Arthur Abendschein Park is one of two of Oak Creek’s Community parks and is named after Oak Creek’s First Mayor. The park is centrally located within the City of Oak Creek, east of S Howell Avenue and south of Drexel Avenue. The park is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and a few remnant large, rural lot residences and farms. The 75-acre Abendschein Park provides an abundance of opportunities for visitors, including: a skatepark, a hardball field with practice mounds and batting cages, an 18-hole disc golf course, an open-air shelter, a playground, multi-use trails, a concessions/ restroom facility and a cricket pitch.

The City’s first Community Park Master Plan was adopted for Abendschein Park in 2000, three phases of the project have been implemented so far. The recent redevelopment of Lake Vista Park along Lake Michigan has prompted to City to re-evaluate the previous plan for Abendschein and determine what residents would like to see in the park and what amenities would be feasible, understanding that there are wetlands in the park. This current master plan update will identify issues and opportunities for the future development of Abendschein Park.

Project Schedule

This project kicked off at the end of May and will run through October. 

In this time, project staff will hold working group meetings, focus groups, and pop up events to gather your ideas about the future of Abendschein Park! 

Use the buttons below to view the full project schedule or calendar of events.

Project Staff

Peter Wagner

City of Oak Creek

Peter is the Zoning Administrator and Planner for the City of Oak Creek. With over ten years' experience planning parks in Oak Creek, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.

Sarah McDonald


Sarah is the project manager for Stantec, the consultant on the project. She has a passion for designing spaces that improve the relationship between people’s quality of life and the built environment.

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