Waukesha County


All Waukesha County Parks permit fishing. You can cast a line from the shore of a pond, the banks of the Fox River, or from one of our accessible fishing piers. 

Waukesha County Park System participates in the Urban Fishing Program, which is a cooperative effort with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. We currently have four ponds that are designated as urban fishing waters by the Wisconsin DNR. The ponds are located in Fox Brook, Menomonee, Minooka, and Muskego parks. This cooperative makes fishing opportunities more readily available and encourages more people, especially youngsters, to go fishing. With the urban fishing designation, WI DNR stocks the ponds with fish.

The restricted fishing season runs annually. During the restricted season, fishing is allowed only for persons under 16 years or those with disabled persons’ fishing license. We have accessible fishing piers at Fox Brook, Menomonee, and Muskego parks.

 Regular fishing season kicks off the first Saturday of May every year. All anglers must have a Wisconsin Fishing License; an Inland Trout Stamp is also required to fish for or possess trout.


Bring your fishing pole for an ideal family-oriented fishing opportunity at one of the eight Waukesha County Parks.

  • Please note, a fishing license is required in all Waukesha County Parks
  • We encourage and support the catch and release of fish, so that many people can enjoy the excitement and thrill of catching fish from the lake

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

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