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Dane County Parks

Anderson Farm County Park - Dog Park

Property: Anderson Farm County Park
Project Status: Construction
Schedule: Summer 2020, Construction

Dane County Parks is developing a 40-acre dog park and a paved shared-use trail at Anderson Farm County Park. This project is identified in the Anderson Farm County Park Master Plan, adopted in 2013, and was a recommendation in the 2018-2023 Dane County Parks & Open Space Plan.

The dog park will be located at the southern end of the park and will convert approximately 35 acres of cropland to prairie. The dog park will include perimeter fencing with a separate small dog area, two paved parking lots, a stormwater basin, and an edible orchard. The shared-use trail will be a 10-foot wide paved trail that parallels Union Road connecting the dog park with the Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods and the adjacent neighborhood to the north via the existing South Main Street access.

Parks Operations staff has completed tree removals along the future trail corridor and prairie seeding in the future dog park area.