The Town of Merton and Tall Pines Conservancy have collaborated to update and implement the master plan for the Oconomowoc River Conservancy Park. The approximately 25-acre park is designed to educate and encourage patrons to enjoy nature through passive recreational activities such as walking, hiking, skiing, wildlife observation and bird watching.
In 2019, Tall Pines completed the installation of the Hunt Eldridge Memorial Observation Deck through generous funding provided by the Buchanan Foundation. In 2020, a Healing Nature Trail was integrated through the support of the Kettle Moraine Garden Club.
Other partners include Waukesha County, the Oconomowoc Watershed Protection Program, the Ice Age Trail Alliance, the Laudato Si Project, various Eagle Scout Troops and Mid-Kettle Partners.
Future projects include the integration of an amphitheater/outdoor classroom (fashioned from rocks), pollinator/butterfly garden, bird observation deck, goat prairie, xeric prairie, and connector trails that would go through the park and existing prairie to the river and the Ice Age Trail and interpretive/wayfinding signs.