My boat floating for the first time in Veteran’s Park Lagoon

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How We Got to be the First People to Waterski on Veteran’s Park Lagoon in Milwaukee

My boat floating for the first time in Veteran’s Park Lagoon

My boat floating for the first time in Veteran’s Park Lagoon (image: Joel Hughes).

By Joel Hughes

Medium


From 2010 to 2016 the quiet lagoon in the middle of Veteran’s Park in Milwaukee would transform into a premier urban waterski venue for one special weekend each year, hosting an elite professional waterskiing tournament called the Malibu Open. This tournament has since moved to another location, but for those 7 summer weekends we had something really special going on with waterskiing in the heart of Milwaukee.

A very long list individuals and corporations contributed time and money to make this amazing event happen. We played a very, very small part in comparison. Here is the story of how we helped out on one cold, windy autumn day in 2009.

Full article at Medium.