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Dane County Parks

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Yahara Heights Dog Park will be CLOSED on Tue 6/15 for maintenance work by staff.
Prairie Moraine Dog Park will be CLOSED on Wed 6/30 for maintenance work by staff and volunteers.

For the safety of you and your dog, please use another dog park on those days.  These closures are weather dependent.

The Land & Water Resources Department and Dane County Parks Office is CLOSED to the public for walk-in business. Staff will be available to address phone calls and emails during typical office hours. Exceptions may be made by appointment only for select services but require calling in advance.

When exploring Dane County Parks, please wear a mask when 6-feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained from people that do not live in your household. Parks staff may refuse to provide services to groups that are not following PHMDC guidelines.

View the current emergency order on the Public Health Madison Dane County website.

Dane County Parks

Located in south-central Wisconsin, Dane County Parks offers a variety of recreational opportunities for users to enjoy the outdoors. Natural settings provide scenic 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. 

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Dane County Parks welcomes nearly 4 million visitors annually and manages over 12,000 acres of land, including: