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Dane County Parks

Park Projects

The Park Projects webpage provides information on active, in-progress, major construction, restoration and development projects in the Dane County Park System including the creation of new trails, dog parks, shelters etc. Project details are linked below and locations are displayed on the map. Check back often to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at your county parks.

We also have many ongoing restoration projects throughout the park system.  Visit our Natural Area Program webpage for more information.

Black Earth Creek Stream Restoration

Stabilize eroding streambanks and incorporate flood mitigation solutions and in-stream habitat where practical.

Emergency Location Marker Installation

Installation of Emergency Location Markers along trails in selected parks for emergency response.

Falk Wells Sugar River Wildlife Area - Wetland Restoration

Dane County Parks is partnering with the US Fish & Wildlife Service on a ~30 acre wetland and prairie restoration.

Fish Camp County Park - Accessible Fishing & Boating Improvements

Installation of a new accessible kayak launch.

Glacial Drumlin to Capital City Connector Trail

Development of segment of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail from I-90 bridge in Madison to the existing Glacial Drumlin Trail Trailhead in the Village of Cottage Grove.

Goodland County Park - Tennis Court Restoration

Reconstruction of Tennis and Basketball courts at Goodland County Park.

Indian Lake County Park - Oak Savanna Restoration

Remove invasive species and restore oak savanna habitat.

Indian Lake County Park & Halfway Prairie Wildlife Area Property Plans

Property planning process has begun.

Lower Yahara River Trail - Trail Development Phase 2

Development of Phase 2 of the trail from Fish Camp County Park to Lake Kegonsa State Park and Williams Drive.

McCarthy Youth & Conservation Park - Timber Shelter, Parking, Playground

Development of a new timber frame park shelter, paved parking lot, drinking fountain and accessible playground.

MMSD Relief Force Main to Transport Wastewater

The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is planning Phase 2 of their relief force main that will transport wastewater from Verona.

Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration

Improve water quality, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation.

Prairie Moraine County Park - Restoration

Remove invasive species and restore the park to historical natural resource communities.

Walking Iron Wildlife Area - Wetland Restoration

Dane County Parks is partnering with Ducks Unlimited and the US Fish & Wildlife Service on a ~300-acre wetland and prairie restoration.

Waucheeta Connector Trail

Dane County Parks in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Town of Dunn are planning for a shared-use trail through Capital Springs Centennial State Park (WI DNR).