Lime Kiln Park

© Photographed July 4, 2015
Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
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Lime Kiln Park is a unique area within the Menomonee Falls Parkway and the Menomonee River system because of its natural, historic and scenic resources. The river rapids below this overlook courses through bedrock shelves and limestone cliffs providing evidence of geologic activity that occurred over 600 million years ago. The historic Enterprise Roller Mill (across the river) and the historic lime kilns (downstream) are well preserved structures that recall the village's earliest commercial growth over 100 years ago. Lime Kiln Park is also a unique urban habitat for a variety of plant communities and wildlife species. A notable part of this habitat is a large migratory bird population which exists because the Menomonee River and Lime Kiln Park are key features within a large regional flyway.
The marker is located on the west bank of the Menomonee River, at Lime Kiln Park, and is accessible from a parking lot accessible from northbound Mills Street between Appleton Avenue / Wisconsin Highway 175 (to the south) and Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 74 (to the north), Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051.

The Garwin Mace Lime Kilns at Lime Kiln Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin

Lime Kiln Park is included in the Menomonee Falls Historic Walking Tour

These markers are also located at Lime Kiln Park:

With the Menomonee River visible in the background.

 The referenced lime kilns.
Looking south along Lime Kiln Park walking trail . . .

Looking north along Lime Kiln Park walking trail.

 Park here to access the marker.
Lime Kiln Park is located in Menonomee Falls, Wisconsin.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I grew up in Menomonee Falls and lived a short 3 blocked from the park. My sister and I spent MANY a summers day, hiking, exploring, building forts, seeking hidden treasures and playing in the river, building bridges across the river and making boats to float down the river. Me and my adult kids walked the park this weekend and it has been beautifully preserved! Thank you for keeping my memories alive with the renovations and preservation that have been done.

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