Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:49 am
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele unveiled a new entrance for the Mitchell Park Domes. Forty-six years ago in 1965, on September, 2, Lady Bird Johnson dedicated the Show Dome in a moving speech during her visit to Milwaukee.
“With much anticipation, we are happy to introduce the new entry to the Mitchell Park Domes, and are proud of its innovative, green features that move our county closer to environmental sustainability,” said Abele. “The Domes are a beloved part of Milwaukee County and the entire state. We are proud of our stewardship of preserving natural landscapes and history.”
The new entrance features sustainable “green” practices and a number of artistic light features, fountains with lighting and spray-water features, 526 plants, 6,940 square feet of new concrete, 975 square feet of sundial with 33 cast bronze inlays, and a storm water terrace. The storm water terrace is a 9,800 square feet area that will serve as a rainfall and roof run-off infiltration area to capture and re-use storm water, and serve as a multi-purpose venue for outside events. The terrace storage area can accommodate up to two inches of rainfall. The Domes Entry Project began October 2010, and was completed August 2011.