Environmental Restoration

Greenspace

The Hank Aaron State Trail is a key component of the redevelopment of the Menomonee Valley, providing a natural corridor that will connect the Valley’s greenspaces.

The most notable of these is the Menomonee Valley Community Park under development at the west end of the Valley, which will provide much-needed recreational facilities to serve surrounding high-density neighborhoods, including playfields, a common area, multi-use room, trails, basketball courts, playground, and amphitheater. Trails to the water edge allow for canoe and kayak set-ins, giving boaters access to a beautiful stretch of the Menomonee River.

Turning the former brownfields into greenspaces is creating plentiful opportunities for recreation and exercise, improved stormwater management and air quality, and quality habitat for plants and animals.