Enderis Park


The Enderis Park community, bounded by Lisbon Avenue on the north, Center Street on the south, 76th Street on the west and 60th Street on the east, represents 1500 diverse households, including single family homes, duplexes and several apartment complexes.

The neighborhood is connected by the Enderis Park Neighborhood Association, established in the early 1990's, with the purpose of making a positive difference, empowering and uniting neighbors to create a safe vibrant neighborhood, sharing information, and promoting social events to connect to neighbors.

The beautiful mostly brick Tudors, English cottage and Cape Cod homes were constructed from the 1930's and 1940's, with a few homes being built in 1950.


Originally called "Gale Crest Park" subdivision, the area was established in the late 1920's and was designed to be green, with "artistic, park-type design," "beautiful" boulevards, circular drives, large lots, wide streets, and "park resting grounds." 


The Enderis Playfield was built by WPA (Works Progress Administration) in the 1930's as part of the New Deal, and represents the cultural heart of the neighborhood for concerts, Farmers Market and other activities such as Easter Egg hunt, July 4th celebration, Mulchfest, Harvest Fest and Plant sales.


Enderis Park was named for Milwaukee educator Dorothy Enderis (1880-1952), a teacher and assistant superintendent who embraced multiculturalism and was a key figure in MPS Recreation and Adult Education programs. In 2004, the park underwent an improvement project and along with neighborhood fund raising and grants, installed the "Magic Grove ", a monumental steel sculpture. Additionally the park has several sand volleyball courts, new (2017) Playground/tot lot, wading pool, softball diamond, tennis courts, and soccer nets.


In addition to the Enderis Park Playfield, other "parks" are located within the area: Triangle Park (a beautiful boulevard) at 67th and Emery, and "Squirrel Park" at 72nd and Hadley.

Planning a party or picnic?

Interested in renting the Enderis Park Field House?

Contact MPS to obtain a permit for your upcoming event:

Department of Recreation and Community Services