Waukesha County

Park System Fees

Waukesha County Park System is an 8,500-acre, natural resources-based system. Some parks and lake access sites require a daily permit or annual membership for access. A portion of these fees helps us maintain parkland. Retzer Nature Center does not require an entrance fee.

  • 2023 Annual Park Memberships Fees

    2023 Annual Park Memberships

    Park Memberships are valid from the date of purchase through December 31, 2023. Enjoy access to the following fee-based parks: Fox Brook, Fox River, Menomonee, Minooka, Mukwonago, Muskego, Naga-Waukee, Nashotah, and Ryan Parks. To purchase online, you will be asked to log in or sign up for an account. *Important: Have your license plate information ready. The Park System's Automatic License Plate Reader Systems requires entry of user vehicle plate information upon purchase (all capital letters, no spaces, no hyphen). 

    2023 Annual Park Memberships: 

    • Park Membership - Regular $35 for one vehicle
    • Park Membership - Regular 2 for $55 for two vehicles

    • Park Membership - Senior (60+) $17 for one vehicle
    • Park Membership - Senior (60+) 2 for $29 for two vehicles

    • Park Membership - Disabled Veteran* $17 for one vehicle
    • Park Membership - Disabled Veteran* 2 for $29 for two vehicles

    • Park & Lake Access Membership - $120 for one vehicle
      - Package includes one Regular Park Membership and one Lake Access Membership

    *The purchaser of a Disabled Vet/Former POW Sticker must qualify for one or more of the following criteria:

        1. 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.
        2. 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).
        3. 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).

    Prices are subject to change.

    How to buy:
    • Online: 24/7/365
    • In Person:
      • Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI 53188 (map)
      • Waukesha County Courthouse - Park System Main Office, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room AC 260, Waukesha, WI 53188 (map
    • Automated Help Line: 262-548-7800

Waukesha County Park System
515 W. Moreland Blvd • AC 230
Waukesha, WI 53188

Visit us in person in room AC 260
M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm (excluding Holidays) 
Contact us 

Fee-based Park Hours: Sunrise to 10 p.m. daily
Daily Park Entrance Permit Fee: $6 per car | $25 per bus

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