Dane County Parks

CLOSURES due to Flooding, High Water
Winter Updates
  • Visit our Closures & Trail Conditions webpage for information on snowmobile and cross-country ski trail closures and conditions.
  • CAUTION:  The Capital City Trail and the Lower Yahara River Trail are ice covered and slippery.
    In addition, Dane County is conducting selective tree removals along the Capital City Trail, between Fish Hatchery Road and Seminole Highway this winter.  For more information see Press Release and Capital City Trail Pavement Restoration 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.