Winter Park

Here’s another hopeful sign of spring: Kewaunee County’s Winter Park has closed for the season.

The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department and Winter Park Association announced over the weekend that the park has officially been closed for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and snowshoeing until next season.

In less than two months and despite a mild winter, the park drew more than 7,000 visitors, including private parties. But fluctuating temperatures have made the terrain icy, and the snow is melting away.

“We had a great run this season, and our decision to close is not only because we have warmer weather on the way and dangerous hill conditions, it also also based on us looking out for the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff,” said Dave Meyers, Promotion & Recreation director. “We can’t wait for next season; we have some great things in mind.”

Winter Park will re-open next year when temperatures reach a point where crews can make enough snow to build a good base, Meyers said.

In the meantime visitors are welcome to come out and try the disc golf course at Winter Park, which winds through the woods, said Jennifer Schneider, Kewaunee County tourism coordinator/public information officer.