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 summer, as well as the long-running Twilight Jazz series at the Anderson Arts Center and field trips for student groups.
“There’s plenty to do to keep you busy, fit, and entertained in Kenosha County’s parks this summer,” Kreuser said. “Our Parks Division continues to work hard to produce a wide range of events and programming – things that further improve our county’s quality of life.”
Programs and events overview:
Yoga in the Park sponsored by Villup Wellness
Dates: Mondays from June 11 through Aug. 6.
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 Seventh St., Kenosha, Pavilion Area #5
Ages: All ages are welcome (under 18 must be accompanied by parent/guardian)
Cost: FreeRegistration: Not required. Liability forms must be signed before participating. Forms will be available at check-in.
Details: Free yoga sessions are available to all visitors as a way for participants have a unique environment to release stress and have a fun way to learn a new way to stay healthy. Classes will be geared for all levels from beginners to intermediate. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat since a limited supply will be available to use.
Tots in the Park sponsored by Pringle Nature Center
Dates: Mondays from June 18 through July 23
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Petrifying Springs Park, Pavilion Area #5
Age: 3-5 (Parents/guardians must accompany children)
Cost: $28 for 6 sessions or $5 per session ($25 for Pringle Nature Center members or $4 per session)
Registration: Mandatory. Please contact Pringle Nature Center to pre-register at 262-857-8008 or download a registration form at http://pringlenc.org/Documents/TotsinthePark.pdf.
Details: Tots in the Park is a parent-child participation program offered to preschoolers, ages 3-5, and their parents or guardians. Every week, the program offers a different theme including nature and educational activities such as story time, crafts, and hands-on learning activities for you and your child to enjoy in the outside air. Tots in the Park was created to increase young children’s environmental appreciation and improve learning and motor skills.
CrossFit in the Park sponsored by CrossFit Kenosha
Dates: Wednesdays from June 13 through Aug. 8
Registration: Not required. Liability forms must be signed before participating.
Ages: All ages welcome (those under 18 must be accompanied by parent/guardian)
Details: Free CrossFit classes will be available for people looking to participate in an exciting way to be active. Although this is a high-intensity exercise that is a strength-and-conditioning program, all are welcome to participate.
Gruber Law Offices presents Movie Night in the Park
Dates: Fridays from June 15 through Aug. 10
Where: Petrifying Springs Park, Pavilion Area #1
Ages: All ages are welcome (All movies are family-friendly and rated PG)
Cost: FreeDetails: Kenosha County Parks is partnering with Gruber Law Offices and Petrifying Springs Biergarten to bring weekly movies to Petrifying Springs Park each Friday evening. For a complete list of movies, please visit the Kenosha County Parks website or visit the Petrifying Springs Biergarten Facebook page.
Twilight Jazz sponsored by the Anderson Arts Center
Dates: Tuesdays (June 26, July 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 28)
Where: Anderson Arts Center, 6603 Third Ave., Kenosha
Cost: FreeAges: All ages are welcome
Details: Twilight Jazz is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by area businesses and located on the south end of Anderson Arts Center. Grounds open at 6 p.m. and handicapped parking is permitted on the grounds. There will be food vendors available as well as outdoor bathroom facilities. A 50/50 Raffle to support the Anderson Arts Center will be offered and the gift shop will be open offering special discounts. It is a family-friendly event held on Tuesday evenings during the summer. Come and pull up a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy.
Summer Camp Discovery Adventure sponsored by Hawthorn Hollow
Hawthorn Hollow is offering half-day or full-day field trips Tuesdays through Fridays for groups of 15 to 50 students, with the option to include lunch and play time at a Petrifying Springs Park pavilion. The parks pavilion is available for reservation on Tuesdays through Fridays to groups over 35, and on Wednesdays only for groups less than 35.Cost is $5 per student for a 2-hour field trip, and $3 per student for parks pavilion and playground. Call 262-552-8196 or email [email protected] to book or to get more information.
For more details, event rules and information about other activities, please visit the Kenosha County Parks website at http://parks.kenoshacounty.org, call 262-857-1869, or check us out on Facebook at http://facebook.com/kenoshacountyparks.