Parks in Milwaukee Co. may be used as campgrounds during Harley's anniversary party

CREATED Jun 11, 2013

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  • Visitors stroll outside the Harley-Davidson Museum Saturday before the annual shareholders meeting. In 2014, Harley expects to have “surge capability” at its Wisconsin and Kansas City factories, meaning they will use seasonal workers to ramp up motorcycle production to meet seasonal demand. Image by Mark Hoffman - Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee County could soon allow campers into their parks this summer, but only temporarily. The County Board is considering changing the rules for Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary this year.

The boards’ Parks Committee unanimously endorsed the idea in a vote on Tuesday, the Journal Sentinel reports.

Whitnall Park may allow RVs during the event, and other parks could be used as well.

"Maybe we can enhance our revenue significantly," Supervisor Mark Borkowski told the Journal Sentinel. "It's worth a shot."

If the plan passes, fees will be determined for the camping areas. Harley-Davidson is holding their 110th anniversary celebration Aug. 29-Sept. 2.