In 2001, Kenosha County purchased a 234-acre former gravel mine site to convert to a park which was later expanded by 113 acres with Stewardship funding in 2012. Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park features rolling topography, a 39-acre lake, wetlands, and remnant oak savannas. In Kenosha County received Stewardship matching funds to complete Phase One construction of park’s parkway, parking lots, and stormwater management features, allowing visitors to access the park and its hiking paths and lake.
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 Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park. Phase Two prairie restoration work also recently began with aerial spraying of the invasive species Phragmites. Learn more about this award and Phase One and Two prairie restoration efforts.
Kenosha County was awarded two state grants to further develop the park to begin construction on the Phase Two work. These enhancements improved access to the lake and its recreational amenities, including fishing, scuba diving, and non-motorized watercraft activities. View the latest press release on this award.
The park, formerly referred as KD Park, was renamed in 2020 as a tribute for the service of those who are serving and those who have served. Future development of the park will incorporate therapeutic recreational programming, a military history path, reflection areas, and flags to honor all branches of military service while maintaining a sustainable focus. For details on this development, view the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park plan here (PDF).
Hunting permits to hunt at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park are available from the Parks Division
Permits will be issued only between 7 am at 3:30 pm at the Public Works office (19600 75th Street, Suite 122-1, Bristol WI 53104).
The Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park West Hunting Permit contains special hunting restrictions.
Permits will only be written for 4 specific days at a time.