Waukesha County

Waukesha County Park System is proud to partner with local breweries to host a variety of beer gardens. These family-friendly events travel to many of our county parks throughout the year as both Special Event Beer Gardens and the Pop-Up Beer Gardens.

Melms Brewing Company is hosting a mini series of Biergartens at Naga-Waukee and Nashotah parks this summer, June through September! Stop by for a beer and to learn about the rich local history of Melms.

  • Upcoming Events

    Melms Biergartens

    Beer Garden will be open Fridays from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.. Last call is at 8:30 p.m..

    Friday June 28 Naga-Waukee  Picnic Area #2
    Saturday June 29 Naga-Waukee  Picnic Area #2
    Friday July 19 Nashotah  Picnic Area #1
    Saturday July 20 Nashotah  Picnic Area #1
    Friday August 16 Naga-Waukee  Beach Parking Lot (Located between picnic areas 4 & 5)
    Saturday August 17 Naga-Waukee Beach Parking Lot (Located between picnic areas 4 & 5)
    Friday September 6 Nashotah Picnic Area #1
    Saturday September 7 Nashotah Picnic Area #1
  • FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I have to pay to get into the park?
    Yes, park entrance fees apply – cash and credit cards accepted. During the event, you can pay the daily entrance fee of $5 per vehicle or you may pay $6 per vehicle and receive one beer token (value of $6). 

    Annual sticker holders will have regular access to the park. 

    Purchase online now!


         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)*  



    Senior (Age 60+)
    Proof of age REQUIRED

         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)*  



    Disabled Vet / Former POW 

         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)* 



     Must meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Is a veteran, as defined in 38 USC 101, and is receiving disability compensation benefits for service-connected disabilities that result in a disability rating of 70 percent or greater under 38 USC 1114
    • Is a veteran, as defined in 38 USC 101, and is receiving service-connected disability compensation benefits under 38 USC 1101-1163 as individually unemployable (TDIU)
    • Is a member of the U.S. armed services and was held as a prisoner of war during a war period, as defined in s. 45.01 (13), or while in service in a crisis zone, as defined in s. 45.01 (11)

    * Package stickers available for vehicles registered at the same residence. Must be purchased at same time.

    Will my beer token expire?
    Yes, your Melms beer token must be used during 2019. You can redeem tokens at 2019 Melms Biergartens in Waukesha County Parks or at Melms Brewing Company taproom.

    What time is the beer garden?
    The hours of the beer gardens are as follows, unless otherwise noted:
    Fridays 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Saturdays 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Is outside food permitted?
    Yes, you can bring outside food and non-alcoholic drinks to Melms Biergarten.

    Can I bring my own alcohol?
    No, you are not allowed to bring alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.

    Can I reserve a table?
    No, we are currently not taking reservations for tables. We will have a limited number of picnic tables available, and we encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

    Can I bring my dog to the beer garden?
    Yes, well behaved dogs are permitted within our 8 Waukesha County Parks, unless otherwise noted. Dogs must be kept on a maximum 6' leash at all times. Please reference our dog rules for more information.

    What are the smoking rules?
    There is no smoking/vaping allowed within 100 feet of the beer garden. We ask that you are considerate of those around you and dispose of cigarette butts properly.

    When do you stop serving beer?
    Last call is at 8:30 p.m., the park closes at 10:00 p.m..