EPNA Summer 2021 Newsletter


Enderis Park is an MPS Playfield, managed by the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). A few of the requirements and rules for use of the Playfield facilities differ from those of other City and/or Milwaukee County Parks. One such difference is the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and grilling on Enderis Park Playfield and other Milwaukee Public Playfields. Whether falling under the management of the Milwaukee Public Schools, the City of Milwaukee or Milwaukee County, ALL public and private gatherings must comply with the City of Milwaukee Health Department Public Health Plan Orders for Covid-19 Mitigation. The Enderis Park Neighborhood Association has worked with the MPS Recreation Department to plan activities that adhere to both the MPS Playfield rules and regulations and follow the City of Milwaukee Health Department Covid-19 Mitigation requirements for public gatherings where applicable, in the following general areas: 1. Physical distancing (6 feet between individuals not residing in a single living unit or household) 2. Protective measures (properly fitting face masks and hand washing requirements - soap and water for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer) 3. Gathering size limits (outdoors and indoors including use of the field house and bathroom facilities based on set space standard requirements) *An MPS attendant must be present to open and close the fieldhouse and bathrooms. Bathrooms only allow 1 individual or 1 family at a time and must be sanitized every half hour. 4. Food and beverage safety (food or beverage offerings to be provided as individual meals, plated or offered in prepackaged boxes or bags) As the Health Department Plan Orders change, the EPNA activities may be further modified. We look forward to the time when life will return to normal and we will be able to offer all of our favorite EPNA activities! So on that note, mark your calendars for these events that we have planned: Bloom & Groom Plant Sale: Saturday, May 15 Rummage Sale: Saturday, June 5 Roving Concerts on the Green (see info below): Dates TBA Tentative Farmers’ Market: Mid-summer to early fall (Dates TBA, pending MPS use of park) Tentative 4th of July Celebration: Sunday, July 4 (pending City of Milwaukee and MPS use of park) Tentative Harvest Fest: Sunday, October 24 (pending MPS use of park) Nighttime Trick or Treat: Friday, October 29 Decorated Pumpkin Contest: Friday, October 29 Halloween Yard Decorating Contest: Friday, October 29 (judging) Check Newsletter, Facebook, Nextdoor and for FUTURE announcements and details regarding events. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events or would like to see other events/activities, please email me with your contact information at . We’ll contact you with more information and details regarding the events. Also, watch for detailed descriptions of volunteer opportunities coming soon on our website.

Bloom & Groom Plant Sale is BACK! Saturday, May 15, 2021

⭐️⭐️New LOCATION! ⭐️⭐️

SENTRY FOODS ON 71st and Lisbon 8:30am* to 11:00am

EPNA and the City of Milwaukee's Neighborhood Improvement District (NIDC) will again be bringing this popular plant sale to EPNA members** and friends on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The sale will feature annuals, perennials, vegetables and hanging baskets.

The goal of Bloom & Groom is to promote neighborhood beautification by encouraging neighbors to purchase these high-quality plants and vegetables at a very reasonable price. By planting these attractive plants in our yards and flower boxes, we create beautiful streetscapes and enhance the beauty of each participating residence and our neighborhood.

*No sales prior to 8:30 AM **Current EPNA Members will receive a 10% Discount


With the uncertainty surrounding the safe** use of Enderis Park, the challenges of securing funding, and the timing required to plan our events we regret to say that there will not be concerts in Enderis Park this summer. However, the Concerts on the Green planning committee is committed to bringing live music to the Enderis Park Neighborhood. While it is too soon to provide details, you can expect to see roving bands playing throughout the neighborhood on two dates, likely one in July and one in August.

** including monitoring social distancing, enforcing mask mandates, and limiting use of the bathroom

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We’ll keep you posted with updates and when the time comes you’ll want to fill a cooler, grab a lawn chair, and light the grill because the music will be coming to you.

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, June 5 from 8:00am to 3:00pm

If interested in advertising your goods, please submit 2021 EPNA Rummage Sale by Sunday May 30, 2021.

The list of participants and items for sale will be posted on Nextdoor, Facebook and emailed to EPNA members. Lists will also be distributed to participant homes by June 4. Questions? Contact Lori Sommervold at or 414-445-8742.

4th of JULY ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK On Hold Due to continued uncertainty regarding the COVID pandemic, the City of Milwaukee has not provided any information regarding any city of Milwaukee 4th of July activities. The City sponsors/funds this event. We also need to work with MPS regarding use of the playfield for any outdoor activities. We will keep you posted when we hear anything from the City.