A major revitalization project for the Northwestern Mutual Children’s Theater & Playzone is underway, Milwaukee World Festival announced Wednesday. The new Northwestern Mutual Community Park will be available during Summerfest, as well as the cultural and ethnic festivals. In addition, the park will be available during non-event days, encouraging the broader community to access the park throughout the summer.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to provide children and families of our community a fun and accessible entertainment experience,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “The redevelopment of this area has been a priority for some time, and we cannot wait to see the children enjoying this new amenity.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: New for 2021, the children’s theater and playzone will become the @NM_News Community Park featuring accessible playground surfaces & play equipment, as well as a new family services building, making it one of the most accessible playgrounds in WI! pic.twitter.com/FS7af1Sr77— Summerfest (@Summerfest) October 7, 2020
The playzone has been in place at Henry Maier Festival Park since 2006.