Jan
28
Big Cheese Fatbike Race @ Camrock County Park

11:00am

Come join the winter fun with a fatbike race!  All Abilities welcome, no experience needed.

Find out more at: Www.fatbikewi.com

Jan
28
Meet & Greet at the Capital Springs Dog Park

1:00-3:00 pm

Get to know your Dane County Parks and meet your Park Ranger for dog-oriented, family-friendly activities!

*Dog permits are required and can be purchased prior to or at this event.

Feb
25
Pawsome Snowshoe Adventure at Capital Springs

1:00-3:00 pm

Get to know your Dane County Parks and meet your Park Ranger for dog-oriented, family-friendly activities!

Please park at the dog park.

*Dog permits are required and can be purchased prior to or at this event.

Mar
18
Campfire Chat at the Lussier Family Heritage Center

1:00-3:00 pm

Get to know your Dane County Parks and meet your Park Ranger for dog-oriented, family-friendly activities!

*Dog permits are required and can be purchased prior to or at this event.

Mar
31
Cottontail Classic 5K/10K

8:30 am

The Cottontail Classic is a family fun, competitive and memorable Easter Tradition in Fitchburg Wisconsin. The run/walk is a timed event for those competitive runners with SUGAR STATIONS on course for those wanting a little more family fun on Easter Saturday.  Following the event there is a FREE Kids Easter Egg Hunt and included Pancake Breakfast!!

A portion of the run will be on the Capital City Trail.

Find out more and sign up: http://www.cottontailclassicrun.com

May
5
Word on the Street 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Run

8:00 - 10:00 am

Run, walk, or jog a 5K route that begins and ends at the Verona Public Library. The chip-timed course goes through residential streets and along the park road in scenic Badger Prairie County Park. Running-related quotes on signs and in chalk along the course will keep participants inspired and entertained! A shorter kids' run is also offered. Proceeds will benefit the Verona Public Library Endowment Fund.

Learn more: http://www.veronapubliclibrary.org/5k

Jun
2
Parks & Trails Unite Festival

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Help us celebrate our amazing parks and trails at an event designed to bring us ALL together! Dane County Parks is teaming up with United Madison to host a one of a kind Parks & Trails Unite Festival. This will be a free community event will encourage unity, give us the opportunity to lift each other up to better understand and learn from each other, and celebrate our amazing parks and trails and the community connections that they provide.

The Festival will take place in BOTH Lake Farm County Park and McDaniel Park, that includes the new Lower Yahara River Trail and it’s mile-long boardwalk bridge that connects the two parks and provides an off-road trail connection between Madison and McFarland that didn’t previously exist. This free festival will include live music, food carts, motivational speakers, educational and cultural displays, live demonstrations, local TV and media personalities, activity stations for adults and kids, pontoon rides, a biergarten, and other activities, too numerous to list.

The funds raised will be stretched far and wide to benefit our community in a way never done before.  A majority of the proceeds will help build capacity of Dane County volunteers and the sixteen friends groups that support individual county parks. The work that these individuals do for the betterment of Dane County Parks and our communities is essential. Last year the parks had over 3,500 volunteers that put in an unbelievable 66,880 hours. That equates to well over a million dollars in labor. A portion of the proceeds donated by event sponsors will benefit local nonprofit partners as well as supporting United Madison in their effort to support a unified, thriving community for EVERYONE . We hope you will join us at this festival to celebrate and support the parks and trails you love and help lift up and unite our community!

Stay tuned for more details about this event and learn more about sponsorship opportunities on our the event webpage!

Watch a video about the trail on our Facebook page.

We will be selling t-shirts at this event to help raise additional funds and need awesome park-themed designs.  Learn more!