Waukesha County

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Closures, alerts, and notices pertaining to beaches, dog exercise areas, lake access points, recreational trails, park projects, and more will be posted on this page as necessary. If a notice hasn't been updated recently, that means there has been no change to the status as it is posted.

If you have any questions, please call Guest Services at 262-548-7801 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information: 

Updated Mon., October 11, 2021

The Waukesha County Park System continues to follow CDC guidelines to protect employees and members of the public from the COVID-19 virus. Please enjoy parks, trails, and facilities with respectful and responsible visits by following all park rules. Patrons should follow CDC guidelines when choosing activities.

For additional COVID-19 information in Waukesha County, visit: www.waukeshacounty.gov/COVID19

Dog Exercise Areas:

Updated on: Thur., September 2, 2021
Menomonee Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN. 
Minooka Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN. 
Mukwonago Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN.
Nashotah Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN.


Minooka Mountain Bike Trails:

Updated on: Wednesday.,October 13, 2021.

Minooka Park's Mountain Bike Trails are OPEN.

Minooka Park:

Updated on: Thurs. Oct. 7, 2021

Access to Sunset Dr. is still closed due to construction. Enter and exit Minooka Park via the service gate on Racine Ave. A drivable sub-surface is due to be added prior to asphalt which should allow for re-opening of Sunset Dr. 

Updated on: Mon. August 5, 2021

The roads around Minooka Park are currently under construction as part of the Great Water Alliance Project. Traffic will be affected as the project continues. Get construction updates for Waukesha on the Project Website.

Pewaukee Lake Access:

Updated: Mon., September 20, 2021

The Pewaukee Lake Access boat launch and site are CLOSED for construction through the end of December 2021. Read more about this project.

There are two other launch accesses to Pewaukee Lake, but parking is limited. See locations on the Wisconsin DNR websiteAnnual Lake Access Stickers are also valid to access Nagawicka, Nemahbin, and School Section Lakes.  

Pewaukee Lake Greenway:

Updated: Wed., October 20, 2021

The Pewaukee Lake Greenway site access drive will have temporary construction vehicle traffic in the driveway from October 20 - November 5, 2021. Users should not block the temporary construction access and should park on the right side. See parking map.

Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena:

Updated on: Fri., October 1, 2021

Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena will be CLOSED to the public from October 10-31, 2021. The rink will RE-OPEN on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Park System Automatic License Plate Reader System Project:

Updated: Thurs., September 9, 2021 

The Automatic License Plate Reader System Project camera systems have been installed at the entrances of Fox Brook, Fox River, Menomonee, Minooka, Mukwonago, Muskego, Naga-Waukee, and Nashotah Parks. As part of testing, all vehicle license plates are now being captured automatically by the cameras. Read more about this project.

Bugline Trail: 

Updated on: Tues., October 19, 2021

Crews will be trenching for a water main installation from November 1 - 22, 2021 at the Bugline Trail Road Crossing at Lannon Road (Y), just north of Hemlock Lane in Village of Lannon. There may be periods where trail access is very limited or closed at this intersection. Trail users should go around the worksite until work is completed.

Updated on: Mon., September 20, 2021

Utility surveys which may include flagging and soil borings are being conducted along the Bugline Trail through November 20, 2021 from Shady Lane intersection to Highway F intersection. Trail users should not remove any flagging or obstruct the survey process.

Lake Country Trail:

Updated on: Wed., September 22, 2021

The Lake Country Trail will have trail sections CLOSED from October 4 - November 24 for overhead line work from Oconomowoc Parkway to W. Jefferson St. *Dates subject to change. 
See Map of Closure

New Berlin Trail: 

Updated on: Fri., September 24, 2021

The New Berlin Trail will have a 175 ft. section CLOSED west of Sunnyslope Rd. from September 30 - October 30 for radio tower replacement and utility work.  

Retzer Nature Center:

Updated on: Sat., September 18, 2021 

Project Updates: The Discover Trail Project Area at Retzer Nature Center may be temporarily CLOSED for construction (see Trail Map). We will be working on improvements to this area through mid-fall 2021. Please follow all posted signs. Learn more about the project.

Nashotah Park Entrance Native Prairie Restoration:

Updated on: Fri., November 6, 2020

The turf along the entrance road in Nashotah Park being converted from non-native cool season grass into a native prairie planting that will sustainably benefit a variety of pollinators and other wildlife. Learn more about this Parkland Conservation project.

Bridle Trails:

Updated on: Fri., September 10, 2021

Menomonee Park Bridle Trails are OPEN

Minooka Park Bridle Trails are OPEN. 

Muskego Park Bridle Trails are OPEN.

Ryan Park Bridle Trails are OPEN