Plans Revealed For Southport Park Renovation
By Steve Marovich for Kenosha.com October 29, 2020
There’s plenty of excitement these days along Kenosha’s southern lakefront about the future of Southport Park, 7501 Second Ave.
A renovation is underway of the historic Southport Park Beach House, along with a multi-million dollar revetment or fortification of the sea wall south of 75th Street.
What’s next, according to city and neighborhood planners, is a major effort to improve the park itself.
The Southport Park Association of Kenosha has proposed a conceptual plan for Southport Park.
The plan calls for a the installation of a natural prairie garden landscape, which would include new pedestrian and bicycle paths, new activity areas for all age groups, expansion of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility throughout the park, a venue for watercraft and play equipment rentals, along with upgraded electrical, lighting and signage.
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