Fox River Park

sign at Fox River Park
A statue to honor the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps sits at the entrance to Fox River Park.
Disc Golf at Fox River Park
fishing, Fox River Park
Fox River Water Trail, Fox River Park

Located at Hwy. F and Hwy. W, Salem. 150 acres. Picnic areas, shelter rental, playgrounds, Ray Berres Field baseball diamond, tennis courts, pickleball, 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.

Learn about the Fox River Water Trail here.

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