Outdoor Recreation in Brookfield
The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department maintains and manages over 1,800 acres of land in 25 park areas. Facilities located throughout the City parks include a state of the art aquatic center, pavilion/lodge, and skateboard park, as well as athletic fields, trails, tennis/basketball/volleyball courts, playground structures/areas, skating rinks/ponds, and many miles of hard surfaced pathways and nature trails.
Walking and Biking Trails: The Greenway Trail System
The Greenway Trail System is a comprehensive city-wide off-street system of recreational trails that connect existing and proposed parks together and link these sites with other community facilities and to the regional trail system.
Sledding facilities are available for the general public at Wirth Park near the entrance, at Wirth Park South and at Mitchell Park. Parents are encouraged to provide necessary supervision of younger children
Open Ice Skating
Park locations: Wirth, Beverly Hills, Endicott, Lamplighter, Lilly Heights, Rolling Meadows, Camelot, Fairview North and Three Meadows.
The Wirth Park Warming House will be open during those periods when the ice rink is supervised. There will be no supervision or warming house facilities at the other ice rinks. Special caution should be exercised when skating at unsupervised areas. All skating is subject to weather conditions. The Recreation Newsline, (414) 297-9565 will be updated as frequently as possible with information on ice rink conditions. The Wirth Park warming House will always be closed when the temperature drops below 0 degrees.
Cross Country Ski Trails
Cross country skiing is permitted in all public park areas. The double tracked ski trails at Wirth Park and at Mitchell Park are excellent for the novice and intermediate skier and are groomed on a regular basis as weather and snow conditions permit. Trail maps are available at the Parks and Recreation office (City Hall) or at the Wirth Park warming house. The RECREATION NEWSLINE, (414) 297-9565, is updated as frequently as possible with information on snow and trail conditions.
Mitchell Park Trails
The park is located just south of Capitol Drive between Barker and Brookfield Roads with entrances to the park from River Road on the south or Capitol Drive on the north. The trails at Mitchell Park provide approximately 2-3 miles of groomed trails along the Fox River and woodlands at the park. The trails begin at either of the trailhead signs as depicted on the map. The entry road and parking lot are kept plowed during the winter to allow vehicular access to the park.
Wirth Park Trails
The park is located at the intersection of North Avenue and Pilgrim Road with the entrance to the park from Pilgrim Road. The 1.5 miles of trails begin near the flagpole by the warming house (pool building). The Wirth Park warming house will be open during those periods when the ice skating rink is supervised. The warming house will be closed when the temperature is below 0°F, high wind chills exist, or the ice is not suitable for skating. Restroom facilities are available inside the warming house.
Canoe Launch and Archery Range
Among the park amenities of Mitchell Park is a canoe/kayak launch and outdoor archery range. The park is also a major trailhead and connection to the City’s Greenway Trail System and the Waukesha County Fox River Trail.
19900 River Road
(Enter off of Capitol Drive and River Road
between Barker Road and Brookfield Road)
Seaonal Outdoor Recreation Programs
The City of Brookfield has partnered with West Town Archery to offer year round beginning archery lessons for children and adults. Please see our Activity Guide for more information on class offerings. Activity Guide
The City of Brookfield has partnered with WI Bike Fed to offer bicycle safety classes through hands on riding. Classes vary for children and adults, please see our Activity Guide for more information. Activity Guide
The City of Brookfield has partnered with Sherri Kayaks to offer kayak trip excursions for children and adults throughout the summer months. Please see the Activity Guide for more information on class offerings.
For more program opportunities, please visit the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use Environmental Education Activity Guide.