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Dane County Parks

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Your tax-deductible donation will help assure that our most precious natural resources are cared for and protected now and for future generations.

Donation Opportunities

Individual Gifts

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.

Memorial or Tribute Gifts

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 Legacy Gifts

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.

Corporate Giving & Sponsorships

Show the community that your business supports parks and recreational opportunities. 

Foundation for Dane County Parks Endowment Fund

The endowment was created to provide a permanent perpetual source of revenue and sustaining support to the Dane County Parks friend's groups.

 
Natural Areas Art Fundraiser

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. 

 
Lussier Family Heritage Center

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.

Ways to Give

Donate Online

Donate over the phone by calling the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730.

Donate by mail by sending a check made out to Dane County Parks and this donation form (PDF) or memorial/tribute gift request form (PDF) to:

Dane County Parks
5201 Fen Oak, Room 208
Madison, WI 53718