How does the program work?


Library card holders can check out a daily admission vehicle pass from participating libraries. The passes will be valid for free admission for one vehicle at any state park, forest or recreation area where admission is required. Library Staff are required to write in a specific date on the pass, so please have that information ready when you pick up your pass.

Along with the day pass, the cardholder will receive an informational kit of state park system materials and maps, a Wisconsin Explorer book, stickers, accessibility information and more. The goal of the program is to expand access to Wisconsin state park system properties to new visitors.

Passes are available at Hales Corners Library while supplies last.


Yes, you have to have an active library card with no blocks on it. Click here for more info on obtaining a free library card.

The pass is a one-day parking pass that covers all passengers in one automobile

Yes. When you pick up the pass, library staff have to write a specific date on the pass. We are allowed to write a 3- day range, but the pass can only be used for one day within the range, not all three.

In order to allow everyone a chance to have a pass, you are allowed one pass per household per month, while supplies last.

Unfortunately, park passes cannot be put on hold because they are a one-time use per pass

Because we are awesome!

(Actually, libraries were chosen based on their location near parks, size of community, and a little bit of luck)