Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Parks

Jenni & Kyle Preserve

The vision for the Jenni and Kyle Preserve began in 1989 with a donation from Harvey and Patricia Wilmeth.  The donation was a memorial for their grandchildren, Jenni and Kyle, who both died at the age of 4 due to a degenerative neurological disorder.  The Jenni and Kyle Preserve is a unique park that is intended to serve children and persons with disabilities, and provides accessible fishing and picnic areas, trails, wheelchair swings and a shelter building around two spring-fed ponds containing trout and panfish. 

Special Park Rule:  Fishing ponds are for children 14 years or younger and persons with permanent disabilities who might otherwise not be able to enjoy the sport of fishing.

Kiosk Displays (.pdfs)


Accessible Facilities

Archery Hunting (permit required)

Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail (paved)



Hiking Trail


Picnic Area

Play Area

Restrooms (flush)

Shelter (electric)

Wildlife Viewing