Welcome to Dane County Parks

  • Slow-no-wake:  Crystal Lake, Squaw Bay and Lake Waubesa
  • Trail conditions vary throughout the county: 
    - Equestrian Trails: Donald Park and Token Creek (trail #4 still wet) - OPEN
    - Walking Iron and McCarthy remain CLOSED due to standing water.
    - Mountain Bike Trails: OPEN please use good judgement and don't ride if you are leaving ruts!
Help Plan the Future of Dane County Parks

Planning is underway for the 2018 - 2023 Parks & Open Space Plan. Dane County Parks has prepared a short survey to explore the overall public awareness of the park system and any improvements that could be made to promote a larger and more diverse group of users.  

La administración de los parques del  Condado de Dane tiene la visión de “Conectar la gente con los recursos naturales del Condado de Dane”.  El plan de la red de parques sobre los espacios abiertos, que necesita ya de una actualización, establece las bases para poder llevarla a cabo.  Por favor, tenga la bondad de compartir sus ideas completando esta encuesta para ayudar a guiar el plan y mejorar nuestros servicios.

Please Note

Located in south-central Wisconsin, Dane County Parks offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.  Natural environments are venues for quiet getaways as well as unique locations for your special event.  Dane County Parks is dedicated to making your experience enjoyable and takes an active role to enhance and preserve the county’s finest natural resources.

Dane County Parks welcomes 2.5 million visitors annually and manages
over 12,000 acres of land including:
Donations, Memorials and Planned Giving:

Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue to maintain and improve the Dane County Park System. A variety of donation and memorial options are available.