Waukesha County

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Waukesha County Park System has six beautiful parks that offer swimming beaches - ranging from small, spring-fed ponds to Nagawicka Lake!

We provide both beaches with Lifeguard On Duty hours and Swim At Your Own Risk hours. 


Swimming beaches are open for the season.
Swim Lessons

Due to the lifeguard staffing shortage, the Waukesha County Park System will no longer offer swim lessons at our beaches.

Fox Brook Beach 

Dates and hours are pending weather and water quality. Are subject to change. 

Date(s)  Swim at Your Own Risk Hours Lifeguard Staffed Hours
June 5 - August 22, 2021

No Swim at Your Own Risk Hours in the morning:
 Mon - Fri: Evenings, 5:30 p.m. to Sunset
 Sat & Sun: Evenings, 7:30 p.m. to Sunset

 Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
 Sat & Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 23 - September 6, 2021  Sunrise to Sunset  No Lifeguards On Duty
September 7, 2021  Closed for the Season  Closed for the Season

 


Menomonee Beach 

Dates and hours are pending weather and water quality. Are subject to change.   

Date(s) Swim at Your Own Risk Hours Lifeguard Staffed Hours
June 11 - August 15, 2021  Mon - Fri: Sunrise to 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to Sunset
 Sat & Sun: Sunrise to 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to Sunset
 Mon - Fri: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
 Sat & Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  
August 16 - September 26, 2021  Sunrise to Sunset  No Lifeguards On Duty
September 27, 2021  Closed for the Season  Closed for the Season

Minooka, Mukwonago, Muskego, Naga-Waukee Beaches

Dates and hours are pending weather and water quality. Are subject to change. 

Date(s) Swim at Your Own Risk Hours Lifeguard Staffed Hours
May 28 - September 26, 2021  Sunrise to Sunset No Lifeguards On Duty
September 27, 2021  Closed for the Season Closed for the Season

Weekday Group Beach Reservation

A Group Beach Reservation must be submitted to the Waukesha County Park System for groups of 10 or more visiting Monday - Friday a minimum of one week prior to the requested visit date.

Log in and scroll down to the bottom left to choose visit date.
Then select Beach Area and then select Complex to narrow results, or leave both clicked for all options.

Scuba Diving 

If you would like to scuba dive at either Fox Brook Park or Menomonee Park, you must apply for a free Scuba Diving Permit.

Triathlon Swim Training

If you would like to do Triathlon Swim Training at Fox Brook or Menomonee Park lakes, you must apply for a free Triathlon Swim Training Permit.



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