In 2013, the City of Kenosha Common Council adopted the Southport Park Master Plan (SPMP) which recommended the creation of a private sector partner to assist the City with the development and implementation of the plan’s envisioned goals.
The Southport Park Association (SPA) was established by community volunteers in 2014 in response to that recommendation, as a 501© (3) non-profit corporation.The Board of Directors (BOD) organized Bylaws, Policies and Procedures for 501 © (3) compliance, and a committee structure for accomplishing the goals set forth in the SPMP.
In keeping with the vision set forth in the SPMP, the SPA Board of Directors (BOD) formulated an initial Strategic Plan for the implementation of improvements to the Southport Beach House and the Southport Park. The BOD identified challenges and opportunities which would be significant factors in realizing the envisioned goals of the SPMP and adopted an initial Strategic Plan.
In 2017 the BOD entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Kenosha in order to establish an effective partnership for design, planning, and budgeting of public improvements to the Southport Park and Beach House.