Dane County Parks

Slow-no-wake Restriction for Lake Mendota, Monona and Waubesa

Due to heavy rainfall, Dane County is declaring a slow-no-wake for the entire surface of Lake Mendota, Monona, and Waubesa.

CLOSURES Due to Heavy Rains
  • Salmo Pond CLOSED - parking lot and piers are underwater
  • Aeromodeling field parking lot is CLOSED at Badger Prairie County Park
Capital City Trail CLOSED from Nob Hill Rd to Glacier Valley Rd
  • Pavement Restoration work is underway on 6.5 miles of the Capital City Trail.  As paving of the trail is completed, sections of trail may appear finished, but the trail is still closed as signage, line striping, shouldering, landscaping and detectable warning panel work are on-going. The trail is anticipated to be reopened by Labor Day weekend.

Located in south-central Wisconsin, Dane County Parks offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.  Natural environments are venues for quiet getaways as well as unique locations for your special event.  Dane County Parks is dedicated to making your experience enjoyable and takes an active role to enhance and preserve the county’s finest natural resources.

Dane County Parks welcomes 2.5 million visitors annually and manages
over 12,000 acres of land including:
Donations, Memorials and Planned Giving:

Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue to maintain and improve the Dane County Park System. A variety of donation and memorial options are available.