2018 - 2023 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. 

Upcoming Public Information Meetings:
Community Center/Town Hall of Cross Plains, 3734 County Road P, Cross Plains, WI  53528
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Village of Cottage Grove Village Hall, 221 E. Cottage Grove Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

As an added outreach effort, Dane County Parks has prepared a survey to further 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.  The survey takes only about 5 minutes to complete and results can be monitored throughout the planning process.