Minooka Park

Waukesha County's largest park at 579 acres consists of open mowed fields, meadows, fen, wetlands and high quality upland and lowland woodlands. Six miles of hiking trails turn to groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter. Other amenities include a 3.5 acres swimming pond with beach house, mountain bike trails, five reserveable picnic shelters and a dog exercise area. Beside skiing tails, winter activities include a sledding hill, winter hiking and snow shoeing.

Hours of Operation

Park hours: Sunrise to 10pm; Beach Hours: May 27 through September 30, sunrise to sunset.


Minooka Park is located approximately 2 miles southeast of the City of Waukesha at the corner of Racine Avenue and Sunset Drive.


  • Camping
  • Pets Welcome/Inquire

Fish Type

  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie
  • Bass
  • Panfish
  • Smallmouth Bass

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded
  • Ski Skating

Fishing style

  • Inland Lake / River


  • Yes

Ski Skating

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 16 miles

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails


  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Hard


  • Yes


  • Yes