Welcome to Dane County Parks
All Dane County snowmobile trails are currently CLOSED.
Winter trail conditions may change rapidly, please visit our winter trail conditions page for up-to-date information.
Dane County Ordinance Chapter 71 requires certain motorized vehicles operated on lakes within Dane County to be equipped with flotation.
2016-2017 Flotation Inspection Information can be found HERE
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.
- 25 Recreation Parks, including 7 Dog Parks
- 29 Natural Resource Areas
- 15 Wildlife Areas
- 3 Historical/Cultural Sites
- 2 County Forests
- Over 100 miles of Trails - Including Bicycle, Equestrian, and Cross-country Ski Trails
- 5 Campgrounds and Multiple Adult and Youth Group Camp Sites
- Lussier Family Heritage Center
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.
- 1/22/2017 - Winter Fun Day - Ski, Snowshoe, Fish at Capital Springs
- 1/28/2017 - Snow Day in the Park
- 4/15/2017 - Cottonwood Classic Run/Walk and Lions Easter Egg Hunt
- 6/10/2017 - 25th Annual Mad City Open Disc Golf
- 6/25/2017 - American Radio Relay League Field Day Event