Park System

Updated: 12/3/2014 10:36:48 AM

515 W. Moreland Blvd. Rm AC230
Waukesha, WI 53188

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays)
Phone: (262) 548-7801
Fax: (262) 896-8071

Park Hours:
Sunrise to 10 p.m. year-round

Daily Entrance Fee:
$4 per car | $20 per bus
Click here for Annual Sticker Prices

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Get Yours Today: 2015 Annual Stickers

Purchase your 2015 annual stickers starting December 1 at all Waukesha County parks and ice arenas, plus Retzer Nature Center and Waukesha County Parks main office. For sticker types and prices, visit our Parks Fees page here.

TIP Save up to 50% by bundling "additional" stickers for your household's other cars! More info here

Check Out The Ice Arena Holiday Hours

Get Your Golf Gift Card Today

Visit for more information.

Now Taking Reservations: 2015 Building Rentals

Make your 2015 reservation today for Waukesha County Parks' beach houses, lodges, and Retzer Nature Center rooms! Click here for more info.

Mark your calendars! 2015 Picnic Area and Group Camping reservations begin January 2, 2015. More info here.

Temporary Segment Closures: Lake Country Trail Maintenance 2014-15

American Transmission Company (ATC) will be replacing existing wires and structures along the Lake Country Trail. Portions of the trail will be closed periodically between October 2014 and April 2015 to accommodate the movement of crews and equipment. Click for ATC's schedule and project information.

Retzer Nature Center Programs & Activities
(Please check the event calendar for registration & more info)

December 20 - Saturday Explorations "The Forest in Winter"
January 5 - Nature Explorers "Tracking Patterns" - Register by 1/2
January 10 - Saturday Explorations "Winter Wildlife - Winter Tracking"
& "Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes"
January 13 - Wee Wonders "Snow White & Snowshoes" - Register by 1/9
January 16 - Evening Trails "Track Seekers" - Register by 1/14
January 18 - Waukesha JanBoree
January 24 - Saturday Explorations "Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes"
January 31 - Saturday Explorations "Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes"

Park / Expo Events

January 4Milwaukee Radio Control Auction & Swap Shop - Expo (Arena)
January 4 - Motorcycle and Automotive Swap Meet - Expo (Forum Halls)
January 9-11 - Bob & Rocco Gun Show - Expo
January 10 - W.A.R.A.C Swapfest - Expo
January 17-18 - Waukesha Expo Market Collectibles & Flea Style Show - Expo
January 24 - Artworks : Art & Artisans Studio Creations Clearance Sale
February 6-7 - Winter WADA Antiques 2 day Show & Sale - Expo
February 14Waukesha Kennel Club B-O-B Dog Match & Vet Clinic- Expo
February 15 - 4H Horse Associations Annual Tack Sale - Expo


Proper conditions for grooming ski trails vary depending on amount of snow, current temperatures, wind, etc.  Waukesha County monitors these conditions regularly in order to make sure we start the grooming process as soon as possible after or during a snow event.  Once we have established packed and tracked trails, we will update the website.    

Updated every Tuesday and Friday by 5:00 pm starting November 25. 

Cross-Country Ski Trail conditions as of Tuesday 12/16/14:  

Park Conditions Base Trails are:
Menomonee Park Poor 0" Open
Minooka Park Poor 0" Open
Nashotah Park Poor 0" Open

Reminders Fox River Park, Muskego Park, and Retzer Nature Center have packed trails only for use by hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers. These trails will not be tracked. 

At Menomonee, Minooka, and Nashotah Parks, hikers must remain on designated trails.


Sledding Hills conditions as of Tuesday 12/16/14: 

Park Conditions Snow Cover
Menomonee Park Poor 0"
Minooka Park Poor 0"
Mukwonago Park Poor 0"
Nashotah Park Poor 0"

Snowshoe Trails
There are no specific snowshoe trails.  We ask that all snowshoers refrain from using the groomed ski trails, so we can keep them in the best condition possible. Please follow the signs.

Snowshoes are available to rent at Retzer Nature Center for:
$9.00 all day 
$5.50 half day 
 - For more information please call (262) 896-8007.

Snowmobile Trails                                View Snowmobile Trail Map
For trail conditions call the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's Hotline at (414) 299-0330 or via their trail conditions website.  For information about snowmobile clubs in the Waukesha area, see the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's website at

Winter Dog Walking Trails
Hiking is not allowed on cross country ski trails during winter months. All of the Waukesha County Parks have dog walking trails, as well as  Recreational Trails. (Sorry, no dogs allowed at Retzer Nature Center.) These trails are designated during the winter months to keep the groomed trails in the best condition possible. Follow the signs and stay on the designated trails.
Please be courteous to others and:
 - Pick up after your dog(s)
 - Keep your dog(s) leashed (6' maximum leash length)

Dog Exercise Areas.
Waukesha County Parks operates three off-leash Dog Exercise Areas (DEA):


2015 Park Entrance Fees

Park Fees                                                                                                                                                              
2015 Annual Stickers • Available December 1                                                                                                                                                            
Second Vehicle*

$15.00/car (Proof of residency required)
Resident Senior (60+)
Second Vehicle**
$10.00/car (Proof of residency required)
Second Vehicle***

Purchase your 2014 annual sticker at any of the eight park entrances or park offices, plus:
Retzer Nature Center - S14W28167 Madison Street,Waukesha ( map)
Eble Park Ice Arena - 19400 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield ( map)
Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena - 2699 Golf Road, Delafield ( map)
Parks and Land Use Department located at 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room AC 230, Waukesha ( map)

* Proof of residency required; limit two second vehicles per household; must be purchased at time of Resident Sticker.
** Proof of age and residency required; limit one second vehicle per household; must be purchased at time of Resident Senior Sticker.
*** Limit one second vehicle per household; must be purchased at time of Non-Resident Sticker