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Welcome to Havenwoods. A community of wide-open green spaces, affordable living, engaged neighbors and a commitment to celebrating our differences because we know our diversity makes us stronger.

Green Spaces

Havenwoods State Forest

There are few places in our city that can claim as much green space as Havenwoods. In fact, we share our name with the only urban state forest in Wisconsin — Havenwoods State Forest.

Havenwoods became a state forest in 1980. While it exists within the city limits, it’s in fact part of a larger system that includes the Kettle Moraine, Lakeshore State Park and the Hank Aaron Trail. The visitor center features exhibits and information on the forest as well as maps that can help you navigate.

Visitors to the 237 acre forest enjoy woods, wetlands and prairies and can hike, bike, jog or watch wildlife along the over six miles of trails — or simply relax on a bench or picnic table scattered throughout the park. In the winter months cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also welcome.

For more information, you can visit the forest’s DNR page HERE.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

 

— John Muir

Open Spaces
& Recreation

Open Spaces & Recreation

As if having a state forest isn’t enough, we have plenty more places to enjoy.

McGovern Park is one of the most active county parks in the entire city. From summers active with basketball to the Senior Center which is a great resource for seniors. Adults 50 or older can socialize, exercise or participate in classes and programs. Seniors can even take part in the adaptive gardening program which features waist-high beds and seating so they don’t have to bend over to garden making gardening safe and easier for seniors.

Uihlein Soccer Park is home to Wisconsin’s largest soccer club. With 13 full-sized fields and three indoor fields, it’s active all year round.

Sprinkled throughout the rest of Havenwoods are many more parks and playgrounds. From Wyrick and Shoenecker Parks to Westlawn and Clovernook playgrounds, the options for enjoying nature and the outdoors are plenty. And if that weren’t enough, Haskell Noyes Park and the Wisconsin Club’s Country Club are right on our border featuring premiere golfing.

Housing

Housing

With wide, tree-lined streets and many homes featuring large yards, Havenwoods has an distinct urban/suburban feel. Our homes are as diverse as our people. Houses in the area range from mid-20th century cape cod and colonial styles to quaint bungalows.

For those that are looking for affordable apartment living, we celebrate the new Westlawn Gardens — a development which features newer, solar-ready homes and a community garden. Homeownership in Havenwoods is accessible to first time home buyers with affordable prices and lower maintenance costs.

Whether you’re looking for a new home or are a current home owner or renter, we’re here to help. From finding available homes, rehab assistance or homebuyer education to sourcing home improvement or maintenance resources help, contact Stephanie Harling at stephanie@havenwoods.org.

Contact the Havenwoods Hotline at 414.431.2271

Community Organizing

Community Organizing

Havenwoods residents are fully invested in our neighborhood. HNP is as well and are here to support them in any way we can. HNP helps to organize clean ups, establish and work with block watches and engage with residents in many ways to improve our community.

Havenwoods has many active Block Watches which have proven to lower crime and improve on the quality of life. If you’re interested in joining an existing block watch in your area, are looking to organize a new one or want to find out more about how you can make a difference on your block, contact Liz Hammer at 431-2276 or ehammer@havenwoods.org.

Keeping Our Community Looking Good

One of our top priorities is to make sure residents have access to the tools and assistance needed in Havenwoods. Residents have many city resources that are available for them to aid them in the daily maintenance and management of our neighborhood.

The City of Milwaukee’s website, milwaukee.gov, is a gateway to all our important city departments such as Department of Neighborhood Services, Common Council, Department of Public Works and Milwaukee Police Department. Reach out to Liz Hammer at 431-2276 or ehammer@havenwoods.org to find out how to use these sites and many more, We’re always here to help.

The Bloom and Groom program provides discounted annual and perennial plants to help beautify neighborhoods and build connections among residents. The sale is held every May. For more information, contact Katlin Hahn at 431-2207 or katlin@havenwoods.org.

NIDC offers Community Improvement Project (CIP) grants to support Block Improvements and community projects that engage community members and physically improve neighborhoods. As always, we’re here to help. The application process is simple and can be found HERE. Contact Jessica Noth at 431-2271 or jnoth@havenwoods.org with any questions.

Interested in a Neighborhood Clean Up? You can pick a Saturday to host your clean up and we will help in scheduling a dumpster and supply garbage bags. We can also assist in making flyers announcing your planned day of helping keep our community beautiful. Contact Liz at 431-2276 or ehammer@havenwoods.org.

Havenwoods NID #9

Havenwoods NID #9

Havenwoods NID #9

The Neighborhood Improvement District #9 was developed for the purpose of revitalizing and improving the Havenwoods neighborhood area on Milwaukee’s far northwest side. The NID strives to improve quality of life through increased resident engagement, funding community improvement projects, implementing safety initiatives, and improving housing conditions.

Contact the Havenwoods Hotline at 414.431.2271

View a map of the NID HERE.

Resident Engagement

Resident Engagement

Resident Engagement

The Resident Engagement Committee builds community relationships, develops and supports neighborhood events, and funds beautification initiatives.

If you are interested in getting involved with community activities, please contact the Havenwoods Hotline for more information at 414.431.2207 or email Katlin Hahn at
katlin@havenwoods.org

Annual Events

Fall
Fall Decor Contest & Trip to Basse’s Pumpkin Farm

Winter
Holiday Lights Contest, Lighthouse Dinner & Annual Meeting

Spring
Community Clean-up Days

Summer
July 4th Celebration
Summer Sounds Concert Series

Safety & Security

Safety & Security

Safety & Security

The Safety & Security Committee focuses on improving the safety of Havenwoods’ homes and public spaces. The committee accomplishes this through Block Watch Clubs and offering homeowner grants for purchasing Ring Doorbells or completing exterior home projects.

NID Member Grants 2022

Download one of our 3 grant applications here:

The Earn & Learn Program

The Earn & Learn Program

The Earn & Learn Program

Earn & Learn is a summer enrichment program providing local youth employment and promoting professional development.

We couldn’t do this without the help of our partners, Employ Milwaukee, and Lighthouse Youth Center.

You can view the mural we created at the back of the Citgo station on Silver Spring & 64th St.

Havenwoods Neighborhood Map

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