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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks a New Chapter for Lakefront Park in Fox Lake, Illinois

Village Press Release

The Village of Fox Lake is eagerly anticipating a major milestone in the development of Lakefront Park, as the groundbreaking ceremony for its revitalization is set to take place at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2023.


Lakefront Park has long been a cherished recreational hub for residents and visitors alike, offering picturesque views of Nippersink Lake and a range of outdoor activities. With this groundbreaking ceremony, the community is embarking on an ambitious journey to enhance the park's amenities and further solidify its standing as a premier destination for leisure and family fun.


The ceremony will commence at 12:00 p.m. at Lakefront Park, located at 71 Nippersink Boulevard, Fox Lake, Illinois. Elected officials, community leaders, and esteemed guests will join together to celebrate the commencement of this transformative project.


The groundbreaking ceremony will feature remarks from key figures involved in the revitalization efforts, including Mayor Donny Schmit, who will share his vision for the park's future and highlight the importance of community engagement. The ceremony will also include a symbolic groundbreaking moment, signifying the commencement of construction and the realization of the community's collective aspirations.


The project for Lakefront Park is set to introduce an array of exciting enhancements, designed to cater to the diverse interests of Fox Lake residents and visitors. Key features of the project include the establishment of an outdoor amphitheater for concerts and community events, outdoor pickleball courts, an enhanced splash pad and playground, restrooms and a beach with a shaded shelter.



About the Village of Fox Lake: The Village of Fox Lake (population 10,700) is located 55 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 20 miles west of Waukegan, Illinois. Fox Lake is located in Lake and McHenry counties. The Village is located on the South Shore of Pistakee Lake, Nippersink Lake, and Fox Lake, three connected water bodies that form part of the Chain O’Lakes system.


Jessica Chernich




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