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Dane County Parks

Aeromodeling and Remote Controlled Aircraft

Aeromodelling (including drones) is only allowed in one location within Dane County Park System - the Badger Prairie County Park aeromodelling field. An Aeromodelling Permit is required for any remotely controlled aircraft and can be purchased online. This is the only public facility to fly remote controlled model aircraft or drones in the county parks.

Drones, Rockets & Remote Controlled Aircraft Rules

  • No model rockets, other launched projectiles, and explosives including fireworks are allowed in the parks.
  • Standing within a park and operating a remote controlled aircraft, including drones, is not allowed except at the Badger Prairie County Park aeromodeling field by permit only. We do not regulate air space or flying over park land.  Friends groups may work with the Parks Director to get a special permit to use drones for events or park promotion.