Waukesha County

On this page: The latest updates about closures and other impacts at Waukesha County beaches, dog exercise areas, lake access, recreational trails, and more. With questions, phone 262-548-7801 weekdays 8:15 am - 4 pm.

Nashotah Park

No alerts at this time.

Fox River Trail 

No alerts at this time. 


Waukesha Bypass Trail

No alerts at this time.

Retzer Nature Center

No alerts at this time.

Berg Property (Mukwonago River Greenway)

No alerts at this time.

New Berlin Trail

No alerts at this time.

Bugline Trail

No alerts at this time.

Naga-Waukee Park

No alerts at this time. 

Minooka Park

Updated April 2, 2024

Picnic Area 5 Closed for Reconstruction

Beginning as soon as April 9, 2024 the parking lot at Minooka Park Picnic Area 5 will be closed for reconstruction.

  • Vehicles will not be allowed beyond Picnic Area 4
  • Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails wil not be impacted
  • Anticipated project completion: Mid-late June 2024

Lake Country Trail

No alerts at this time.

Menomonee Park

Updated March 25, 2024 

NEW! Dog Exercise Area #1 becomes "All Breed Area"

We’re excited to unveil the new “All Breed” Dog Exercise Area at Menomonee Park, a new space for dogs of every breed and size to come together for exercise, socialization, and play.

• Find the new “All Breed Area” right by the Large Breed and Small Breed Areas (view map)
• Enter via Gate #2
• Dog Exercise Area rules (view rules) govern use of the All Breed Area
• No change: Dog Exercise Area #2 for Large Breeds; Dog Exercise Area #3 for Small Breeds

Note: Park users will encounter signs directing users of the Small Breed Area to a designated parking lot for easy access to Gate 3.

Mountain Bike Trails at Minooka Park

Updated April 20, 2024

Trails are OPEN.

Dog Exercise Areas

Updated Feb 2, 2024

Location Status Water Notes
  Menomonee Park
  Dog Exercise Areas
Open Off

NEW! Dog Exercise Area #1 is now All Breed Area (more info).

NEW! Area #1 All Breeds Small Breeds
• Area #2 Large Breeds
• Area #3 Small Breeds

Water off for season - Wed, Nov 1

  Minooka Park 
  Dog Exercise Areas



Please bring your own water
  Mukwonago Park 
  Dog Exercise Areas
Open Off Water off for the season - Thurs, Oct 26
  Nashotah Park 
  Dog Exercise Areas
Open Off .

Mukwonago Park

Updated April 1, 2024

Shower Facility Construction

  • April - July 2024
  • Shower facility located at the beach will undergo construction for the addition of two new restrooms.
  • Starting mid-May, at least one shower should be open throughout construction, however there will be brief occasions when all showers will be closed.

Season Closure - Water Usage

  • Water usage regarding showers, Dog Exercise Areas will be unavailable October 2023 - Mid-May 2024.

Muskego Park

No alerts at this time.

Fox River Park

Updated Feb 7, 2024

Complete: Phase one of the "Fox River Park Improvements Capital Project" - reconstructed shoreline.

Coming soon: Phase two - ADA-accessible kayak launch, ADA-accessible fishing pier, overlook structure, and access path (view project details). Thank you for your patience as we work to complete these improvements.

Bridle Trails

Updated Nov 6, 2023

Bridle trails open May 1 - November 1 (as conditions allow). Trails may close due to surface conditions. 
Note: Bridle Trails are "shared use paths." Your consideration of fellow users is appreciated.

Menomonee Park Closed
Minooka Park Closed
Muskego Park Closed
Ryan Park Closed


Snow Conditions

Cross Country Ski trails

Updated Feb 2, 2024

 Location  Groomed Status Base  Conditions Notes  
View Travel Wisconsin snow report
Menomonee Park
(view park map)
- Closed*

Poor conditions

*Partial Closure:
South XC trails
(view map)
Minooka Park 
(view winter trails map)



- Poor conditions **Partial Closure: 
Southeast XC trails
(view map)
Nashotah Park  
(view winter trails map)
- Closed***


Poor conditions ***Partial Closure: 
Various XC trail segments
(view map

Snowshoe Rentals at Retzer Nature Center

Updated Feb 2 2024

Closed: Snowshoe rentals to resume when snow conditions allow (more info). Thank you!

Note: Snowshoes and other traction devices are not permitted on boardwalks or on paved/concrete surfaces.

Snowmobile Trails 

Snowmobile trail conditions info: Phone the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association hotline at 414-299-0330.

Information about snowmobile clubs in the Waukesha area: www.WaukeshaSnow.org.

 Nagawicka Lake Access at Naga-Waukee Park

No alerts at this time. 



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Waukesha County Park System
515 W. Moreland Blvd • AC 230
Waukesha WI 53188 (map)

Hours M-F • 8 am - 4:30 pm* (closed holidays)
Visit us in person in room AC 260
*Rentals: in-person support 8 am - 4 pm
Contact us 262-548-7801 | [email protected]

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