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Sara Sturge inside Pleasant Prairie June 20, 2018, 9:05 AM
Please preserve the Natural Beauty of Prairie Shores Beach. The most needed improvement is to have daily trash removal and beach cleaning during the summer months. I voice an opinion of NO to beach house / parking lots / concessions. The beauty of the park is that it is remote and natural, lined with trees and prairie plants. My family drives down every summer from the West side of Pleasant Prairie to enjoy the beach with family and friends. It’s a hidden ecological gem of our community and should be protected and preserved.
Name not shown inside Pleasant Prairie June 19, 2018, 5:28 PM
Please leave Prairie Shores Beach in it’s current unimproved, but naturally beautiful condition.
Name not shown inside Pleasant Prairie June 19, 2018, 4:39 PM
Isnt there a happy medium to be found? I understand the concerns of Carol Beach residents regarding traffic and garbage but the area should be accessible to all PP residents. Realistically speaking, these homes are next to public beaches, not private beaches, so...
What about a walking/bike path as proposed, and educational signage explaining the significance of the area in terms of preservation. Then just a larger more permanent nicely designed trash receptacle, and call it a day. Concession stands and showers seem extreme for a beach area this size ... and the number of paved parking spots seem more than excessive. Keep it natural but allow more bike/walking access for locals who want to enjoy the area. Optimistic thinking but maybe the educational signage will encourage more responsible use of the area.
If you do go forward with the bigger plan, though, you should limit parking to those from PP. It could help limit some of the problems some of the area residents have complained about.
Name not shown inside Pleasant Prairie June 19, 2018, 4:06 PM
Yes..."Take the improvement out of the long term Capitol Improvements Plan, for Prairie Shores Beach." Can the Village do something about keeping the sand off the street and in the parking lot? Maybe have the grass cutting crew sweep the sand back in. It currently looks trashy.
William Robinson inside Pleasant Prairie June 18, 2018, 9:27 PM
Definitely take out the improvements from the last 5 year plan.
The goal needs to be: preserve and protect the beach, call it a "Nature Preserve"....stop cars from invading the Nature Preserve area which is needed for picnic, play and sunbathing.....there is almost no beach left due to high water....80% of cars on weekends are from IL.....why are we allowing them to drive on the area that was once sand dunes?
Many of these families park north of the wooden bridge and then walk and picnic on the south beach area! this south beach area is much bigger and has much more sand--yet no parking allowed!!! Why shouldn't we allow parking in the south beach area so residents can access the south beach with MUCH more sand and play area?
Why not invest money into preventing parking on the north beach Nature Preserve ?? Add large natural boulders along Lakeshore Drive and not an unsightly chain link fence. Also, repair the retaining wall where large limestone rocks and concrete have fallen into the lake due to storms.
Daniel Burke inside Pleasant Prairie June 16, 2018, 7:09 AM
Leave the beach in its current condition.
Name not shown inside Pleasant Prairie June 15, 2018, 1:14 PM
I agree with all of the previous residents statements.
Our family has been in the village since 1994. Kids born and raised here. I have seen a lot of developments over this time. Some good, some not so good for the village residents and the village itself.
This current proposal is one the should be left alone. Keep it NATURAL. People need to have the nature in their lives. There is far too much development destroying our natural sites today.
We have enough "locations" for people to go to so they can enjoy their day here in the village and the city of Kenosha, next door.
Gail Blubaugh inside Pleasant Prairie June 14, 2018, 7:29 PM
We bought our home here because we love the natural beauty of the beach and lake. Hopefully, it will always remain natural and wild like where we grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan in Indiana and have loved that area our whole lives.
Name not shown inside Pleasant Prairie June 14, 2018, 10:21 AM
I have looked at the plan that is online and is does not make much sense to me. why would you build a picnic area, concession/rest room, changing rooms with a shower in a area that is designated as a 100 year flood plane. Also a well would have to be drilled and maintained. Not to sound to aggressive but we are the people that live here. We are the people that pay for all these things. Please listen to us when we say no!
Amy Randell inside Pleasant Prairie June 13, 2018, 8:39 PM
We need to keep the “Pleasant” in Pleasant Prairie. We do not need to invite unwanted traffic to Lakeshore drive or attempt to build a parking lot near the beach that is barely even there anymore. If people want action, concession stands, & crowded beaches then they can drive a couple minutes north to Kenosha. We already have a problem with our beach becoming a garbage pit on the weekends from the small amount of patrons that currently go there. Let’s not make it worse. I vote YES to keeping Carol Beach the quiet, beautiful, naturistic area that it currently is and vote NO to bringing in unnecessary and unwanted commotion, traffic, & crowds.