Welcome to Dane County Parks

Portion of the Capital City Trail CLOSED

A portion of the Capital City Trail will be temporarily CLOSED for approximately two weeks to replace a waterway culvert.  The closure will begin Tuesday, October 17th.  For more information see the closure map or visit the Dane County Parks Biking webpage.


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.

Dane County Parks welcomes 2.5 million visitors annually and manages
over 12,000 acres of land including:
Donations, Memorials and Planned Giving:

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.