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Milwaukee Public Schools Playfield and Fieldhouse Design Services RFP

Date: 6/16/2017 - 7/11/2017

Type: RFPs / RFQs

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Wisconsin

Description: Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Division of Facilities and Maintenance Services (DFMS) & Department of Recreation and Community Services (REC) is soliciting competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) to retain professional design services for the upgrades to four outdoor playfields, one school playground, and four fieldhouses.

The majority of the playfields under the auspices of the Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation and Community Services (Milwaukee Recreation) were constructed between 1920 and 1960. With no major upgrades during the last 50-80 years, time and use have taken their toll on the facilities. The updates will be the first major set of improvements to these sites since the initial construction phase in the early to mid-1900’s. As such, we are looking for a creative approach to design that demonstrates the latest in resilient elements and incorporates solutions for the wear and tear realized in an urban environment. The final plans should incorporate the branding of MPS and Milwaukee Recreation into the design, and the playfields should have a strong identity in context with their neighbors. These projects will provide an unprecedented opportunity to contribute to the transformation of neighborhood play spaces and enhancement to the quality of life for Milwaukee residents.

Division I – Burnham Playfield & ALBA School, Site
Division II – Columbia Playfield Site, Custer Playfield Site & Southlawn Playfield


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