William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park was established in 1973 and is located on the southern side of Madison, approximately five miles from the Capitol Square in downtown Madison. In June 2019, the park's original name of Lake Farm County Park was renamed by county board resolution to William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park in honor of William (Bill) G. Lunney. Bill served in County government for fifty years, including 30 years as chair of the Dane County Park Commission.
The 328-acre park is a unit of the Capital Springs Recreation Area and features a campground*, three reservable shelters, two accessible fishing piers, play equipment, barrier-free boat launch (with a fish cleaning facility), group camping area, wildlife pond, observation tower, hiking and cross-country ski trails. A solar energy system provides about 90% of the electricity used by campers, day-use visitors, staff, and visitors at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, an indoor facility located in the park.
Two paved bicycle/pedestrian trails go through the park including:
*The campground has 47 reservable sites (two fully accessible), including 39 electric sites (with 50 amp hook ups for RVs), 8 non-electric sites, bathroom and shower facilities, wi-fi, and a sanitary dump station.
This park is supported in part by the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy.
This property is part of the "Parisi in the Park" video series.