Map as approved by the City of Wauwatosa

Resolved to protect the remaining land on the Northeast Quadrant and have it designated as Parkland.

20 years later, the citizens of Milwaukee County are again working to finally protect this Milwaukee treasure for future generations-

Wildlife Survey Report for: Milwaukee County Grounds  (part of the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern Study) Environmental Report for County Grounds Environmental Report

Sanctuary Woods and Medical Complex from County Grounds Park. Photo by Eddee Daniel.

Preservation has Become a Priority for Wauwatosa’s Sanctuary Woods


Wildlife Survey Report January 2019 County Grounds Update!

The City of Wauwatosa has approved the Life Sciences District Master Plan that reflects the boundaries of Sanctuary Woods as we have all agreed.

However, a proposal was awarded by Milwaukee County back in 2016 that would encroach into this area and destroy many of the historic and cultural relics. Again a political football. Please write letters to those below.

This interactive map shows the incredible cultural resource we have here on this site, the historic value that would be significantly diminished if a developer is allowed to encroach.

Tosa History Sanctuary Woods

New interactive map reveals the secrets of Wauwatosa’s Sanctuary Woods

How can you help?

Please contact each of the following 


Request that:

Milwaukee County expressed commitment to the parcel subdivision and conservancy protection of the environmental area north of Watertown Plank Road (NE Quadrant of the County Grounds).  With Wauwatosa approving the Life Sciences District Master Plan (LSD-MP) in December 2018, there is now an agreed map to consummate those actions by Milwaukee County.  The lack of this protection had been a critical issue in approving the LSD-MP.  Please allocate the time and resources to pursue the subdivision of the conservancy parcel and rezoning as a first priority.  Please re-zone now.

And Continue:

Communicating with City of Wauwatosa elected officials to stand by their agreements.