Minooka Park

Updated: 11/26/2014 03:20:12 PM

Minooka Park

Minooka Park


1927 E. Sunset Drive
Waukesha, WI 53186

(262) 896-8006


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


Reservations for 2015 Picnic Areas are taken starting January 2, 2015. Click here for more info. Thank you! 

Minooka Links:

Park System Home Page
Park System Fees
Picnic Areas
Park Map
Mountain Bike Trails
Reservation Request


Minooka Park is the largest park in the Waukesha County Park System with a total of 579 acres. Minooka Park has a refreshingly tranquil atmosphere with trails that lead you farther from the city and further into nature. Most popular with the summer crowd is the swimming beach and pond. Enjoy a day at the beach or take a walk through the miles of wooded trails. Maybe you will catch a glimpse of the abundant spring ephemeral or variety of songbirds such as fly catchers or scarlet tanagers. See the scenic fall colors as stands of blazing deciduous hardwoods burst into their autumn reds, yellows and oranges. In winter, the park becomes an outdoor enthusiast’s frosty paradise with miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and a spacious sledding hill.

Activities & Amenities


(Click on park symbol for more info)

parking Restrooms Drinking Water Electric Picnic Areas swimming Volleyball Court Archery Sledding Hill Geocaching Fishing XC-Skiing Horse-Back Riding Dog Exercise Area Winter Hiking/Dog Walking/Snowshoeing Biking

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. 

Cross-Country Ski Trail conditions as of Friday 12/19/14:  

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 Friday 12/19/14: 

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 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):