Where is Lime Kiln Park Natural Area?
Lime Kiln Park Natural Area is located in the heart of Downtown Menomonee Falls. The park is situated along the Menomonee River south of Lepper Dam at Main Street, and east of Mill Street and Appleton Avenue. It can be accessed from Mill Street Public Parking Lot or from Arthur Avenue Public Parking Lot.
Why is this a significant natural area?
- It is the historic center of early industries with remnants of a 19th century quarry and the Garwin Mace Lime Kilns officially named to the Registry of Historic Places.
- It is the location of the original waterfall from which Menomonee Falls takes its name. Most often people think that the water falling from Lepper Dam on Mill Pond on Main Street are “the falls.”
- It has a designated geological area of statewide significance because of natural rock formations that form a river gorge, known as the Menomonee Falls Reef.
- It hosts a wetland area that cleans run off water before entering the Menomonee River.
- It is a habitat for a variety of wildlife and is part of a migratory bird flyway.
Historic Markers In Lime Kiln Park
There are five historic markers in Lime Kiln Park which are each detailed by Melinda Roberts of M.A. Roberts Consultants on her website WisconsinHistoricalMarkers.com.
Additional information about Lime Kiln Park Natural Area can be found on the Village of Menomonee Falls website at https://www.menomonee-falls.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Lime-Kiln-Park-7