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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Kenosha County Parks, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra to host Symphony in the Park

Symphony in the Park event flyer

Kenosha County Parks and the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra will present the first-ever Symphony in the Park concert at Petrifying Springs Park, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Spectators are invited to attend this FREE event at 6 p.m. Saturday, ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

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

People participate in Yoga in the Park at Petrifying Springs Park

Kenosha County Parks is offering several free outdoor activities this summer that are sure to get everyone moving, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Traveling Yoga Series kicked off the season in May, offering free yoga classes at a differe...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Bike-to-Work Weeks begin with June 5 Bike Rodeo

Kenosha County Multi-Use Trail sign

Kenosha County and the City of Kenosha’s annual Bike-to-Work Weeks will kick off with a Bike Rodeo event for families on Saturday, June 5, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

During Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 5-19, people ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach to begin 2021 season

A crowd at Silver Lake Park Beach

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach will open for the season this Saturday, May 29.

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

Capacity limits that were in place in 2020 are lifted this year.

Daily entry fees, unchan...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Pike River Phase II streambank restoration work to begin at Petrifying Springs Park

Before view of the Phase II Pike River Restoration area in Petrifying Springs Park

Construction of the Pike River Phase II Streambank Restoration and Pedestrian Bridge Replacement project in Petrifying Springs Park will begin in late spring, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

This project will be accomplished with the ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Traveling Yoga in the Park series returns for 2021

2021 Traveling Yoga logo

Kenosha County Parks will offer a free Traveling Yoga in the Park series on weekends this season.

Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, during the months of May through September at various Kenosha County Park...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Oak savanna restoration project underway at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

Oak tree planting at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

Kenosha County is transplanting 100 oak trees within Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park this spring.

Over the last 15 years, Kenosha County has received and planted free tree saplings from the Argosy Foundation as well as overstock from Kenosha County&...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to begin 2021 season

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The Petrifying Springs Biergarten in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will launch its new season with weekly soft openings beginning this Saturday, April 17.

Weather permitting, it will be open from noon to 9 p.m. each Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. e...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Boundless Adventures to open for 2021 season, with social distancing measures in place

A climber in the trees at Boundless Adventures

The Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park within Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park is set to open for the season this Friday, April 2, Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

Similar to last year, the park will operate with additional COVID-...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Traveling Yoga in the Parks series to run throughout September

2020 Traveling Yoga Series logo

Kenosha County Parks will offer a free Traveling Yoga in the Park series on weekends throughout September.

Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday throughout the month at various Kenosha County Parks.

This program is sponsored by cer...

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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

Old Settlers Oktoberfest logo

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

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.

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

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

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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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