Located at Hwy. F and Hwy. W, Salem. 150 acres. Picnic areas, shelter rental, playgrounds, Ray Berres Field baseball diamond, tennis courts, 9-hole Red Fox and 18-hole Grey Fox disc golf courses (open year-round at no cost), fishing, small boat launch to Fox River. Area 1 has a lighted sledding hill – lights on from dusk to 10 p.m. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing is allowed on all trails.
There are two permanent outdoor chess tables here, by the Fox River, north side of County Highway F. These are permanently installed cement tables with a chess/checkerboard inlaid into them. Bring your own chess pieces or checkers to play.
A statue to honor the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps sits at the entrance to Fox River Park. The Civilian Conservation Corp ran from 1933 to 1942. It was established as part of President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to employ young men, aged 17 to 28 years old, in manual unskilled labor to remove them from the relief rolls. In its nine years of operation, three million men were employed by the CCC planting trees, upgrading and building parks, constructing flood control, building wildlife habitat, making stream improvements, building forest fire towers and many other miscellaneous projects. Fox River Park was Project SP-8 and home to 300 men in CCC Companies 2625 and 2655. The project ran from 1934 through 1937. The men built pavilions, roads, and parking lots; installed drainage; built stone walls; and planted over 130,000 trees and shrubs. In October of 1937, the Department of the Interior terminated the project at Fox River Park. The camp buildings were dismantled and the men moved out. The statue - purchased through the CCC Legacy Foundation which represents the alumni - was made possible by a donation from the John and Ruth L. Kloss Charitable Trust.
A Kenosha County park.
In June 2016, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced the grand opening of the Fox River Water Trail to improve access to Kenosha County’s largest river. The 11-mile section of the Fox River includes four non-motorized watercraft launch sites maintained by the Kenosha County Parks Division. The Fox River watershed covers 2,658 square miles around the Fox River extending from Colgate, WI, to Ottawa, IL. The river runs 223 miles with over 1.5 million people residing within the watershed. The Fox River Water Trail has grown in popularity over the last five years and Kenosha County now is joined with the Village of Waterford and the Northeastern Illinois Water Trails to offer this free recreational service to residents. View map here.
- C.T.H. “JB” Access, 34155 31st Street, Burlington, WI 53105. Launch or takeout. Parking along road shoulder.
- C.T.H “W” Access, 6400 328th Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105. Pick-up/drop-off point only. No parking available.
- Fox River Park Access, 29875 Silver Lake Road, Burlington, WI 53105. Launch or takeout. Ample parking available.
- Wilmot Access, 30585 Wilmot Road, Salem, WI 53192. Launch or takeout. Ample parking available.
Kenosha County Parks Department and Kenosha Running Company, Inc. are working together to introduce all the great trails for runners and walkers throughout the Park System.