Kaszubes park is located on Jones Island directly across from the Harbor View Plaza. This Park recognizes the fishing immigrant community that lived here from the 1870s to the 1920s. The Kaszube children and grandchildren still meet at the park every summer to celebrate their history. It is also Milwaukee’s smallest park.Watch Video
The Kaszubes community was destined
to become a victim of progress. The residents had no title to the land; they were merely squatters. The city chose this as a site for a sewage treatment facility. The vast majority of the Kaszubes were evicted in the 1920s, but Felix Struck, the island’s titular “king,” remained. By the 1940s the last homes were gone
Most of the homes on Jones Island were moved to what is now Walker’s Point or Clock Tower Acres.