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Waukesha County swimming beaches open for summer

Waukesha County swimming beaches open for summer

May 13, 2024 10:34 AM CDT

By: Stuart J. Wattles

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WAUK) – The swimming beaches at Waukesha County’s six parks are now open for the summer season.

The beaches at Fox Brook Park, Menomonee Park, Minooka Park, Mukwonago Park, Muskego Park and Naga-Waukee Park will remain open daily through late September.

The designated swimming areas at the beaches are roped off and marked. No lifeguards are on duty, so swimming is at your own risk during park hours from sunrise to sunset.

In addition to swimming, park visitors can rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards from self-service rental kiosks at Menomonee, Fox Brook and Naga-Waukee parks. Some beaches also offer concessions and vending machines.

Dogs are allowed in separate designated dog swimming areas at Fox Brook and Menomonee parks. They can also swim in the regular beach areas at Minooka, Mukwonago, Muskego and Naga-Waukee parks.

Weekly water quality testing will be conducted, with results posted online and at the beaches. Bacteria levels can rise after heavy rainfall.

Basic beach rules are in place, including no smoking, alcohol, glass containers, grilling or launching watercraft within 40 feet of the beach area. Beach umbrellas and small pop-up tents are allowed.

A vehicle admission sticker is required to enter the parks, either an annual pass or daily permit that can be purchased at the park up to five days after a visit.

The beach season will run through Sept. 29, weather permitting. Parks officials are encouraging visitors to check online park alerts for the latest conditions, closures and water quality updates before heading out.

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