Fox Brook Park

Updated: 1/28/2015 03:04:32 PM

Fox Brook Park

Fox Brook park

2925 N Barker Road
Brookfield, WI 53045


Park Hours: Sunrise to 10 pm (Year-Round)
Beach: reopens June 2015 

Make your 2015 Picnic Area reservations today at 262-548-7801. Click here to view amenities and fees.

Alert: Fox Brook Park's Picnic Area is reserved on all Saturdays and Sundays in June, July, and August 2015. (01/20/15)

Thank you! 

Fox Brook Links:

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Fox Brook Park is well known for its swimming beach located around a man-made lake. The lake was formed as a result of the gravel pit operation and is approximately 30 feet at the deepest point. Families can enjoy a day of swimming, pedal boating or scuba diving. This 223-acre park consists of 178 acres of wetlands, which will be preserved and protected as a natural habitat and open space area. This habitat allows for many bird species – gold finches and indigo buntings to name a few. The mile of paved trail curves around the lake, with three wildlife viewing areas, so you can stop to soak in the wonders of nature. The beauty and tranquility of this park offers a variety of recreational and open space opportunities.

Activities & Amenities

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parking Restrooms Drinking Water Electric Building Rental Picnic Area swimming volleyball wildlife viewing Dog Swim Area Rollerblading play ground Fishing Scuba Diving Biking play ground Geocaching Pedal Boat Rental


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.

Cross-Country Ski Trail conditions as of Friday, March 6, 2015 

Park Conditions Base Trails are:
Menomonee Park Good 2½" Open
Minooka Park Good 3" Open
Nashotah Park Good 3" 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 Friday, March 6, 2015:

Park Conditions Snow Cover
Menomonee Park  Good/Fair 2"
Minooka Park  Good 2.5"
Mukwonago Park  Fair 1"
Nashotah Park  Good 3"

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):