Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure that our most precious natural resources are cared for and protected now and for future generations.
Individual gifts to the Park Enhancement Fund will help fund updates and improvements to trails and park land throughout the county. Donations will be used to help update park facilities with new and improved amenities. Choose to support a specific project or donate to the general fund.
Help us raise money for park programs! We have created a few unique items that you can select as thank you gifts when you donate to our natural areas or dog park programs.
Honor a loved one or commemorate a special event with a memorial or tribute gift. Gifts include tree or prairie plantings or plaques on benches, tables, or kiosks.
Planned giving allows you to help protect our natural resources and influence how land will be used into the future. There are many ways to make a planned gift to Dane County Parks, including charitable bequests, gift annuities, life insurance, retirement plan assets, real estate, or easements. Please contact us at (608) 224-3730 to discuss your legacy gift.
Show the community that your business supports parks and recreational opportunities.
The Foundation provides a private source of revenue to support the Dane County Parks system.
Dane County Parks has an endowment that was established to provide a permanent funding source to support special projects and programs, educational opportunities, interpretation, and volunteerism to a growing and diverse population. The endowment is held and managed by the Madison Community Foundation, a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Donations to the endowment may be made directly to the Madison Community Foundation, or through the Foundation for Dane County Parks.
Dane County Parks manages over 13,000 acres of habitat comprised of prairie, oak savanna, woodlands, and wetlands that support thousands of species of wildlife, many of which have become threatened or endangered with extinction. The Natural Areas Program maintains and restores these habitats and encourages children and adults to explore and appreciate these areas. For each $20 donation you can request a complementary sticker, magnet or window cling featuring winning artwork from the Natural Areas Art Contest.
Support youth programming and other community environmental education by making a donation to the Lussier Family Heritage Center (a Dane County Parks facility). The center hosts Get Outside, Lil’ Explorers, and other community education programs that provide environmental and outdoor education through experiential and hands-on learning.