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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Kenosha County receives Silver Star Award for Boundless Adventures Partnership

Boundless Adventures course

The Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association has selected Kenosha County’s partnership with Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park as the winner of the 2019 Silver Star Award for creative service delivery and marketing.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 28

2019 fall wheel ride flyer FB LINK

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the 10th Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28.

“It will be a great day to trade four wheels for t...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to host third annual Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 20-22

Biergarten Oktoberfest 2019 logo

Petrifying Springs Biergarten, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, will host its third annual Oktoberfest celebration throughout the upcoming weekend, Sept. 20-22.

The festivities will include live music, authentic German food and beer, Bavarian game...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Annual Pike River Cleanup event to be held Saturday, Sept. 21

Pike River Cleanup

The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 21.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by K...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

9th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 14

Oktoberfest 2017 (7)

The 9th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., in Paddock Lake.

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music and dancing, a classic car show, kid...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Free Military and Veterans Family Day to be held Oct. 4 at Boundless Adventures

Boundless Adventures Veterans Climb FB LINK

Military veterans and their immediate families are invited to climb for free on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park in Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park.

The inaugural Military and Veterans Family Day will run from...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Kenosha County Parks to host Picnic in the Park on Aug. 24

Picnic in the Park 2019

Kenosha County Parks’ annual Picnic in the Park will return to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Following up on last year’s successful event, the daylong festivities will include live music, interactive kids’ acti...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Sustainability-themed tour at KD Park and neighboring farm to highlight prairies, pastures, pizza

Twilight-Tours-Flyer-FB LINK

A sustainability themed tour that will conclude with locally sourced food and beverages will be held the evening of Thursday, Sept. 5, at Kenosha County’s KD Park.

The Twilight Tour will begin at KD Park, where Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

As Anderson Arts Center renovation continues, Twilight Jazz relocates across the street for 2019

Anderson Arts Center construction

An ongoing renovation project at the Anderson Arts Center will lead to a temporary relocation of the popular Twilight Jazz concert series, and a bright future for the historic lakefront mansion, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said today.

Those who co...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

DairyAir Dairy Breakfast bike ride returns this Saturday, June 15

DairyAir logo

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s annual DairyAir Bike Ride to the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast returns this Saturday, June 15.

The organized ride will begin at 7 a.m. at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, continuing to the Dairy Breakfas...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

County executive, mayor promote Bike-to-Work Weeks and June 1 Kenosha County Bike Rodeo

bike news conference

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian have a challenge and a suggestion for bicyclists of all ability levels.

The challenge: Trade your car for two wheels during Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 1-15.

The suggestion: Take p...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

UW-Parkside, Kenosha County leaders sign off on 50-year, collaborative land-use agreement

County Executive Jim Kreuser and UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford sign a collaborative land agreem

University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Kenosha County officials today celebrated the beginning of a collaboration aimed at improving the ecology and recreational opportunities on 139 acres of UW-Parkside property that borders Petrifying Springs Park.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Kenosha County Parks to offer busy schedule of summer programs for all ages

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Memorial Day Weekend will usher in a busy season of summer activities in Kenosha County’s parks, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The festivities kick off Friday, May 24, with the season kickoff at the Petrifying Springs Biergarten. On Saturda...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Summer job opportunity: Kenosha County seeking lifeguards for Silver Lake Park beach

Silver Lake Beach

Want to spend the summer working outdoors? How about on a beach?

Kenosha County is seeking qualified applicants to work as lifeguards at Silver Lake Park Beach.

The beach is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards work a full-time schedule up t...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Petrifying Springs Biergarten revenue share yields cash for county, improvements to park

Petrifying Springs storage/restroom facility

The gross revenue share that Kenosha County receives as part of its partnership with the private operators of the Petrifying Springs Biergarten is paying dividends for the county and for users of Petrifying Springs Park.

A new ball diamond, storage facilit...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

Kenosha County, UW-Parkside strike land-use agreement for natural area near Petrifying Springs

county-uwp FB LINK

Kenosha County and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside plan to enter into a collaborative land-use agreement that will enhance the management of 139 acres of natural land alongside Petrifying Springs Park, officials announced Friday.

This agreement establ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Kenosha County receives state grant to advance shoreline protection efforts at Kemper Center

Kemper Center lakefront

The Kenosha County Division of Parks this week received another state grant award to address shoreline protection needs on the Kemper Center property.

This $30,000 Wisconsin Coastal Management Program award will help to advance stormwater management and si...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Proposals sought for Silver Lake Park Beach concessions operation

Silver Lake Park Beach

The Kenosha County Division of Purchasing is accepting sealed proposals from vendors interested in providing concessions operations at Silver Lake Park Beach.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Purchasing Division on the...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Construction to begin on aerial adventure park in Bristol Woods Park

Bristol Woods Park sign

Work on a new aerial adventure park within Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park is scheduled to begin this week.

The park, set to open by summer 2019, is the result of a partnership between Kenosha County Parks and Boundless Adventures, a New York-based com...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Kenosha County to host 'Fall Wheel Ride' to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 29

fall wheel ride FB LINK

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Ninth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29.

“It is a great time of the year to get out and view the sig...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to celebrate Oktoberfest throughout upcoming weekend

2017 Biergarten Oktoberfest

Petrifying Springs Biergarten, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, will celebrate Oktoberfest throughout the upcoming weekend, Sept. 21-23.

The second annual Oktoberfest at the Biergarten will include live music, authentic German food and beer, Bavar...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Volunteers needed for Sept. 15 Pike River Cleanup event

2017 Pike River Cleanup

The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by Kenosha C...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

8th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, wiener dog races

Old Settlers Oktoberfest logo

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

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, a fun run, live music and dancing, a classic car sh...

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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

picnic in the park logo FB LINK

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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