What you will see:
Take a self-guided tour of the park!
Gifted by James H. Rogers to Milwaukee in 1847, First Ward Park was known as “Baby Park,” in reference to the enthusiastic use by nannies who served the wealthy families of Yankee Hill. Though Milwaukee has no discernable connection to the Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796), the park was renamed in his honor in 1909. Scottish immigrant, James Anderson Bryden donated the statue still in the park today. In the early 2000s, the sculpture Cleopatra’s Wedge by Beverly Pepper was installed in the park. It is carved from abandoned freeway corridor, appropriate given the impact of freeway construction on the neighborhood.