2018 - 2023 Parks & Open Space Plan


Parks & Open Space PlanThe Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan is a countywide comprehensive outdoor recreation and natural resource plan that is updated every 5 years to maintain eligibility for State Stewardship grant funds. Updates to the plan include identifying recreational needs and significant natural, cultural, and historical resources in the county to be considered for protection.  Dane County Parks facilitated five public information meetings throughout the planning process to solicit input on the plan update from citizens and stakeholders. 

Plan documents:

The Dane County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee will consider approval of the draft 2018-23 Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison 53711.  A resolution to adopt the plan is anticipated to be considered by the Dane County Board in April.  Questions can be made by phone, mail or email to:

Chris James, Senior Landscape Architect
Dane County Parks Division
5201 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 224-3763