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 28, 2017

KD Park to close Aug. 29 and 30 for herbicide spraying

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KD Park will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29 and 30, for aerial spraying of herbicide to control phragmites, an invasive wetland grass.

This eradication effort will help to restore the affected section of the park into a prairie.

The nearby Warren ...

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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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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Kenosha County Parks 90th Anniversary Celebration

Kenosha County Parks is celebrating its 90th anniversary by hosting a free community event on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Petrifying Springs Park.

The festivities will start at noon and close with fireworks at dusk. The event will feature free entertainment inclu...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Make-A-Wish Car Show Returns to Petrifying Springs

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, the Kenosha County Parks Division, and many local business sponsors invite you to be a part of the ninth annual Make-A-Wish Car Show, Rods for a Reason. Showtime will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, in ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Kenosha County Parks Offers New Programs and Events this Summer

A commemoration of the Kenosha County Parks’ 90th anniversary will headline a slate of new park programs and events throughout the summer, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced.

The new programs and events were designed to bring people of a va...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Local vendors to open Petrifying Springs Park Biergarten

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today an agreement with a local vendor to develop a beer garden at Petrifying Springs Park.

The five-year lease agreement between Kenosha County and Petrifying Springs Biergarten LLC will allow the vendor to c...

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