In 1919, a group of Milwaukee men of English and Scottish extraction, formed a Lawn Bowling Club and built a small green of two or three rinks on vacant lots known as Stickney Field in Wauwatosa, WI. After two years, the land was sold for building purposes and play on Stickney Field ceased.
In 1920, devotees of the game organized the Milwaukee Lawn Bowling Association. Through their efforts, a green of four rinks was constructed in Lake Park, Milwaukee. Club membership until 1931 averaged about forty bowlers. Over the period 1929 – 1932, the green was enlarged to regulation size, rebuilt with crushed stone foundation, tile drainage, and sown with bent grass. In 1937, a new green east of the first green was completed and club membership grew to seventy-five bowlers.
Today, the Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowls Association’s two greens are amongst the finest in the Midwest. Current club membership consists of men and women bowlers from 18 to 92 years of age.
Members routinely compete in Lawn Bowling tournaments at the Division, National and International levels. Many championship titles have been won and defended over the years. Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association members who represented the Central Division in the 2011 US National Lawn Bowling Championships are: Charlene Harmon, Glorianne Mather, Anna Witt, Max Cavender, Steve Nelson, and Carl Landgren.
We are always looking to introduce new members to the game and everyone is invited to join. As a member, whether you chose to play in social games or compete in leagues and tournaments, you will have access to the greens and enjoy lawn bowling all season long.
The club offers lawn bowling lessons every week for those interested in learning this wonderful game that is easy to learn, yet challenging enough that it can take years to master. Stop by the clubhouse any Tuesday afternoon at 12:30PM, Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM, or contact us here to request other times.
The club offers several types of membership:
To join the club, download and print the Membership Form 2013, complete and mail to the address indicated.
If you would like more information about the club please contact us here.