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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Yoga and Fitness in the Park events to begin next week; other summer parks events canceled

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Two free, weekly events at Petrifying Springs Park will begin the week of June 22, while other county parks events throughout the summer are now canceled due to social distancing concerns, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

Highway C trail dedication

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach now open with temporary modifications in place

Silver Lake Beach

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing.

The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks, playgrounds to open; Biergarten, Boundless Adventures to begin season

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The Kenosha County Dog Parks are reopening today, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced.

Playgrounds in Kenosha County Parks, which had also been marked as closed, are also opening, Collins said.

Both amenities will have signs posted nearb...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks to close as safeguard against spread of COVID-19

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Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24.

The closure will continue until further notice,...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Anderson Arts Center will reopen following $4.3 million renovation

The Anderson Arts Center, one of the hubs for art in southeastern Wisconsin, will begin a new chapter on Sunday, Feb. 23, when it re-opens to the public after a $4.3 million preservation and modernization project.

The revamped arts center will offer a new ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

New network of trails abutting Petrifying Springs Park to accommodate variety of users

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Kenosha County Parks is in the early stages of planning a new trail system adjacent to Petrifying Springs Park that will include dedicated facilities for mountain bikers, as well as multiuse trails for hikers, bikers and runners.

Meantime, bids are now bei...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

$10,000 donation from Oktoberfest group to fund design of future band shelter in Old Settlers Park

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Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nonprofit Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc.

To date, the Oktoberfest group has raised roughly $90,000 from the one-day event that it holds each Se...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

We Energies Foundation, Swartz Nursery support reforestation project at Fox River Park

Fox River Park tree planting

A reforestation project in Kenosha County’s Fox River Park was made possible by a donation from the We Energies Foundation and Paul Swartz Nursery, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Both entities contributed $2,500 to the project, whi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Kenosha County receives Silver Star Award for Boundless Adventures Partnership

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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.

Kenosha County will b...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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