Waukesha County

Your donation will help assure that the park system's natural resources are restored, cared for, and 
preserved for future generations. 

There are many ways to support Waukesha County Parks and your community. Give us a shout for help selecting the donation opportunity that best fits you!

Pick Your Donation

Charitable contributions given directly to Waukesha County are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Help protect Waukesha County's Natural Areas and Parklands via the Parkland Conservation Fund 

The Parkland Conservation Fund is a stewardship fund focused on conservation and park enhancements. Your financial gift will support important projects and will help preserve the diversity of ecotypes found throughout the park system.

Stewardship Donation
Donations at any level add up to big change! Each donation makes a difference and will be recognized with a personalized Certificate of Commitment. 

Tribute Gifts
Donations can also be made to honor a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, or pay tribute to an individual. Gifts will be recognized with a personalized Tribute Certificate. 

Donations will be applied to projects with the highest priority and will focus on the preservation of native plant communities and reforestation of park woodlands to create environments for wildlife and enhance the natural beauty of the land. Donations will also help with enhancing existing and future amenities in the parks. Projects are prioritized annually based on needs. 

Looking for information about your family's Legacy Tree?
The Legacy Tree Memorial Program has been discontinued. Patrons can access the access Legacy Forest information through the online archives.

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.

Discovery Trail Project at Retzer Nature Center

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

Waukesha County is continuing to seek support to further enhance and expand the Discovery Trail into Phase 3 because everyone deserves the opportunity to connect with nature and explore our world.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with Parks & Land Use is a great opportunity for individuals and groups to enjoy the outdoors while giving back to the community in various ways.

Let's Build a Relationship!

When we work together we can accomplish much more!

Waukesha County Parks and Land Use invites businesses, organizations, and communities to build an impactful relationship with us through partnerships, sponsorships and volunteerism so we can further expand environmental, educational, social, and economic benefits for our communities. 

Get in touch by filling out the Partnership Engagement Interest Form.
We look forward to hearing from you.

View our Partnership Engagement Plan


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Park Hours Sunrise to 10 pm • 365 days a year

Waukesha County Park System
515 W. Moreland Blvd • AC 230
Waukesha WI 53188 (map)

Hours M-F • 8 am - 4:30 pm* (closed holidays)
Visit us in person in room AC 260
*Rentals: in-person support 8 am - 4 pm
Contact us 262-548-7801 | ParksInfo@WaukeshaCounty.gov

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