Park System

Updated: 1/29/2015 11:59:28 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 | $22 per bus
Click here for Annual Sticker Prices

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Now Available: 2015 Annual Stickers

Purchase your 2015 annual stickers now at all Waukesha County parks and ice arenas, plus Retzer Nature Center and Waukesha County Parks main office. For sticker types and prices, click here.

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


Snowshoeing and Snowshoe Rentals

Snowshoeing is welcome at all park locations on our winter walking trails. Did you know you can rent snowshoes at Retzer Nature Center? Click here for info! Note: Sorry, no showshoeing on packed and tracked cross-country ski trails.


Now Taking Reservations: 2015 Picnic Area | Group Camping | Lodge | Beach House

Make your 2015 reservation today for Waukesha County Parks' picnic areas, group camping areas, beach houses, lodges, and Retzer Nature Center rooms!

Lodge, Beach House, Retzer Nature Center: More info here.

Picnic Areas, Group Camping Areas: More info here.

Checking dates? Click here.

Ready to reserve? Phone 262-548-7801. Thanks!


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
(For registration and more info, visit our event calendar)

January 31 - Saturday Explorations "Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes"
February 7 - Friends of Retzer Nature Center's Wild Winter Night 
February 9 - Nature Explorers Ages 5-7 "Wild Bird Feeders" 
February 10 - Wee Wonders Ages 2-4 "The Red Mitten"
February 14 - Saturday Explorations "Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes"
Feburary 21 - Saturday Explorations "Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes"
February 28 - Saturday Explorations "Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes"

Park / Expo Events

February 6-7 - Winter WADA Antiques 2 day Show & Sale - Expo
February 14Waukesha Kennel Club B-O-B Dog Match & Vet Clinic- Expo
February 14 - Ice Fishing Clinic For Kids - Menomonee Park, Fox Brook Park
February 14 - Wisconsin Winter Trail Assail - Ski, Snowshoe, Fat Bike races - Nashotah Park 
February 15 - 4H Horse Associations Annual Tack Sale - Expo
February 19 - Special Olympics Polar Plunge - Muskego Park
February 20-21 - Milwaukee Rumble - Expo
February 27-28, March 1 - Hometown Publications' Home, Garden, and Landscape Show - Expo

2015 WINTER TRAIL AND SLEDDING CONDITIONS 

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 ensure a timely start to the grooming process after or during a snow event. Once we have established packed and tracked trails, an update to the below information will follow. Thank you!    

Updated Tuesdays and Fridays by 5 pm starting November 25.

Please note: Winter Trail Assail races are scheduled for Nashotah Park on Saturday February 14. On that day, Nashotah Park's ski trails are available only for limited use 8 am - 2 pm. Thank you!

Cross-Country Ski Trail conditions as of Tuesday January 27, 2015 

Park Conditions Base Trails are:
Menomonee Park Poor ¼" Open
Minooka Park Fair 1" Open
Nashotah Park Fair 1" 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 January 27, 2015:

Park Conditions Snow Cover
Menomonee Park Poor ½"
Minooka Park Fair
½"
Mukwonago Park Poor
1"
Nashotah Park Poor
1"



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 www.waukeshasnow.org.

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                                                                                                                                                              
      Car
Bus
$4.00/day
$22.00/day
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                 
2015 Annual Stickers • Available December 1                                                                                                                                                            
Resident
Second Vehicle*

$30.00/car
$15.00/car (Proof of residency required)
Resident Senior (60+)
Second Vehicle**
$15.00/car
$10.00/car (Proof of residency required)
Non-Resident
Second Vehicle***
$40.00/car
$20.00/car


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