Welcome to the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve is a 76-acre urban nature reserve with habitats including forested wetland, cattail marsh, open water, created prairie, open field, and upland forest. Persisting despite the urbanization that continues to grow around it, the Reserve is home to numerous species of reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Migrating songbirds and waterfowl nest and feed in… Read More

Community Programs
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve provides programs for the whole family! Community Programs offer a wide variety of topics that are of interest to a broad age range.… Read More
School Programs
Our naturalist educators offer child-friendly and hands-on activities for school students. All programs are aligned with Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.… Read More

The Nature Center is open:

Tuesday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM
Monday Closed

Trails Open Daily 6 AM – 9 PM

Special Hours
Memorial Day 11 AM – 4 PM
July 4 11 AM – 4 PM
Labor Day 11 AM – 4 PM
Day After Thanksgiving 11 AM – 4 PM

The Nature Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, & Easter.