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 Fri., May 28, 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.

Family and Group Campgrounds are open
Beer Gardens in the parks are open
Swimming Beaches are open
Golf Courses are open 
• Our staff reserves the right to temporarily restrict access to a park or specific areas and ask visitors to come back another time
• Visitors should pay the $6 daily entrance fee at park locations or have an annual park entrance sticker on their vehicle


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


Mountain Bike Trails:

Updated on: Fri. June 18, 2021.

Minooka Park's Mountain Bike Trails are CLOSED.


Dog Exercise Areas:

Updated on: Tues., May 4, 2021
Minooka Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN. 
Mukwonago Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN.
Nashotah Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN.   

BeacWater Quality & Conditions

Waukesha County Park System consistently monitors our beaches for E. coli bacteria and blue-green algae during the swim season.
Waukesha County is committed to giving our customers the best experience at our beaches.  

Routine water sampling for bacteria is performed by Waukesha County Staff and the results are posted below. 

A visual check is performed for blue-green algae. If blue-green algae is suspected, the beach would be closed and sampling would be conducted with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the results would be posted below. Additional information about blue-green algae.

Water quality, Swimmer's Itch, and weather may all be factors in your beach planning. Always consider that weather conditions can change quickly. 

Water Quality Results

Good ≤ 235
Under Advisory =236-999
Poor ≥ 1000

Testing is based on E. coli colonies per 100 ml.

Location

Status Condition Water Quality Sample Tested On

Fox Brook Park

Open

Good

10 6/14/21
Menomonee Park

Open

Good

11 6/14/21
Minooka Park Open Good 21 6/14/21
Muskego Park Open Good 22 6/14/21
Mukwonago Park Open Good 03 6/14/21
Naga-Waukee Park Open Good 06 6/14/21

Menomonee Park - Dog Exercise Area Project:

Updated on: Thurs., May 20, 2021
The Dog Exercise Area is currently CLOSED for construction as the project is working towards completion. Opening Summer 2021. Read more about this project.

 

Muskego Park Insect Research:

Updated on: Mon., June 14, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting insect sampling utilizing small traps hung throughout the park in an effort to detect the presence of non-native insects.

Traps will be placed at Muskego Park from June 2021 until mid-September 2021 and sampled every 2-3 weeks. Traps are hung in trees and are clearly marked. Please do not disturb the traps as they are part of an active ongoing study.

Lake Country Trail - Landsberg Center Trailhead Parking Lot:

Updated on: Thurs., May 27, 2021

The Landsberg Center Trailhead parking lot and south entrance into the building will be closed for reconstruction from June 1 through August 1, 2021. Lake Country Trail will be open, but parking and access from the parking lot will not be available.  


Pewaukee Lake Access:

Updated: Mon., June 7, 2021

The Pewaukee Lake Access boat launch and site will be closed for construction beginning September 20, 2021. Read more about this project.


Eble Ice Arena:

Updated on: Fri., May 28, 2021

Eble Park Ice Arena is temporarily CLOSED for a mechanical project. We are working to reopen as soon as possible.

Retzer Nature Center:

Updated on: Wed., March 31, 2021

Construction Updates: Retzer Nature Center is currently working on some trail renovations. Please follow posted signs.


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: Mon., May 3, 2021

Bridle Trails at Menomonee Park are OPEN

Bridle Trails at Minooka Park are OPEN

Bridle Trails at Ryan Park are OPEN.