Students turn lot into neighborhood attraction, with help from UWM and others

Mabel Lamb, executive director of Sherman Park Community Organization, and Steve O’Connell, a Sherman Park neighbor and member of Sherman Park ECO, prepare to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Postage Stamp Park. (Photo courtesy of MPS/Alvin Connor)

Residents of Sherman Park have a new place to meet and enjoy being outdoors, thanks to students from nine Milwaukee Public Schools who helped design and build a new community gathering spot at 55th and Center streets. They’re calling it Postage Stamp Park, a nod to the post office next door to the formerly vacant lot.

Students worked under the guidance of teachers and mentors from around the city taking part in the NAF Future Ready Scholars program led by UWM faculty members and staff from the School of Architecture & Urban Planning and College of Engineering & Applied Sciences. More.