Let's see, we have pop-up beer gardens, pop-up restaurants, pop-up stores and now, a pop-up park. Located under the Holton Street Bridge, the "park" – created by a group of Milwaukee artists and activists – features five swings, a bench swing, two tire swings and a trapeze swing.
"This was social construct project: it invited other artists and those who support more spontaneous activity in our daily routines to come together last Friday night to do a guerrilla installation ... It is our hope that the installation will serve as not only an element of recreation, but as a point of reconsideration for these leftover spaces in our city."
The swings are very well-secured with thick ropes and chains to the bridge beams – they even affixed rubber around the beams so the chains wouldn't damage them.
I felt safe enough on the swings as a 120-pound adult that I'm bringing my kids back for some afternoon playtime before this gem of a park pops down.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.