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University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Four-year liberal arts university granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Parkside is part of the University of Wisconsin System. Modern 700-acre campus features world-class theatre, music and art presented in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities and the Frances Bedford Concert Hall. Enjoy the disc golf course

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1968 to better serve the needs of a growing population in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois, UW-Parkside offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and serves as an academic and cultural resource.

Located at Hwy. E & 30th Ave.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road, (Hwy. E & 30th Avenue), Kenosha
ph.262-595-2307 fx.262-595-2202

Meeting Rooms: 4

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located on 750 acres of rolling woodlands and natural prairies and bounded by another 250 acres of county park, including an 18-hole watered fairway public golf course. On the campus there is an 18-hole professional disk golf course. The perfect location for your banquet, reception, meeting, camp, conference or workshop. UWP offers approximately 65 individual classrooms, lecture halls, meeting rooms and auditoriums. Two commercial style theaters comfortably seat 400 and 685. Also, over 1,200 running feet of brick paved concourse are suitable for exhibit booths or displays. Our buildings are interconnected, protecting visitors from outdoor elements year-round. Food service is available for full line catering from simple box lunches to white linen served banquets. Also, an expansive Sports & Activity Center is an ideal site to host expositions, conventions, trade shows and job fairs.

Total Meeting Space: 13,400 sq. ft.
Catering Available
Loading Dock Available
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,600

Room - Sq. Footage
Main Dining Room - 5,625
Union Square - 5,625
Cinema Theater
Rooms 104 + 106 - 1,440
Rooms 104, 106, 207 - 720

The UW-Parkside has the facilities and staff to make any event a success. The Sports & Activity Center includes the Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse and De Simone Gymnasium. The Wayne D. Dannehl Cross Country Course is known as one of the best in the United States.

Major Events Hosted

  • NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships
  • NAIA Cross Country Championships
  • Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional
  • NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
  • NCAA Division I Fencing Championships
  • Nike Softball Camps
  • AAU Basketball Tournaments
  • ATA (taekwondo) Regional Competitions
  • Camp Kenosha: summer training site for Northwestern Wildcats Football

Sport No. of Surfaces

  • Track & Field: 1 200-meter Indoor/ 1 400-meter Outdoor
  • Basketball: 6 Courts
  • Volleyball: 9 Courts
  • Tennis: 4 Indoor
  • Soccer: 7 Fields
  • Baseball: 1 Field
  • Softball:  2 Fields
  • Disc Golf : 1 18-hole Course
  • Swimming: 1 25-yard Multi-Lane

De Simone Gymnasium

  • 3 basketball/volleyball courts
  • 25-yard multi-lane swimming pool
  • Seating capacity of 2,200
  • Brand new Strength & Conditioning Center
  • Wellness Center
  • Weight room
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions

Frank J. Petretti Field House

  • 70,000 square feet
  • 200-meter indoor track
  • 3 basketball courts
  • 6 volleyball courts
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions

Wayne D. Dannehl Cross Country Course

  • Over 100,000 athletes have raced the course
  • A challenging and undulating route without sharp turns or narrow paths
  • Spectators can watch runners pass at 4 or 5 locations
  • Self-contained on a college campus, exclusively used for cross country
  • The only “pure” cross country course in the nation
  •  8 courses, ranging from 4-12K
  •  Each course has a permanent finish area

Wood Road Soccer Complex

  • Championship Field - 120 x 80 yards
  • 6 other regulation fields
  • Locker room facility
  • Sheltered team benches
  • Elevated Press Box
  • Raised Bleacher Seating for 1,000 spectators
  • Electronic Scoreboard
  • Concessions

In addition, state-for-the-art wellness center and brand-new strength and conditioning center. Also, the Case Softball Complex features two diamonds and the “Red” Oberbruner baseball diamond has stadium-style seating.

Tamie Falk-Day, UW-Parkside Athletic Director
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144
Ph. (262) 595-2485
Fx. (262) 595-2225

Hitters Invite

June 4, 2016 – June 5, 2016

Hitters Baseball is a highly competitive, youth baseball organization, which is committed to the highest level of baseball. It competes in major baseball “showcase” tournaments, which include some of the best teams and players from across the country. Baseball fans and spectators are welcome.

UW-Parkside 26th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Festival

June 25, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside celebrates summer with its annual Arts and Crafts Festival. The campus becomes a colorful marketplace with approximately 200 artisans offering unique handmade pieces.

XC Thrillogy Hilloopy 100+ Relay

July 30, 2016

Mark your calendar and start forming your team(s) for the best ultra running event in the Midwest.

XC Thrillogy Hot Hilly Hairy Ultra Solo and Relay

July 30, 2016

The Hot Hilly Hairy is run in conjunction with the Hil100+py Relay and is the best summer running event in the Midwest. There is no time limit to finish your distance.

UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Department presents: Macbeth

October 21-22, 2016 and October 27-29, 2016

A Scottish lord receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King. Driven by ambition, and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth struggles with his conscience before choosing a malevolent path that leads him through a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder.

43rd Annual UW-Parkside Winter Arts and Crafts Fair

November 19, 2016

This fair features music, raffle, silent auction, concessions, coat and package check, and great shopping!

UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Department presents: A Christmas Carol - On the Air

December 2-3, 2016 and December 9-11, 2016

The timeless Dickens classic tells the tale of miserly, old Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformational journey as three ghostly visitors lead him on a trip through Christmases past, present and yet to come. 

UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Department presents: A Streetcar Named Desire

March 3-4, 2017 and March 9-11, 2017

The faded beauty of a Southern plantation collides with the harsh realities of a New Orleans tenement when Blanch DuBois comes to live with her sister Stella and husband Stanley.

UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Department presents: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

April 28-29, 2017 and May 4-6, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots by combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year-old comedies by the Roman playwright Plautus, with the infectious energy of the golden age of musicals.