Waukesha County Park System

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Waukesha County Park System is located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is composed of eight different parks throughout the county: Fox Brook Park, Fox River Park, Menomonee Park, Minooka Park, Mukwonago Park, Muskego Park, Naga-Waukee Park, and Nashotah Park. "From swimming to camping to hiking and cross-country skiing, each park has its own personality." [1] The park system also has five lake accesses: Ashippun, Nagawicka, Nemahbin, Pewaukee, and School Section, three golf courses: Wanaki, Naga-Waukee War Memorial, and Moors Down, two ice arenas: Naga-Waukee and Eble, Retzer Nature Center and the Expo Center.

Waukesha County, Wisconsin County in Wisconsin, United States

Waukesha County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 389,891, making it the third-most populous county in Wisconsin. Its county seat is Waukesha.

Camping outdoor recreational activity

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Hiking walking as a hobby, sport, or leisure activity

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Park Coordinates
Fox Brook Park 43°04′40″N88°10′16″W / 43.0778°N 88.1711°W / 43.0778; -88.1711 (Fox Brook Park)
Fox River Park 42°57′45″N88°16′27″W / 42.96239°N 88.274288°W / 42.96239; -88.274288 (Fox River Park)
Menomonee Park 43°09′33″N88°10′43″W / 43.1591°N 88.1785°W / 43.1591; -88.1785 (Menomonee Park)
Minooka Park 42°59′08″N88°11′42″W / 42.9855°N 88.1951°W / 42.9855; -88.1951 (Minooka Park)
Mukwonago Park 42°51′57″N88°23′10″W / 42.865962°N 88.38604°W / 42.865962; -88.38604 (Mukwonago Park)
Muskego Park 42°51′57″N88°23′10″W / 42.865962°N 88.38604°W / 42.865962; -88.38604 (Muskego Park)
Naga-Waukee Park 43°03′31″N88°22′23″W / 43.0587°N 88.373°W / 43.0587; -88.373 (Naga-Waukee Park)
Nashotah Park 43°05′42″N88°24′11″W / 43.094903°N 88.403091°W / 43.094903; -88.403091 (Nashotah Park)

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References

  1. Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use. "Waukesha County Park System" . Retrieved 2011-03-22.