Friends of Harrington Beach

Fall Harvest Hike Announcement

Several things are new at our Fall Harvest Hike at Harrington Beach State Park!  First and foremost is the date.  On Saturday, September 29th from 6pm until 9pm we'll light the tiki torches, open the Ansay Welcome Center, offer free (donations always accepted) chili/soup supper AND music.  Tuesday Afternoon, a local, instrumental, high-energy Celtic band will entertain us from 7-8:30pm.

Your smiling face could also be new!  Come and simply enjoy an evening at Harrington and/or join our dedicated group of volunteers to help out with one of the following:

  • Set up tiki torches, 4 people needed for a total of 4 hours prior to the event and 1 hour after
  • Greet our visitors and give directions and answer questions - need 3 people
  • Help serve chili or refresh the serving line items - need 4 people
  • Parking and traffic attendants - 3 people under Park Staff supervision
  • Shuttle rider after dark -  1 person to assist the shuttle driver with on/off traffic
  • Band runner - 1 person to assist music band set up and take down
  • Donate dessert items - 3 people to supply 2 dozen cookies or bars

If you are interested in any of the areas listed, email us at , call the park office at 262-285-3015 or connect with us on our Facebook page, Friends of Harrington.

Did you know that the Friends Board is made up of 8 awesome people who do the lion's share of work to put on the hikes?  Did you know that our monthly board meetings held on the 4th Thursday evening of the month are open to the public?  Did you know that we are currently seeking additional Board members with the requirement that you are a member of the Friends and love Harrington Beach State Park as much as we do?

Glad to answer your questions!  And we'll see you at the hike!

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Upcoming Events

23 May
Friends Board Meeting
05/23/2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Open to the public monthly board meeting. Meet at the Entrance Station/Visitor Center
25 May
Dutch Oven Cooking
05/25/2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Nancy and Friends for a demonstration of dutch oven cooking. We will explore the roots of this pioneer cookery and taste test a couple of examples of what you can cook in a dutch oven. Meet in at the fire pit in the back of Ansay Welcome Center.
26 May
Observatory Viewing
05/26/2019 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join the Northern Cross Science Foundation for an evening of star gazing. The Plunket's Observatory holds the 20" Panarusky telescope and is located by Puckett's Pond shelter.
1 Jun
Ozaukee County Fishing Clinic
06/01/2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come to the annual fishing clinic at Puckett's Pond. It's free to get into the park this weekend. You don't need a fishing license on this day. We'll provide food, and the fishing equipment. Just show up. To get your name on the list for this day of price-is-right fun, call DNR Conservation Warden Tony Young. 262-993-0078
2 Jun
Friends Annual Breakfast In the Park
06/02/2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enjoy a free all-you-can eat pancake breakfast, with a side of sausage and applesauce, prepared and served by the Friends of Harrington Beach SP. Donations are gratefully accepted and directly benefit Harrington Beach. After a relaxing breakfast, served with coffee, milk and juice, enjoy the beauty of Harrington Beach; take a stroll or run, fish the Quarry or play on the beach. No park admission required during the State Parks Open House weekend.