Seal of Dane County County of Dane

PARC & Ride Grant Program

The PARC & Ride Grant Program provides matching funds to develop new regional bicycle playgrounds or regional bicycle/pedestrian trails that are identified in the Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan or Bike Dane Initiative. The 2023 Dane County Budget included up to $500,000 for eligible projects. The standard grant amount will be up to 50% of the project costs. To apply to the PARC & Ride Program, an organization should be one of the following:

  • Town, village, or city in Dane County
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
  • Other governmental unit in Dane County (school district, university, MPO, tribal government)

Trail projects funded through the program must adhere to the Dane County Parks regional trail standards for limestone trails, paved trails, boardwalk, and bridges.

Questions or comments can be directed to Jeff Prey, Park Planner, at (608) 575-0321 or by email at