Milwaukee's New Courts

Activate MKE Now

| Who are we? | People + Space |

ActivateMKE is a collaborative mission comprised of dedicated Milwaukeeans. Our mission is to connect the community by activating people and unused space through the idea of sports and fitness, thus providing focal points where all can gather. Our project: ActivateMKE is helping lead the charge with other passionate Milwaukee visionaries to create a sustainable outdoor basketball venue for the world famous MECCA Floor that serves the community. Click the “ActivateMKE Now” link above to voice your opinion, share your thoughts, or get involved!

The Mecca Floor

"History was made in 1977 when infamous pop artist Robert Indiana designed the iconic MECCA Floor. Unifying Art & Sport, a basketball court was used as the canvas for the world's largest pop art painting."

Joe Franke, Chief Activator, on what basketball can do for Milwaukee, “Win or lose, the city will come together, breaking down barriers of race as sports have done for our nation many times.”

“We are excited to build genuine relationships around the city and create Architecture together that serves a passionate community of Milwaukee Activators!” – Chad Wleczyk, Activator, Abacus Architects

A Key Partner - MKE Plays

The MKE Plays initiative, conceived by Alderman Michael Murphy, aims to transform 12 of the city's most deteriorated playgrounds into models for local collaboration and renovation.

Sport court is the leading sports construction company in Wisconsin. From the backyard court to the home gym to the school gym, we can make it happen. Your Sport, Our Court! - Alec Hartsuiker, Sport Court

An Independant lighting design and consultation committed to creating expressive lighting design through advanced photo-accurate renderings for fine architecture.
From vision to reality with the homie @Joe_Franke_ !!! #ActivateMKE @thegrid

Inspiration for the Courts/Park - Tasteful Landscaping

Inspiration - Incorporating Cream City Brick

Inspiration - Incorporating the Arts - cred. Reginald Baylor