Ridge Run County Park
|Ridge Run County Park|
West Bend, WI 53095
Park Hours: 6AM -9PM
Park is open year-round
Evidence of glacial activity abounds in this 140 acre park. Anglers, birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts can find
something to enjoy during all seasons.The major feature of this long, narrow park is a winding ridge (esker) formed by a subglacial river during the last ice age.
County Park Activities
County Park Fees,
Golf and Park Division
View of Wells Lake at the north end of the park(above center)
Hikers on a portion of the Ice Age Trail (left)
|The park is located on the interlobate moraine where the Green Bay and
Lake Michigan Lobes of the Wisconsin Glacier met. Scattered throughout the
Park is geological evidence of this event. Paths cross eskers and kames
and skirt kettle holes which are now lakes, ponds, marshes, or low
The undulating glacier topography supports a wide variety of deciduous trees. Oaks favor the well-drained hilltops; maple, beech, and basswood grow on the hillsides and in the fertile valleys. The ironwood, a secondary tree, is found throughout the Park. Spring flowers flank woodland trails in May and early June. The Bicentennial Arboretum, originally planted in the mid 1970's is being updated in spring of 2013 with trees and shrubs that provide all season interest.
Ice skaters benefit from the lighted skating on Wells Lake while skiers and sledders take advantage of snow on the rolling terrain in winter months.Note: the south entrance (Wheatridge Lane entrance) to Ridge Run Park is closed during the winter months.
The Rettler Family Recreation Area, located near the park entrance off University Drive, provides active outdoor recreation opportunities with tennis courts, a basketball court, exercise equipment and play equipment.
|Park Rules and Regulations|
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