NewsLocal News


Gnomes invade Waukesha: City needs your help finding them

Posted at 4:00 PM, Sep 22, 2020

WAUKESHA — Gnomes have invaded Waukesha and the city needs your help finding all 100 of them.

The City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department (WPRF) announced that 100 mysterious and mischievous gnomes have moved into the area.

The city says the gnomes have 'hidden' in 39 parks and must be found during the “Gnome Nose Around,” Fri., Sept. 25 through Sun., Oct. 4, 2020

“Not in the recorded history of Waukesha have gnomes descended upon the City in this capacity,” said Mayor Shawn Reilly. “We hope the public will help and head out to our City parks for some fresh air, exercise, and of course, to retrieve the gnomes.”

Anyone registered for the Gnome Nose Around will be eligible to win one of two $100 gift cards. If you haven't registered, but would like a chance to win, click here.

If you happen to find a gnome, you can bring it to the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Dept., 1900 Aviation Dr., Mon. through Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to pick a prize from past Oktoberfest merchandise.

You should also record that you've found the gnome here.

According to the City of Waukesha, at least two gnomes are hidden in each of the following parks: Banting; Bethesda; Buchner; Cutler; Davids; Dopp; Fox River Parkway North; Fox River Parkway South; Fox River Sanctuary North; Fox River Sanctuary South, Frame; Glacial Cone; Grandview; Heritage Hill; Heyer; Hillcrest; Horeb Springs; Kisdon Hill; Lowell; Meadowview; Merrill Crest; Moorewood; Parkview; Prairie; Pebble Valley; Priedeman; River Valley; Rivers Crossing; Roberta; Saratoga; Sentinel; Springs; Veterans; Woodfield; and Youmans.

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip