Petrifying Springs Park Renovation: A Plan for Rebuilding the Park's Infrastructure
In 2008, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser initiated an aggressive plan to restore Petrifying Springs to the flagship of the county's parks system. This plan adds bike paths, replaces playground equipment, removes an abandoned dam, stabilizes the banks of the Pike River, and reconstructs roadways and parking lots to address stormwater runoff issues with an environmentally sound practice of infiltration ditches, bioswales, and permeable pavers.
Petrifying Springs Park Pike River Fish Passage Dam Removal Design & Engineering Project
Thanks to the Greater Milwaukee Fund for Lake Michigan, Kenosha County Parks is moving forward with the design and engineering phase of the removal of a non-functional dam in Petrifying Springs Park and the stabilization of the stream bank following the removal of the dam. The dam is the only remaining physical barrier to fish passage on the Pike River, and the implementation of this planning work will improve habitat and water quality in the watershed.