Breaking Ground on the Kellogg PEAK Initiative

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A renovation and addition coming to Midtown’s Tiefenthaler Park

MILWAUKEE – The Kellogg PEAK Initiative (PEAK) broke ground on the renovation and addition to their program center in Tiefenthaler Park on Tuesday, September 22. The event featured remarks from Kurt Kellogg of the Kellogg Family Foundation, Dan Schiller and Demetria Smith of the PEAK Initiative, County Executive David Crowley, County Board Supervisor Supreme Moore-Omokunde and Guy Smith of Milwaukee County Parks.

Over the past two years, PEAK and Milwaukee County Parks have collaborated to design a park master plan that provides an equitable, vibrant space for local youth to engage, learn and lead. In August, such a plan was announced. The master park plan will expand the indoor facility for youth services and improve amenities and safety features as part of a revitalization of Tiefenthaler Park. $5M has been already committed by the Kellogg Family Foundation, and fundraising is currently underway for the $1.5M needed in order to complete all desired public space improvements. The goal of the project is to make Tiefenthaler the most vibrant park and youth program space in Milwaukee.

The event took place at the PEAK Initiative Program Center at 2480 W Cherry St, Milwaukee, WI 53205.

Construction on the project, which is being led by Milwaukee-based CG Schmidt, will kick off this fall and be completed in mid-2021. For more information on the PEAK project, click here.

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The Kellogg PEAK Initiative is a non-profit organization providing experience-based leadership focused learning opportunities to young people in Milwaukee. PEAK operates out of Tiefenthaler Park, within the Milwaukee County Parks system. PEAK also serves hundreds of Milwaukee’s young people each year through programming delivered at the organization’s overnight camp, Lake Valley Camp in Boscobel, WI.

CG Schmidt, a family-owned company since 1920, is a leader in quality construction management, general construction, and design-build services with offices in Milwaukee and Madison. The company serves the markets of community, housing and mixed use, education, healthcare, senior living, corporate and industrial facilities.

HGA is a national multi-disciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. Founded in 1953, HGA believes that enduring, impactful design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. The company’s 11 offices from coast to coast craft specialized teams to serve clients in education, arts, healthcare, corporate, government, community, and energy industries.


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Ground has been broken on a multi-million dollar renovation at a Milwaukee park. The Kellogg PEAK Initiative is aimed at making Tiefenthaler Park one of the most vibrant and equitable spaces in the city.

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