Waukesha County

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Park System Fees


Waukesha County Parks is a fee based park system. The entrance fees help off-set the cost of maintaining the parks. You may pay daily upon entering the park or purchase an annual entrance sticker. Retzer Nature Center does not require an entrance fee.

  • 2021 Annual Entrance Stickers
    2021 Annual Entrance Stickers 

    Please note: Our Automatic License Plate Reader System Project requires accurate license plate number(s) of the vehicle on which the sticker will be placed is required for purchase. 

    Regular 

         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)*  

    $35 

    $55 

    Senior (Age 60+)
    Proof of age REQUIRED

         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)*  

    $17

    $29 

    Disabled Vet / Former POW 

         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)* 

    $17

    $29

     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.

    *Prices subject to change.

     The online store will be unavailable from October 1 - 17, 2021.

  • Automatic License Plate Reader System Project
    Automatic License Plate Reader System Project

    Waukesha County Park System will be collecting park entrance fees automatically through the use of a license plate reader system. All user fees will be paid online beginning November 26, 2021. Patrons will need to provide accurate license plate numbers when purchasing a daily entrance permit or annual park stickers. 

    Patrons will also have the option to pay in-person at the Waukesha County Parks and Land Use Administration Office. The 2022 Annual Park Entrance Stickers go on sale Friday, November 26, 2021, and are valid January 1 – December 31, 2022.

    Read more about the Park System Automatic License Plate Reader System Project

  • 2022 Annual Entrance Stickers
    2022 Annual Entrance Stickers Go On Sale November 26, 2021

    Please note: Our Automatic License Plate Reader System Project requires accurate license plate number(s) of the vehicle on which the sticker will be placed is required for purchase. 

    Regular 

         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)*  

    $35 

    $55 

    Senior (Age 60+)
    Proof of age REQUIRED

         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)*  

    $17

    $29 

    Disabled Vet / Former POW 

         2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)* 

    $17

    $29

     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 are available for vehicles registered at the same residence. Must be purchased at same time.

    *Prices subject to change.

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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