Burning ban lifted in county parks
The burning ban in Kenosha County parks has been lifted.
From a press release issued late Wednesday afternoon:
The burning ban that had been in effect at all Kenosha County Parks since June 28th has been lifted, Kenosha County Parks Operations General Manager, Jonathan Rudie said Wednesday. “The recent rains have allowed dormant grassy areas to start to green up,” Rudie said. “The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has downgraded the Fire Danger Conditions to ‘low’ and we now are confident that the park areas have received enough moisture to negate the possibility of any large grass fires.” As a result of the lifted ban, people will now be allowed to have open fires in designated areas and grill with wood and charcoal in the parks, Rudie said. The grills in the parks that had been covered will now be uncovered, Rudie said. “We thank the public for being so cooperative and understanding during the burning ban,” Rudie said.
County park facilities include Petrifying Springs Park in Somers and the Kemper Center Park in Kenosha.