Peninsula State Park Awarded Two 2016 Gold Seal Awards


Chris, Judy, and Kelli  accepting the Gold Seal Awards for Best Park  to complete the Explorer books and Best Park  to visit in all 4 seasons.

Chris, Judy, and Kelli accepting the Gold Seal Awards for Best Park to complete the Explorer books and Best Park to visit in all 4 seasons.

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks awarded Peninsula State Park the 2016 Gold Seal Award for “Best park/trail to visit in all 4 seasons” and “best park/trail for kids to complete Explorer Books”. The statewide Friends of Wisconsin State Parks organization runs the Gold Seal Award program each year to highlight Wisconsin’s parks, trails, and forests in a number of different categories.

Awards were presented at the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks annual summit which will take place on November 5th in Stevens Point.

Board Members Rachel Stollenwerk, Judy Ortiz, and Chris Holicek attended with Park Superintendent Kelli Bruns.

The Explorer program is a free program that engages families in exploring, experiencing and enjoying the outdoors. Books can be picked up at State Park offices and recreation areas.

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks is a non-profit organization that supports the work of 81 local Friends chapters around the state and the work that they do at the park, forest, trail or recreation area that they are associated with. In addition, FWSP carries out their mission through preserving, protecting, promoting and enhancing Wisconsin state parks, trails, forests and recreation areas.

The Friends of Peninsula State Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to assist with the preservation and goals of Peninsula State Park. The Friends provide volunteer services and financial support for the interpretive, educational, recreational and visitor service programs at Peninsula State Park. New members are always welcome. A membership form is available on the website or at the park office.

Contact: Kelli Bruns Superintendent Peninsula State Park Bureau of Parks and Recreation Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Phone: (920) 868-3258 Fax: (920) 868-1931 Email: kelli.bruns@wi.gov