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45 Best Local Parks

Image above taken by Julie Collins Photography at Cushing Park in Delafield.

Lake Country Family Fun has compiled a list of our followers’ favorite parks in the Lake Country, Waukesha and surrounding areas.  These are the best local parks picked by you!  If you have a park that you love that is not listed feel free to comment below or send us a message. We would love to hear where you like to spend your time, and why it is your favorite park. To join in on the conversation on Facebook, click here..

My family loves Imagination Station and Fowler Park, as well as Cushing Park in Delafield. However, the Village of Sussex has outdone itself with their new playground at Sussex Village Park. The playground + splash pad is amazing. It’s definitely a must visit!

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Best Local Parks in Waukesha County & Lake COuntry

*REVAMPED & UPGRADED Park & Playground Listing*

Through nothing short of a labor of love for our community, we beefed up, upgraded and fully-loaded our parks and playground guide. You can search by ammenity and get pictures and real parent insight into these parks. I you have any info we don’t (like if dogs are allowed and the bubbler status) just message us!  Want us to cover a new park, message us via the contact form in the footer below.

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Brookfield Parks & Playgrounds

Read 6 Reasons why we love the city {and town} of Brookfield Here.

Wray Park - Brookfield

Address: 1430 Jaclyn Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045 (View Map)
Parking: Parking lot 
Restroom: Yes, port-o-potty but it is seasonal.
Dogs Allowed: Unknown
Cost: Free.
Drinking Fountain: No
Playground Surface: Woodchips
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Wray Park is at the corner of Mary Lynn and Jaclyn Drives off of Watertown Road.  Turn left onto Jaclyn Drive and your in a great neighborhood park with tons of amenities. Our newest playground is here with ADA accessibility and incredibly fun play components for everyone to enjoy.  An accessible path connects the parking lot with this playground, our sand playground and the basketball court.

Parents Tips: This park offers a parent’s favorite summertime amenity  shade! This park has a unique feature – pickleball courts as of 2021! There are 2 normal swings, 2 toddler and 2 ADA. There is also a climbing net and feature my big kids love and 2 climbable dinosaurs that my little kids love.

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Wirth Park - Brookfield

Wirth Park Brookfield

Address: 2585 North Pilgrim Road, Brookfield  (View Map)
Parking: Parking lot 
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed: 
Cost: Fees for aquatic center
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: Woodschips
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Wirth Park is a fully developed community park with a community-wide service area providing a variety of natural resource and non-resource oriented facilities and is the premier park for the City of Brookfield offering residents a diverse array of active and passive outdoor recreational opportunities.

Wirth Park has an aquatic center, play equipment, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, bike paths, nature trail system and more.

Parents Tips: Parking by the playground the lot is smaller but the parking lot by the aquatic center is huge.

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Mitchell Park - Brookfield

Mitchell Park Brookfield

Address: 19900 River Road, Brookfield  (View Map)
Parking: Parking lot 
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed: 
Cost: Sharon Wilson events have admission fees 
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: Woodchips
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: This 405 acre park, located in the northwestern portion of Brookfield, includes the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Cultural arts facility, multi-purpose area for large community special events, group picnics, etc. with community pavilion/shelter and other support facilities (i.e. parking lots, restrooms), Elmbrook Little League youth baseball complex with four fields, parking, and restroom/concessions building, play equipment, pet exercise area, archery target area, canoe access areas/piers, sledding hill, cross country ski trails, nature trails, bike paths, greenway trail system trailhead (Beverly Hills Trail) with connection to Waukesha County Fox Brook Park.

Parents Tips: Dog parents love the dog exercise area. Canoe and kayakers can get on the Fox River.

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Other Brookfield Parks you will love:

  • View all of the city of Brookfield community, neighborhood and district parks here.
  • View all of the town of Brookfield parks here.
  • Parks not covered above in detail include: Marx Park (popular park to rent), Brook Park, Mound Zion Park and more.

Delafield and Nashotah Parks & Playgrounds

Read 6 Reasons why we love Delafield Here.

Cushing Park - Delafield

Cushing park Cushing Memorial Park Delafield Lake Country Family Fun

Address: 600 North Cushing Park Road Delafield, WI 53018  (View Map)
Parking: There is a lot
Restroom: Yes, in a building
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Cost: FREE
Drinking Fountain: Yes
Playground Surface: Mulch, Rubber and Sandpit
Other Amenities: Soccer field, hiking, biking trails

Park Details: Cushing Memorial Park is an 8.8 acre community park. It contains open space, walking and hiking trails, a civil war memorial, picnic facilities, a soccer field, and fishing areas. This park is the location of Fort Cushing Playground, an expansive and very popular play structure. The natural beauty of the Bark River, adjacent wetlands, and mature trees provide a picturesque setting. It also serves as a vital connector hub for trails that connect adjacent neighborhoods to the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, Lake Country Recreational Trail and the new Cushing road bike path leading to Lapham Park.

Parents Tips: Park is fenced in.  Close walk to downtown Delafield (try Wholly Cow for Ice Cream after playing).  Pack a lunch, there are picnic tables.  Great park for little and bigger kids.
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Fireman's Park - Delafield

Address:  (View Map)
ParkingYes.
Restroom: Yes.
Dogs Allowed: Yes.
Cost: Free
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: Mulch
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Firemen’s Park is one of the most popular parks in the city. Its 7.5 acres has full facilities to house large picnic events and baseball/softball leagues/tournaments. It has a variety of children’s play equipment and the City Park System’s only basketball court.  Restrooms are available.

Parents Tips: This is a great park for smaller and middle age kids on the playground equipment. Lots of green space. Restrooms are clean.

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Sports Commons - Delafield

Address: Corner of Maple and Silvernail Rd in the town of Delafield  (View Map)
Parking: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed: 
Cost: FREE
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: Mulch
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: The Town of Delafield houses 4 park areas for its residents.  The biggest of these parks is the Sports Commons, which houses 2 baseball fields, a soccer/lacrosse field, a sand volleyball court, playground equipment, a park pavillon with electricity and outdoor grills, and a skate park. The Land O’ Leagues by the Waukesha YMCA baseball plays here.

Parents Tips: This park has some great sledding areas in the winter. Bring helmets for the skate park which was recently updated (and saved from permanent closure). 

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Dicken Park - Nashotah

Dickten Park

Address:  (View Map)
Parking
Restroom
Dogs Allowed: 
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: Rubber Mulch
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: The shelter can be reserved by completing the application found in the application section of the website.

Sports equipment (volleyball, soccer ball, basketball, horse shoes) is available for use at no charge when reserving the shelter with a refundable $50 deposit.

The park has a baseball field, soccer field, basketball court, volleyball net, horseshoe pit, covered shelter with 10 tables, a paved walking path and bathrooms.

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Other Delafield/Nashotah Parks you will love:

  • View all of the Delafield parks here on the Visit Delafield’s Parks & Recreation page listing.
  • More info on the four town of Delafield Parks can be found here.
  • More info on the Nashotah parks can be found here
  • Parks not covered above in detail include: Bostrum Memorial Park, Cedar Valley Park, Del-town Park (sledding), Elmhurst Park and more

Dousman and Eagle Parks & Playgrounds

Cory Park

Address: 140 S Main St, Dousman (View Map)
Parking
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed: 
Playground Surface: 
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: This is a great community park with a large playground area, pavilion with picnic tables, baseball field and more. 

Parents Tips: Don’t miss the annual State Frog jumping event here! 

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Eagle Village Park

Address: 309 S Parkview Dr, Eagle  (View Map)
Parking: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed:
Playground Surface: Mulch
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Very well maintained, nice pavilions, awesome horseshoe pits, decent bathrooms and very nice playground. Lots of play ground equipment, skate park open space baseball field, a nice park for all ages.

Parents Tips: Don’t miss the annual Village Easter Egg hunt. Also Kettle Moraine Days are held here.

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Genesee and Wales Parks & Playgrounds

Genesee Town Park

Genesee Town Park

AddressS42W31800 Depot Road, Genesee Depot  (View Map)
Parking
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Playground Surface: Mulch
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: This park features, swings, sandbox, play structures, tennis courts, baseball field, soccer fields and restrooms. The park is open from April 1 to November 1 each year. Hours are: April 1 to Memorial Day – 7 am to Sunset, Memorial Day to Labor Day – 7 am to 10 pm, Labor Day to October 31- 7 am to Sunset.

Parents Tips: View this link for town of Genesee Rec maps of this park. 

While you are there, visit:

Sunset Park

AddressS30W28452 Sunset Drive (County DE) Waukesha   (View Map)

Parking: Yes, large lot
RestroomYes
Dogs Allowed: No
Playground Surface: Mulch
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Park has soccer fields, playground, shelter, restrooms and is near the Glacier Drumlin trail.  It has the same hours as the Genesee Town Park.

Parents Tips: We love the access to the Glacier Drumlin trail from this park. 

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Wales Community Park

Wales COmmunity Park

Address: 500 S Brandybrook Rd, Wales  (View Map)
Parking: Yes, multiple lots
Restroom: Yes, may be seasonal
Dogs Allowed: 
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: Rubber Mulch chips
Other Amenities: 

Park Details:  This community park has it all. From an amazing playground for all ages, to soccer fields, to baseball diamonds, to a disc golf course, tennis and more you can’t go wrong.

Parents Tips: The village of Wales runs an amazing recreational soccer program. But register early, it fills ups. Great sledding hill in winter behind the firehouse.

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Village of Wales Soccer

Other Genesee/Wales Parks you will love:

  • View all Genesee Depot Parks here
  • View the Wales Rec Department info here. 

Hartland Parks & Playgrounds

Read 6 Reasons why we love Hartland here.

Centennial Park - Hartland

Address: 701 County Road K
Hartland, WI
(View Map)
Parking: Parking lot 
Restroom: Yes 
Dogs Allowed: Yes, but not on the Ice Age Trail
Cost: Free.
Drinking Fountain: Yes
Playground Surface: Woodchips
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Centennial Park is bounded by the Bark River on the west and Highway K to the north. It is the most recent park to be developed. It sports a playground and soccer field, and is the home field for the Lake Country Chiefs football team. The field has bleacher seating and a lighted scoreboard. There is also a baseball diamond with bleachers.

Parents Tips: Keep a close eye on the little ones as there is the Bark River nearby. This is a smaller playground for younger kids with toddler swings and smaller swings. The Ice Age trail runs right to this park (and actually follows the Bark River between this park and Hartbrook Park). 

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Hartbrook Park - Hartland

Hartbrook Park Local Parks Guide Lake Country Family Fun Hartland

Address515 Rae Drive, Hartland, WI (View Map)
Parking: Parking lot right at the park.
Restroom: Yes, to the south of the parking lot. 
Dogs Allowed: Yes, but not on the Ice Age Trail
Cost: Free.
Drinking Fountain: Unknown
Playground Surface: Woodchips
Other Ammenities: 

Park Details: This Park is located just north of Hartbrook Drive and is bounded by the Bark River on the west and Rae Drive on the east. The Ice Age Trail enters the northwest corner of Hartbrook Park, where a pedestrian bridge crosses the Bark River. The trail continues north on Rae Drive to Centennial Park.

Parents Tips: Keep a close eye on the little ones as there is the Bark River nearby. There is a merry-go-round, swings for big kids and the toddler swings. There are six picnic tables under the picnic shelters. Grab an ice cream at Sweet Dreams after your visit, which is very close. We go to this park a lot when our older son is over at Mathnasium of Lake Country. Lake Country Youth Baseball & Softball plays at this field. 

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Nixon Park - Hartland

Nixon Park Splash Pad Village of Hartland Best Local Parks Lake Country Family Fun

Address175 E Park Ave, Hartland, WI (View Map)
Parking: Parking lot right at the park and on top by the splash pad (limited by the splash pad) Please drive slowly.
Restroom: Yes on top by the splash pad (across street) and in the fine arts building.
Dogs Allowed: Yes on leashes.
Cost: Free.
Drinking Fountain: Yes in the arts building restroom area.
Playground Surface: Woodchips
Other Ammenities: 

Park Details: Nixon park is home to the Hartland Splash Pad, the Hartland Fine Arts Center and the Lake Country Beer Garden on Thursdays through Sundays in the summer months. A pond fed by the Bark River provides fishing. A handicapped accessible pathway winds along the river bank and around the pond. Pathways at the SE corner of the park connect with a path around Mill Place subdivision or a path along Maple Avenue. The Ice Age Trail enters the SW end of Nixon Park and continues north through the park, behind the Hartland Public Library, through the downtown, along the Bark River past the Village of Hartland Fire Dept and Bark River Park to eventually connect with Hartbrook Park. The baseball diamond even has bleachers and dugouts!

Parents Tips: Keep a close eye on the little ones as there is the Bark River nearby. There is a merry-go-round, swings for big kids and the toddler swings. There is playground equipment for younger kids and the older ones! There are picnic tables under each of the four picnic shelters (3 shelters are by the splash pad) and in the beer garden area there are a lot more picnic tables. Head to Nixon Park on the last Wednesday of July every year for the annual Hartland Kids Day event presented by Lake Country Family Fun. 

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Other Hartland Parks you will love:

  • View all Hartland Parks here. Parks not covered above in detail include: Bark River Greenway, Bark River Park, Castle Park, Joliet Park, Nottingham Park, and Penbrook Park. 
  • View information for the annual Hartland Kids Day event here.

Ixonia/Watertown Parks & Playgrounds

Harnischfeger Park

Harnischfeger Park

Address:W3048 Crawfish Road – Ixonia, WI  (View Map)
Parking: Yes.
Restroom: Yes.
Dogs Allowed: 
Cost: Fees for camping.
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: woodchips
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: A variety of terrain, vegetation and facilities provide park visitors with a multitude of recreational opportunities in a scenic setting.  Active and passive recreation abound with a few miles of hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing trails, fishing areas, mini-golf course, disc golf course, volleyball courts, basketball court, horseshoe pits, baseball field, playgrounds, an 800’ wetland boardwalk trail and a canoe launch with canoe and kayak rentals available. The park is open year round with limited access to some facilities in winter depending on conditions.

Parents Tips: Worth the drive!

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Riverside Park

Riverside Park Watertown Lake Country Family Fun Best Local Parks

Address: 812 Labaree Street, Watertown, WI  (View Map)
Parking: Yes
RestroomYes
Dogs Allowed: 
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: Solid rubber
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Located on the Rock River, has tennis courts, baseball diamond, playground and more.

*Lake Country Family Fun readers share mixed reviews on this park. While some list as a favorite of theirs, others relate that this park is in need of major updates/repairs.

Parents Tips: There is a bandshell there and the annual festival, Riverfest, takes place in August each year. 

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Other Ixonia/Watertown Parks you will love:

  • View all Ixonia Parks here
  • View all Dodge County Parks  here
  • View all Watertown Parks here
  • Parks not covered above in detail include: Ski Slide Park, Fireman’s Park (Disc golf), Brandt Park, Washington Park, Clark Park, Lincoln Park and more.

Menomonee Falls Parks and Playgrounds

Village Park

Address: N87W16749 Garfield Dr, Menomonee Falls  (View Map)
Parking
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed: 
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: Rubber Surface
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: This community park was first developed in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration project. Due to its central location (just south of North Middle School) and variety of features, Village Park had been a popular community gathering space for decades. Features basketball court, pavilian, sand volleyball, tennis, softball field, playground, restrooms and more. See the exciting plans for updates including a splash pad. 

Parents Tips: The Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation Farmers Market is held in Village Park on Wednesdays from 2 PM – 6 PM (June thru October).

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Riverside Park

Riverside Park Menomonee

Address: Pilgrim Rd & Menomonee River Pkwy  (View Map)
Parking: Yes.
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed: 
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: 
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: This 10-acre park is home to the Trenary Field baseball facility (home field of Menomonee Falls High School baseball), and it is situated on the north side of the Menomonee River. A paddlesports launch was constructed in the park in 2017. Features include Baseball Diamond, paddle launch, restrooms, picnic area, benches and a parking lot.

Other Menomonee Falls Parks you will love:

  • View of all the Menomonee Falls parks here.
  • Parks not covered above in detail include: Kiwanis Park, Oakwood Park (ADA), Municipal Park, Rotary Park (bridge over Menomonee River), and more.

Mukwonago Parks & Playgrounds

Town Park

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Address: W320S8357 Beulah Road,  (View Map)
Parking
Restroom
Dogs Allowed: No dogs allowed in town parks.
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: 
Other Amenities: 

Park Details:  Features

  • Electricity
  • Picinic Tables
  • Soccer Fields
  • Baseball Fields
  • Playground
  • Pavilion
  • Pavilion with Indoor Kitchenette
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Sand Volleyball Court

Parents Tips: Nice, clean park. Great for rec soccer.

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Field Park

Address: Corner of NN and Hwy 83 Mukwonago (View Map)
Parking
Restroom: Yes.
Dogs Allowed: 
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: woodchips
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Field Park, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Highways 83 and NN, is the most widely used park in the Village of Mukwonago.

Highlighted by a 3,000 square feet pavilion, which includes a full kitchen, a baseball diamond and an encompassing walking path surrounded by many large oak trees, it is home to such events as Maxwell Street Days, Mukwonago Summerfeste and Croatian Day Picnic.  An 800 square feet open pavilion located near the children’s play area provides shelter from the sun and rain as well as provides relaxation for those enjoying the park. The pavilion is host to many family, friends and business picnics throughout the summer.

The park and pavilions may be rented out on a first-come-first-serve basis starting January 1 of each year. 

Parents Tips: Field park is the host of the Summer Farmer’s Marketm, Maxwell Streeet Days and Summerfeste among many other events.

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Other Mukwonago Parks you will love:

  • View all Mukonwago Town Parks here
  • View all Mukwonago Village Parks here.
  • Parks not covered above in detail include: Lauren Park, Oak Ridge, Indianhead Park (performance stage), Miniwaukan Park (football field), Washington Park, Minor Park and more.
  • Find 6 reasons to love Mukwonago here.

Muskego Parks & Playgrounds

Idle Isle Park

Address:  (View Map)
Parking: Yes, fee
Restroom: Yes
Dogs Allowed: 
Cost: Off-street parking is available.  A parking fee is charged at this park.  Fee is $1.00, Monday through 5PM Friday and $4.00, 5PM Friday through Sunday.  Pay stations at the park will collect parking fees via cash, change or credit cards.  All vehicles in the park must pay to visit the park.
Drinking Fountain: 
Playground Surface: woodchips
Other Amenities: 

Park Details: Acquired in 1969. Large shelter available for shade built in 2006. NEW in 2020, 3 small picnic areas available within the park available for rental seven days a week.  Perfect for groups under 50 people. This seven-acre community park contains:

  • boat launch (Little Muskego Lake) $7.00 daily launch fee or season pass
  • swimming beach
  • fishing pier
  • picnicking
  • portable and indoor seasonal restrooms.

Playground equipment provided on the site accommodates both age group, 2-5 years and 5-12 years.

Parents Tips: A local water ski club provides a water ski show here one evening weekly during the summer.

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Manchester Hill Park

Address: W167S7650 Parkland Dr.  (View Map)
Parking