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Current Park Projects & FAQs


Rendering Pewaukee to Brookfield project


Menomonee Park Dog Exercise Area Project

Dates and details subject to change. Check back for project updates.

Waukesha County will construct a Dog Exercise Area (DEA) at Menomonee Park in partnership with the Village of Sussex. This will be the fourth off-leash Dog Exercise Area within the Park System.

Date Updates  

Buck and rail fencing system for the perimeter of the facility. This design rests on
grade and eliminates the need for costly drilling into bedrock for fence posts.

September 2020 County Board approved the project in the capital project budget
December 2020 Paving portion of the project
March 2021 Perimeter fencing assembled
April 2021 Entrance gates installed
July 2021 Project completion 
July 22, 2021 "Grand Unleashing" Opening Event 
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Details

 

Discovery Trail Project at Retzer Nature Center

 

Help us revitalize Retzer's old Adventure Trail with expanded accessibility for all ages and abilities. The new Discovery Trail will include a variety of "Exploration Stations" for outdoor education, sensory-based play experiences, and STEM activities for families and school groups. 


Pewaukee Lake Access Launch Reconstruction Project

Dates and details subject to change. Check back for project updates.

Waukesha County will be reconstructing the launch at the Pewaukee Lake Access site. The construction project has been planned for the end of the boating season to try to minimize the impact on lake users. 

There are two other launch accesses to Pewaukee Lake, but parking is limited.  See locations on the Wisconsin DNR website.

Date Updates
September 20, 2021 Site and facilities will close
Reconstruction project begins
 
December 2021 Project completion anticipated 
 

 

Park System Automatic License Plate Reader System Project

Updated: July 2021 - Dates and details subject to change. Check back for project updates.

The Waukesha County Park System’s Automatic License Plate Reader System Project bid was awarded in June and the next steps are now underway in the parks. This project will improve user fee management, increase park security for all visitors, and effectively utilize staff time and talent for other priority park operations. Installation of the cameras at park entrance huts will run throughout August 2021. They will be installed at Fox Brook, Fox River, Menomonee, Minooka, Mukwonago, Muskego, Naga-Waukee, and Nashotah Parks.

Patrons should continue to provide accurate license plate numbers when purchasing a park sticker. The 2022 Annual Park Entrance Stickers go on sale Friday, November 26, 2021. Automatic fee collection will begin in 2022.

Date Updates
 February - May 2021 Project Research and Project Out to Bid
 May - September 2021 Installation and Testing 
 November 2021 Project completion anticipated 
2022 Automatic fee collection begins

 

Pewaukee to Brookfield Connector Multi-use Trail Project 

Dates and details subject to change. Check back for project updates.

Date Updates
 

Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Virtual Public Involvement Meeting #1

 

Wed., July 8, 2020

Virtual Public Involvement Meeting #2

March 2021 - December 2021

Project Coordination with WisDOT

December  2021 - February 2022

Project Out to Bid

February 2022

Project Awarded to a Contractor

March 2022 - September 2022

Project Construction


Nashotah Park Native Prairie Restoration / No-Mow Area Project

  

 

The Nashotah Park Native Prairie Restoration Project is underway as one of the Parkland Conservation Fund's projects. The restoration of old agricultural fields into native prairie is creating pollinator habitat. The native plantings will provide habitat for birds, pollinators, and other insects. The beauty of blooming flowers will also add to the natural beauty of Nashotah Park.


Leave Your Mark Boardwalk Project at Retzer Nature Center

Leave your mark on the boardwalk at Retzer Nature Center. The Leave Your Mark Project provides an opportunity for patrons of Retzer to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the Nature Center. 

The custom planks allow for recognition of friends, family, yourself, your business, or a special event or memory while supporting our efforts to improve the educational and recreational enjoyment of our visitors.


Pewaukee Lake Access Launch Reconstruction Project

Dates and details subject to change. Check back for project updates.

Waukesha County will be reconstructing the launch at the Pewaukee Lake Access site. The construction project has been planned for the end of the boating season to try to minimize the impact on lake users. 

There are two other launch accesses to Pewaukee Lake, but parking is limited.  See locations on the Wisconsin DNR website.

Date Updates
September 20, 2021 Site and facilities will close
Reconstruction project begins
 
December 2021 Project completion anticipated 
 

 

Park Hours: Sunrise to 10 p.m. (Year-Round)
Daily Entrance Fee: $6 per car | $25 per bus
Park System Office
515 W. Moreland Blvd. Rm AC 230 Waukesha, WI 53188
Business Hours: M-F, 8-4:30 pm (excluding Holidays)
Phone: (262) 548-7801 | Email: parksinfo@waukeshacounty.gov

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