Future of The Domes

Future of the Mitchell Park Domes

The Domes Feasibility Study

The Conservatory building complex includes three 50+-year-old display domes, a greenhouse and annex added in 2015, and educational and support spaces.

The display domes are in need of extensive rehabilitation, and many of the support spaces need repairs and updates. Active efforts for the glazing study and concrete testing work are underway whch will provide solid information to support optionbs being recommended. 

It’s important to keep in mind that these condition assessments focus on the physical structure of the Domes and do not address functional conditions.  For instance, the Domes do not have classrooms for school groups and educational sessions for the public.  They do not provide any kind of café or eating facility for the public.  As the Domes Task Force considers what kind of programming and functions should take place at the Domes, they will need to assess the ability of the structures to support that programming.


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Domes Task Force

The Domes Task Force has been charged with reviewing the services that the Conservatory provides to the community, as well as providing a sustainable facility and operating model.

Through community engagement and expert analysis of conditions, constraints and opportunities, The Milwaukee County Task Force on the Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes (Domes Task Force) is evaluating long-term options for the future of the Conservatory and its associated activities, costs and benefits. The Task Force will recommend a course of action to the Milwaukee County Executive and County Board.

This web site will serve as a communication platform for this project as well as the Milwaukee County Web Site.

Meeting materials can be found by searching "Domes Task Force" on the County Legislative Information Center