|Hausmann Nature Center|
Free guided tours will be provided. Cake and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Lapham Peak following the ribbon cutting.
Free admission for all vehicles on State Park Open House Day.
The Nature Center is the former residence of the late Dr. Paul & Mrs. Bernice Hausmann who donated the building to the Department of Natural Resources. The Hausmanns are remembered as land stewards and conservationists. Over a 30 - year period, they purchased parcels of land and were responsible for the reforestation of abandoned agricultural fields by planting thousands of native tree species, restoring native prairie plants, and preserving wetland habitat by excavating two wildlife ponds.
The Hausmann Nature Center will be operated through multiple partnerships. Milwaukee Public Schools will provide environmental education programs to area school groups, and also will coordinate the scheduling and use of the Nature Center’s facilities, which include classroom and meeting space. The Friends of Lapham Peak will staff the center on weekends. The group has a long history of providing financial and volunteer support to the park. Volunteer opportunities are available to assist with the operation.
No RSVP is required. If you have any questions, please call Lapham Peak State Park - (262) 646-3025.