April 25, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Parks Department said it will waive admission to the park during its Traveling Beer Garden this summer.
Earlier this month the Washington County Park and Trail System announced a new public-private partnership with Black Husky Brewing from Milwaukee. Black Husky will host a series of traveling beer gardens throughout Washington County.
One of the questions from neighbors eager to take advantage of the beer garden asked was whether they’d have to get a park pass to attend.
“We are still working to finalize the contract but we do plan to allow free entry to the parks for beer garden patrons during the beer garden times,” said Jamie Ludovic, Central Services Director.
In December 2017 the Washington County Parks Department announced it would begin charging visitors $5 daily pass or $30 annual sticker.
This fee system is similar to existing entrance-fee models like the Wisconsin State Park System and the Waukesha County Park System.
- Ackerman’s Grove County Park – 4875 Cty Hwy Z, West Bend, WI 53095
- Glacier Hills County Park – 1664 Friess Lake Rd., Hubertus, WI 53033
- Heritage Trails County Park – 4668 Cty Hwy E, Slinger, WI 53086
- Homestead Hollow Park – N120W19809 Friestadt Rd., Germantown, WI 53022
- Leonard J. Yahr County Park – 7999 Orchard Valley Rd., West Bend, WI 53090
- Sandy Knoll County Park – 2064 Wallace Lake Rd., West Bend, WI 53090
The idea of paying to get into the county parks ruffled a few feathers with taxpayers and when the beer garden tour was announced many wondered if a park pass would be required to attend.
According to Ludovic, the answer is “no.” The beer garden tour schedule is below.
2019 Black Husky Brewing Traveling Beer Garden Schedule
May 31 & June 1 Homestead Hollow County Park Germantown
June 7 & 8 Sandy Knoll County Park West Bend
June 14 & 15 Eisenbahn Bike-In Beer Garden (TBD) TBD
June 21 & 22 Ackerman’s Grove County Park – West Bend
June 28 & 29 Glacier Hills County Park Richfield
July 5 & 6 Sandy Knoll County Park West Bend
July 11 & 12 Ackerman’s Grove County Park West Bend
July 19 & 20 Homestead Hollow Germantown
July 26 & 27 NO BEER GARDEN – Visit Brewery Milwaukee
August 2 & 3 Sandy Knoll County Park West Bend
August 9 & 10 Leonard J. Yahr County Park West Bend
August 16 & 17 Eisenbahn Bike-In Beer Garden (TBD) TBD
August 23 & 24 Homestead Hollow County Park Germantown
August 30 & 31 Leonard J. Yahr County Park West Bend
September 13 & 14 Sandy Knoll County Park West Bend
The events will be held 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fridays and 3 p.m – 9 p.m. Saturdays
About the Washington County Park and Trail System
Washington County Park System is a sustainable park and trail system that is strategically being improved and expanded to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Washington County. For more information, visit www.co.washington.wi.us/parks.com or follow @WashCoParks on Twitter or like on Facebook.
About Black Husky Brewing
Black Husky Brewing was started in 2010 in a small log cabin in the woods in the rural town of Pembine, WI. Inspired by the dogs in their son’s sled dog kennel, co-founders Tim Eichinger and Toni Eichinger named the brewery after their beloved husky Howler. Each of their beers is associated with the dogs from the kennel as a tribute to the loyalty and companionship that defined each of them. In 2016, Black Husky moved its brewery operations to the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee where it currently operate a taproom and produce their beers.
2019 Annual Sticker Rates:
Annual Resident $30 Annual Boat Launch $80
Annual Non-Resident $40 Annual Senior* Boat Launch $40
Annual Senior* $20 Annual Veteran^ Boat Launch (NEW) $40
Annual Veteran^ (NEW) $20 Annual Disabled Boat Launch $40
Additional Vehicle Pass $20 Daily Boat Launch $8
Daily Park Pass $5 Boat launch passes include park entrance fee.
*Seniors are age 60 or older.
^Veteran rates are offered to residents and non-residents.