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Retzer Nature Center:

Updated on: Fri., August 27, 2021

Project Updates: The Discover Trail Project Area at Retzer Nature Center at times may be temporarily CLOSED for construction starting July 12th (see Trail Map). We will be working on improvements to this area through mid-fall 2021. Learn more about the project.


Retzer Nature Center Trails

Interactive Trail Map - Click arrows above for Map Legend 

Enjoy diverse hiking experiences on Retzer Nature Center's trails. From early morning bird watching to evening star gazing, there is an outdoor discovery awaiting everyone at Retzer Nature Center.

View the current Retzer Trail map (pdf)

Get more Retzer Nature Center Information


Help revitalize Retzer's old Adventure Trail with expanded accessibility for all ages and abilities. The new Discovery Trail will include a variety of "Exploration Stations" for outdoor education, sensory-based play experiences, and STEM activities for families and school groups. 

Leave your mark on the boardwalk at Retzer Nature Center with a custom engraved plank. The Leave Your Mark Project provides an opportunity for patrons of Retzer to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the Nature Center.

Retzer Nature Center
General Information: (262) 896-8007
Environmental Learning Center Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.); 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Saturday); Closed (Sunday)
Retzer Nature Center Ground Hours: Sunrise - 10:00 p.m. (Year-Round)

There is no daily entrance fee at Retzer Nature Center


Park System Office
515 W. Moreland Blvd. Rm AC 230 Waukesha, WI 53188
Business Hours: M-F, 8-4:30 pm (excluding Holidays)
Phone: (262) 548-7801 | Fax: (262) 896-8071
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