It’s Time!

For SNOW! Snow Much Fun tile ad logo
by Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann

Not so much a fan of cold, bone-chilling weather. Alas, we do live in Wisconsin and with that comes the winter package of grey days, wind chills, and the most redeeming aspect…snow! Truly, there are few things more magical then those first flurries gently falling to the ground. Then of course, there’s the building snow forts and snowmen with the kiddos. Precious times.

Just Add Kids has put together our annual Snow Much Fun! It’s a skating/sledding/skiing destination guide for Racine, Kenosha and surrounding communities. Read more…

 

Ice Skating

Echo Lake, Burlington (595 Milwaukee Avenue) – Stairs to the lake, pavilion, benches, outdoor portable restroom. – Free.
Devor Park, Burlington (394 Amanda Street) – Free.
Milwaukee County Parks (various) – Many of the rinks have warming houses. Warming house hours vary. – Free. Call 414-257-7275 for more info, or visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/OutdoorIceSkating11929.htm
Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park, Milwaukee (920 N. Water Street) – Refrigerated oval is open through February (or March if the weather allows) – even in temperatures as high as 50 degrees! – Free. Skate rental available: Age 17 & under $7/pair and Age 18 & up $8/pair. See website for hours. Call 414-289-8791 for more info, or visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/RedArrow11930.htm

Sledding/Tubing/Tobogganing

Beverly-Jo Park, Burlington (367 Dunford Drive) – Free.
Camp MacLean, Burlington (31401 Durand Avenue) – Public Tobogganing is open to the public Sundays from 12:30 until 5:00pm in January and February. Cost per guest ages 3-5 years is $3.75, ages 6+ is $6.25. Price includes use of toboggans & sleds, use of the warming house, bathroom facilities, and cocoa. All people coming to camp must pay fee—even if not sleddingor tobogganing. All children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 262-763-7742 for more info, or visit http://www.ymcachicago.org/maclean/
Devor Park aka “Water Tower Hill”, Burlington (394 Amanda Street) – Public popular hill by Cooper School. – Free. Fox River Park, Salem (9521 304th Avenue) – Bermed sled slide, which provides a long and exhilarating run (weather permitting). Artificial lighting allows night use of this popular sledding facility. – Free.
Greene Park, St. Francis (4235 S Lipton Avenue) – Free.
Hales Corners Park, Hales Corners (5765 S. New Berlin Road) – Free.
Humboldt Park, Milwaukee (3000 S. Howell Avenue) – Free. Lighted daily from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Johnson Park, Racine (6200 Northwestern Avenue) – Free.
Lincoln Park, Kenosha (7010 22nd Avenue) – Free. 
Lockwood Park, Racine
(4300 Graceland Boulevard) – Free.
Paddock Lake
(On Highway 50 near Hwy 83/75 intersection) Hill is between Central High School and the church to the west. Hill goes from parking lot of church down into the Central HS soccer fields. – Free.
Park High School Bowl, Racine (1901 12th Street) – Recommended for older kids. Free.
Petrifying Springs, Kenosha (4909 7th Street) – Free. Lighted sledding hill at Area 2. Open 7am-10pm daily. Call (262)857-1869 for more information.
Reservoir Park, Racine
(4400 Maryland Avenue) – Free.
Shoop Park, Wind Point/Racine
(4510 Lighthouse Drive) – Free.
Behind Shopko/Kenosha (5300 52nd Street) – Free.
St. Peter’s Park Detention Bowl/Kenosha (2152 30th Avenue) – Free.
Steinhoff Park, Burlington (833 Cedar Drive) – Free.
The Rock Sports Complex, Franklin (7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive) – Daily sessions for snow tubing. Tube rental is $15 Wednesday & Thursday)and $16 per tube (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays). Weeknights Monday through Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. – unlimited; Weekends Friday through Sunday and Holidays 2 hour sessions. Call 414-529-7676 for more info, or visit http://www.rockcomplex.com/snow-parks/hours-pricing/
Washington Park, Kenosha (1901 Washington Road) – Free.
Washington Park Municipal Golf Course, Kenosha (2205 Washington Road) – Free.
Wilmot Mountain, Wilmot
(11931 Fox River Road) – The tubing facility features 20 lanes for tubing and a state of the art covered conveyor lift. Snow tubing hill is for ages 5 and older. Brand new lodge features ticket sales, rental items, food, drinks, restrooms and more! Prices and hours vary. Call 262-862-2301 for more info, or visit http://www.wilmotmountain.com/subpage.asp?page=pricinginformation&id=27
Whitnall Park, Franklin (5879 S. 92 Street) – Free.
Wilson Recreation, Milwaukee (4001 S. 20 Street) – Free. Lighted daily from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Skiing

Petrifying Springs, Kenosha (4909 7th Street) – Free. Cross-country skiing on all trails; lighted cross-country skiing track on golf course (3,000 feet/.57 miles). (Bring your own) Open 7am-10pm daily. Call (262)857-1869 for more information.
Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods County Park, Bristol (9800 – 160th Avenue) Cross-country (bring your own) – Free. Call (262) 857-8008 for more info, or visit http://www.pringlenc.org
Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Kansasville (26313 Burlington Road) Cross-country (bring your own). Vehicle admission sticker required to enter rec area. Call (262) 878-5600 for more info, or visit http://www.bongnaturalistassociation.org
River Bend Nature Center, Racine
(3600 N. Green Bay Road) – Free. Cross-country skis available for rent for $10.00/person per session. Call (262) 639-1515 for more info, or visit http://riverbendnaturecenterracine.org/
The Rock Sports Complex, Franklin (7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive) – Daily hours for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Admission $40 (10am to 4pm on weekends and holidays) and $30 after 4pm and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Children 6 and under complimentary admission with purchase of adult/child ticket (limit one per adult/child). Ski & snowboard rental is $30. Call 414-529-7676 for more info, or visit http://www.rockcomplex.com/snow-parks/hours-pricing/
UW-Parkside Ski Trail (Kenosha County Road JR, east of Highway 31/Green Bay Road) – Free. Park in Petrifying Springs Parking lot on the north side of the street. Trail is unmarked on the south side of JR.
Washington Park Municipal Golf Course, Kenosha
(2205 Washington Road) Cross-country (bring your own) – Free.
Whitnall Park, Franklin (5879 S. 92 Street) – Free. Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, between noon and 6 p.m. Cross-country ski rentals available for $25 per pair for same day, $30 per pair for 24 hours, $100 per pair for weekly rental. Call (414) 525-4765 for more info, or visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/WhitnallWinterConces19642.htm
Wilmot Mountain, Wilmot (11931 Fox River Road) – The facility features 25 unique runs with varied terrain for all skiers and snowboarders. Lift ticket prices and hours vary. Ski and/or snowboard equipment rentals available and vary. Call 262-862-2301 for more info, or visit http://www.wilmotmountain.com/subpage.asp?page=pricinginformation&id=26

Snowshoeing

Petrifying Springs, Kenosha (4909 7th Street) – Free. Snowshoeing on all trails. Open 7am-10pm daily. Call (262)857-1869 for more information.
Pringle Nature Center, Bristol (9800 – 160th Avenue) Tuesday – Saturday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, between noon and 3:00 p.m. – Free. Snowshoes available for rent $5.00 per pair/Friend of Pringle Member. Call (262) 857-8008 for more info, or visit http://www.pringlenc.org
Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Kansasville (26313 Burlington Road) Bring your own snowshoes. Vehicle admission sticker required to enter rec area. Call (262) 878-5600 for more info, or visit http://www.bongnaturalistassociation.org
River Bend Nature Center, Racine (3600 N. Green Bay Road) – Free. Snowshoes available for rent for $10.00/person per session. Call (262) 639-1515 for more info, or visit http://riverbendnaturecenterracine.org/
Whitnall Park, Franklin (5879 S. 92 Street) – Free. Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, between noon and 6 p.m. Snowshoe rentals $25 per pair for same day, $30 per pair for 24 hours, $100 per pair for weekly rental. Call (414) 525-4765 for more info, or visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/WhitnallWinterConces19642.htm

sledding picThis is a live list.  If you know of a destination that isn’t listed here that should be, by all means, let us know!
Please send info to contact@justaddkidsonline.net.
Check back periodically for updates and additions.
Have fun!

 

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    Deb Cappello said,

    I didn’t see cross-country skiing at Parkside Kenosha on your “Snow Much Fun” list.


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