Located at Hwy. 31 and Hwy. A, this is a park in the Kenosha County park system. 350 acres. Scenic hiking. Streams and rivers, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball courts, softball diamonds, a public golf course, shelter rentals, sledding hill, and the Carlisle Family Dog Park (open year-round).
There are two permanent outdoor chess tables here: one by Parking Area 1 by the Well and another by the river in at Parking Area 4. These are permanently installed cement tables with a chess/checkerboard inlaid into them. Bring your own chess pieces or checkers to play.
The park has been home to an artesian well since the 1930s. An artesian aquifer consists of groundwater that overcomes gravity and flows upwards through a well without the need for pumping. The artesian well at Petrifying Springs Park is pure, natural spring water. Local residents and visitors alike bring empty jugs to fill up at the well spigot. The well is located at the north end of Parking Lot 1; there is no cost. Geocache information for the well is here.
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing on all trails; lighted sledding hill at Area 2; lighted cross country skiing track on golf course. The UW-Parkside Community Cross Country Ski Club grooms the cross country ski trail using Kenosha County’s equipment. The night ski trail length is approximately 3,000 feet (0.57 miles).
It’s time for Maple Syrup! Join the naturalist from Pringle Nature Center for a hike in Petrifying Springs Park.
Car and motorcycle show. All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. Free for spectators.