Kewaunee County on Fast-Track with Parks Improvement Plan

August 16, 2017

Kewaunee County on Fast-Track with Parks Improvement Plan

KEWAUNEE, WI – The summer months have kept the Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department busy, as staff and volunteers enhance parks that are continuously drawing more outdoor enthusiasts.

Improvement projects include, features like the Magic Carpet conveyor belt being constructed on the snow tubing hill at Winter Park by the Winter Park Association.  And, there’s a new swing set at Red River Park that includes a generation swing, allowing mom, dad or any caregiver to swing with the child, as well as an adaptive swing for those with disabilities that is ADA compliant.  This playground equipment was provided by the Dyckesville Lions Club.  The group has also paid for the addition of a baseball infield to create more team practice space at tournaments.  Meanwhile, Bruemmer Park & Zoo has gained some green space near the animals, perfect for picnics, as the Zoological Society works to upgrade exhibits.  Also, the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds has a new open air poultry shelter for the fair, courtesy of the 4-H Poultry Project.

But, that’s not all, community members have assisted with improvements to portions of the Ahnapee State Trail in Algoma and have installed an updated visitor’s kiosk.  And, anglers will soon have lighting in the parking lots at both Krohn’s Lake & West Alaska Lake funded by DNR grants awarded to Kewaunee County and collected boat launch fees.

On Tuesday, Kewaunee County Board Supervisors, who make up the Promotion & Recreation committee and approves projects like these, took a parks tour with Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Director Dave Myers to see improvements first-hand.

“We’ve got a lot happening in Kewaunee County and as we attract more visitors, we need to create an environment that they routinely want to keep coming back to and we’ve seen that consistency at Bruemmer Park & Zoo, Red River Park and Winter Park,” says Dave Myers, Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Director.

“We appreciate all of the community support and help from local groups like the Dyckesville Lions Club, Winter Park Association and Zoological Society of Kewaunee County, who are going the extra mile to improve the amenities of the parks in Kewaunee County“ says Kewaunee County Board Supervisor and Promotion & Recreation Committee Chairman Scott Jahnke.

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