The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department reports 2018 is shaping up to be a good year for parks improvements.

“We have more traffic in our parks, which gives us the incentive to keep improving,” said Dave Myers, Director of Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department. “We greatly appreciate the support of our donors as well as our friends groups for their generosity and time as they continue to see the value of investing in our parks.”

Big projects that are just getting started include:

+ Installation of a tow rope system at the Winter Park beginner’s ski hill and the construction of a storage building thanks to Winter Park Association.

+ A new storage building put up at Ryan Park will double as a concession stand for the Kewaunee County Youth Soccer Association.

+ The Zoological Society of Kewaunee County, the group is looking to upgrade the current pheasant exhibit (pictured) as well as the deer stable at Bruemmer Park Zoo, before beginning its master plan. This follows the recent completion of the bobcat exhibit and installation of “Melvin,” a 20-foot tall metal giraffe sculpture.

+ The Ahnapee State Trail is being graded to level the surface for silent sports enthusiasts. The first portion scheduled to be completed connects the City of Kewaunee to the Village of Luxemburg.

For more information about joining a friends group or making a donation, contact the Promotion & Recreation Office at 920-388-0444.