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  Wed., March 31, 2021

Waukesha County is continuing to provide vital government services to members of the public while following CDC guidelines to protect employees and members of the public from the COVID-19 virus. The Park System will continue to follow these practices to help keep our visitors and staff safe. 

We know that our parks and trails provide opportunities for physical activity and stress relief that is critical to the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team continues with increased monitoring of all facilities in an effort that we remain open, clean, and safe during this public health crisis.

We continue to ask patrons to follow all park rules and to pay the $6 daily entrance fee or have an annual park entrance sticker on their vehicle. These fees help us cover a portion of the costs to stay open.   

Please note:

  • Parks and trails are open. Please help us stay open with respectful and responsible visits by following all park rules.
  • Park users should follow CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of the virus.
  • In order to maintain safety, our staff reserves the right to ask patrons to adjust distances, temporarily restrict access to the park or specific areas and ask visitors to come back another time. 
  • Please only park in designated park lots/spots at all Park locations. Park staff and Rangers will be strictly enforcing this parking rule at all facilities.
  • Family and Group Campgrounds are open.
  • All playgrounds are open but are not sanitized and should be used at your own risk.  
  • Picnic tables are not sanitized and should be used at your own risk.  

For updated, credible information about COVID-19 in Waukesha County, visit: www.waukeshacounty.gov/COVID19. (Visit this page routinely as data about COVID-19 changes frequently.)

Please view the following tabs for specific information:

Dog Exercise Areas:

Updated on: Mon., April 5, 2021
PLEASE NOTE: Conditions may be icy, wet, muddy, and/or slippery due to the spring freeze/thaw cycles. 
Dog Exercise Area users should practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of approximately 6 feet from others.
Minooka Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN. Notice: A large portion of DEA 2 has been fenced off due to grass rehabilitation.

Mukwonago Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN. Notice: The water has been turned off for the season. 

Nashotah Park's Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN. Notice: The water is now turned ON for the season.  

Mountain Bike Trails:

Updated on: Sat., April 17, 2021

Minooka Park's Mountain Bike Trails are OPEN.

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.

Menomonee Park Dog Exercise Area Project:

Updated on: Thurs., March 18, 2021
The perimeter fencing is being assembled for the Dog Exercise Area Project. Read more about this 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: Mon., November 2, 2020

Bridle Trails at Menomonee Park are CLOSED

Bridle Trails at Minooka Park are CLOSED

Bridle Trails at Ryan Park are OPEN.