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Ready for Fall? ?? Get your family or group to create a family-friendly scarecrow to display on Scarecrow Lane at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha! Visitors are encouraged to take a fun, self-guided walk around Scarecrow Lane at Retzer Nature Center to enjoy the unique scarecrows displays and changing colors of autumn. Find the scarecrows near the Children’s Garden, located behind the west end of the Learning Center building. The dates for the self-guided walk are September 14 through October 31, 2022. Hours are sunrise to 10:00 pm.

We are ready for fall and crisp air and all things outside! Will your family take a walk and visit the many scarecrows? This is such an innovative idea from Waukesha County Parks to get creative, involve the community, and stay socially/physically distant. Walking on the trails is a great way to get the littles outside and burn some energy. If you visit, tag @lakecountryfamilyfun on Facebook/Instagram! We love seeing families having fun!

We went last year in 2020 more than once and had so much fun! See our pictures below or HERE on Instagram.

You might be interested in the “HUB” they created to host all resources!

To Participate in Making Scarecrow Lane

Families, schools, churches, businesses, scouts, 4-H, day-care centers, sports groups, clubs and individuals are all encouraged to display their own scarecrow creation!
There is no fee to participate in this activity. Download the guidelines on the size requirements for your build HERE.
Scarecrows must be in place by Wednesday, September 14 and must be removed by Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Sign up is available now until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.


Your Guide to the Waukesha County Parks System

Our Tour of Retzer Nature Center

Trick or Treat and Halloween Guide to Waukesha County

See our 2020 Scarecrow Lane fun here: