Ozaukee County’s "Tendick Nature Park" is a special gift that is becoming a memorable part of our lives for generations to come. Donald Tendick donated 122 acres of woods and farmland to the County in March of 1999. Mr. Tendick passed away on May 11, 2000. Through continued work with his family and the community, his wish that this land become a park for all to enjoy is coming true.
Many people are currently using this park for walks, disc golf (Pay for Play), and weddings. Area high schools also use Tendick Nature Park for their cross country meets.
Tendick Nature Park, is located about 3 miles north of the Village of Saukville on Highway O. The park consists of two parcels. Coming from the Village of Saukville, the first parcel you will see on your right (east) is the archery range and kayak / canoe launch. This 32.4 acre parcel is located on the Milwaukee River.
The daily hours are from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The archery range has two yardage marked ground level ranges, and one yardage marked 12 foot elevated platform range. All targets are made of excelsior bales.
The kayak / canoe launch is about 100 feet east of the railroad tracks and asphalt parking lot at the end of the park road. You can follow the strip of mowed grass to the launch and river access. This parcel of Tendick Nature Park is also the area used for spectator parking during cross country meets. There are a few picnic tables available for those who like to relax outside in this quiet setting. Leashed dogs are welcome.
The second parcel of Tendick Nature Park is located on the west side of the highway, with an entrance at 3919 Highway O. One quarter of a mile north of the archery range / kayak / canoe launch entrance. This area has the same daily hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. This 89.7 acre parcel has something for every one to enjoy fields, water, woods, open fields and wetlands.
The first thing you will see after you enter through the gates is a gazebo that over looks the pond, this structure is handicap accessible and available for anyone to use. The open air pavilion on the west side of the parking lot has picnic table seating for up to 100 people and is available to rent. This pavilion has electric outlets, banquet tables, an outdoor grill, a drinking water fountain, and flush toilets open to the public.