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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Kenosha County opens Fox River Park Overnight Lodge

First Bunk

A newly renovated facility within Kenosha County’s Fox River Park will provide overnight camp accommodations for scouts and other civic groups.

Kenosha County Parks staff along with community volunteers and local businesses recently put the finishing touch...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Kenosha County Parks presents Picnic in the Park, Aug. 11 at Petrifying Springs Park

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A family-friendly community event last held 25 years ago is returning to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Picnic in the Park is a day of live music, interactive family activities and concessions, aimed at continuing to raise awareness and educ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

New KR Trail now open to cyclists, runners, walkers

KR Trail

A new multiuse path linking Petrifying Springs Park with Highway KR and a soon-to-be built trail in Racine County is now open to users, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

A ribbon-cutting event to formally commemorate the KR Trail will b...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Pike River streambank restoration work begins at Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River

Construction of the Phase I Pike River Streambank and Wetland Restoration project in Petrifying Springs Park will begin Friday, June 8, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

This project will be accomplished with support from a $500,000 Gre...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Supervisor, crime prevention officer offers safety tips for walking or biking on trails

Multi-Use Trail sign

In general terms, common sense and awareness are the best safety tools to prevent victimization, including when traveling on a bicycle trail in Kenosha County. County Board Supervisor Jeff Wamboldt, who also serves as crime prevention officer for the Keno...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment coming to Petrifying Springs Park

Rebels and Redcoats

The Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 Seventh St., Kenosha.

This free event is hosted by the North West Territory Alliance, an American...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Kenosha County Parks offers summer programs for all ages

Yoga in the Park

County Executive Jim Kreuser is encouraging people of all ages to check out the Kenosha County Parks programs and events to be held throughout the summer.

These include the return of the popular weekly programs that debuted at Petrifying Springs Park last ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Petrifying Springs Biergarten and Kenosha County public beaches set to open Memorial Day Weekend

Old Settlers Park

Beginning this Memorial Day Weekend, the Petrifying Springs Biergarten and two public beaches in Silver Lake and Paddock Lake will open for the summer season.

County Executive Jim Kreuser welcomes everyone to venture out and enjoy summer in Kenosha County&...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

County to sponsor bike ride to Dairy Breakfast

DairyAir logo

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is inviting people to participate in the DairyAir Dairy Breakfast ride on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

The starting point for the event is:

  • 7 a.m. at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, for a 12.6-mile ride to the ...
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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Kenosha County receives state grant to study shoreline protection at Kemper Center

Kemper Center lakefront

The state has awarded the Kenosha County Division of Parks nearly $50,000 in Coastal Management Program funding to study Lake Michigan shoreline protection needs at Kemper Center.

The funds will go toward completion of a coastal engineering study to develo...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Kenosha County’s emerald ash borer removal project earns DNR Innovations in Urban Forestry honors

DNR Urban Forestry Award

Kenosha County’s innovative, cost-effective approach to removing emerald ash borer-infested trees from three parks recently gained honors from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Parks Divisions’ Emerald Ash Borer Mechani...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kenosha County awarded $200,000 grant to restore Pike River Wetland in Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park

Kenosha County Parks has been awarded $200,000 from Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM) to support wetland restoration in the Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Petrifying Springs Park Wetland Res...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

KD Park to host annual 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Jan. 21

2015 4-H ice fishing derby

Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21, 2018, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by Kenosha County Parks in cooperation with County Executive...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Dead ash trees in Silver Lake Park provide real-world training opportunity for Gateway students

Gateway Urban Forestry partnership

A unique partnership earlier this week turned a rural Kenosha County park into a real-world laboratory for students in Gateway Technical College’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Program.

Students were at Silver Lake Park on Tuesday, working on the proper not...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Kenosha County to receive state funding for further development of KD Park

KD Park

Kenosha County has been tentatively awarded two state grants to further develop the West End Park, known locally as KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship and ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Kenosha County Parks begins prairie restoration

An $8,000 grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help launch the first phase of a prairie restoration plan at KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The work began late last week, with the spraying of herbicides to...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Kenosha County awarded EPA grant to restore Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River project phases

A restoration of the Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park will begin next year, thanks to a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The project,...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Kenosha County to host ‘Fall Wheel Ride’

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Eighth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30.

“Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kenosha County...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

7th Annual Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, fireworks and wiener dog races

Old Settlers Oktoberfest 2016 Dachshund Dash

The 7th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature a fun run, authentic German food and beverages, dancing, a classic car show, kids’ games, the ...

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