One of the two bridges over the White River at Walworth County’s White River County Park nears completion. The two bridges were recently completed, allowing visitors to hike the property south of the river, which features a scenic overlook of the river.

One of the two bridges over the White River at Walworth County’s White River County Park nears completion. The two bridges were recently completed, allowing visitors to hike the property south of the river, which features a scenic overlook of the river.

Friends of the White River Park to sponsor hike on newly accessible section of property this weekend

By Kellen Olshefski

Editor

The recent completion of two new bridges at Walworth County’s White River County Park has opened up a whole new section of the park to visitors.

The park, found just outside of Lyons and Lake Geneva at 6503 N. Sheridan Springs Road, was purchased from Duane Clark for $1.91 million about two years ago – $1 million of which was covered through a state grant – and is comprised of nearly 200-acres on both sides of the river.

With the help of two generous donations from the Wagner, Essman and O’Neill Family foundations through the Geneva Lake Conservancy, totaling $130,000, the county has constructed two bridges for the use of patrons, allowing them access to the once difficult to reach property to the south of the river.

Don Howell, a member of the Friends of the White River Park, said construction on the bridges occurred over the past month or so, with the bridges being completed recently.

For the complete story, see the Jan. 28 edition of the Elkhorn Independent.

 

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