2925 N Barker Road Brookfield, WI 53045 (262)783-1346 Park Hours: Sunrise to 10 pm (Year-Round) Beach: reopens June 2015
2015 Reservations for Picnic Areas begin on January 2, 2015. Click here for more info. Thank you!
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.
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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 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.
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.
Snowshoe TrailsThere 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 MapFor 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 TrailsHiking 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):