among other things. With organizational and community partners, the Beerline Trail will become a premier destination in the city of Milwaukee.

Click the links below to review the Equitable Implementation Plan and the Lifeways Plan Design.