Welcome to Dane County Parks

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

Due to recent rainfall, Dane County is placing slow-no-wake orders on Lake Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa.  The restrictions for watercraft to slow down will take effect immediately today. 

Token Creek Dog Park CLOSED on Wednesday, June 27th

Please note that Token Creek Dog Park will be CLOSED on Wednesday, June 27th for forestry maintenance.

Upcoming FREE Days for Dog Parks, Lake Access & Tenney Lock
  • Dane County Dog Parks  *free day* is Saturday, June 16, 2018
    All Dane County Parks and City of Madison Parks Dog Parks are free for that day.  Dogs must be vaccinated and have their municipal licenses. 
     
  • Dane County Lake Access Sites and Tenney Lock *free day* is Saturday, June 30, 2018
    All Dane County, City of Madison, and City of Monona Parks Boat Launches and Tenney Lock will be free to use and try out for the day.

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.