W264 S4500 River RdWaukesha, WI 53189 (262) 970-6690
Reservations for 2015 Picnic Areas are taken starting January 2, 2015. Click here for more info. Thank you!
Located in the Town of Waukesha on the river which shares its name, Fox River Park is full of mature woodlands, wetlands, and many species of wild flowers. You’ll feel like you’re in the northern woods of Wisconsin without leaving Waukesha County. The 257-acre park represents an outstanding area for providing a feeling of wilderness and solitude. No matter what time of the year, the view and activity is ever-changing: spring brings delicate wildflowers; summer produces a wooded canopy for a hike through the forest; fall offers a breathtaking display of color, and winter donates snow that glistens in the sun. The abundance of wildlife provides great opportunities for nature study and the exploration of the natural world. Many wildflowers and bird species can be viewed along the trails that wind through the park. The miles of paved trails draw hikers, bikers, and rollerbladers throughout the summer to offer a variety of trail experiences.
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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):