Big Plans For Southport Park
By Daniel Gaitan for the Kenosha News 5/19/22, 3:21 PM
There are big plans in store for Southport Park.
The Southport Beach Park Association, working with the City of Kenosha, recently received an $87,000 grant through the Fund for Lake Michigan to make the area a bustling park again.
The funds will be used to develop detailed engineering specifications for the stormwater drainage system at the historic Southport Beach House, and for the design of a detailed landscape plan to mitigate watershed pollution along the coast of the park, 7501 Second Ave.
The plans are Phase 1 of a Southport Park Watershed Rejuvenation Project. Such improvements aim to help address pollution runoff associated with stormwater, erosion, habitat restoration and park accessibility.
Landscape plans for the future of the park include a prairie garden, improved walking and cycling pathways, upgraded signage, and expansion of disability accessibility, among other projects. The city is responsible for contract administration management for the design and engineering phase.
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