Fox River Park now fully open

All parts of Fox River County Park in Salem are again open for normal use, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced Tuesday.

The park closed Feb. 15 so that a contract crew could cut ash trees to try to halt the spread of the emerald ash borer. Parts of the park reopened March 12.

From a media release from the county Department of Public Works & Development Services:

“I appreciate the public’s patience during the logging project and I’m pleased that Kenosha County is able to reopen Fox River Park attractions, such as the boat launch, with the active fishing season now upon us,” Kreuser said. Fox River’s 27-hole disc golf course, hiking paths, boat launch, and parking lots are now open to the public. Visitors will have access to a majority of Fox River Park yet are still advised to use caution on all trails as areas remain covered with debris and branches from the ash tree removal project. Cleanup efforts will be a continued effort and priority by County staff. The next phase of this project will concentrate on the cleaning of small debris, stumps, and turf damage that was caused by the logging operations. As part of the comprehensive reforestation plan, Kenosha County Parks has already planted more than 2,000 trees over the past five years. Over the next three years, Kenosha County will plant an additional 500 trees within Petrifying Springs Park and Golf Course (in Somers), Fox River Park, and Brighton Dale Links Golf Course (in Brighton). For more information, please contact the Kenosha County Parks at (262) 857-1869.”


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