CORP & master plan park presentation
At Wednesday’s Board of Park Commissioners meeting, Blake Theisen, a park planner with the SAA Design Group, gave a presentation on the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP). He has been evaluating all of the city’s parks for the past year. Strawberry Park, Petzke Park, Sunrise Park, and Simmon’s Island are four of the parks that are included in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the next ten years.
Three hundred and fifty Kenosha residents completed an on-line survey stating that they wanted more bike/pet connections throughout the city and more age-appropriate play equipment. Work has been prioritized for all of Kenosha’s 73 parks. Theisen recommended that certain projects be done only through grant funding.
Theisen requested that the Commission take the entire month of June to review the proposal and the CIP. He will be back around the 4th of July from vacation, and he hopes that the City Council will have approved the project by then. The work on Petzke and Strawberry Creek parks could start as early as this year.