2018 - 2023 Parks & Open Space Plan

Parks & Open Space Plan


The 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. The planning process seeks input from Dane County residents to help guide future park and trail development projects over the next 5 years. Dane County Parks will facilitate public information meetings to explain how citizens and stakeholders can participate in the planning process. 

DRAFT 2018-2023 Parks & Open Space Plan Documents

Dane County Parks is hosting two public information meetings to brief the public on the DRAFT 2018-2023 Parks & Open Space Plan and provide feedback on the draft plan recommendations:  


Comments on the draft plan will be accepted by phone, letter or email until February 9, 2018. The final plan is anticipated to be completed and adopted by the Dane County Board in March.  Comments 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