Dane County Parks

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

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

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, shouldering, landscaping and detectable warning panel work are on-going.  It is anticipated work may be completed and the trail will reopen sometime in mid-October, please visit the Capital City Trail Pavement Restoration webpage for updates.
Indian Lake County Park NOTICES
  • The entire park will be CLOSED Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be conducting a carp removal treatment.  The park will reopen on Friday, October 19th.
  • Notice for Dog Owners - Large equipment will be operating near the Indian Lake boat launch/access trail to Dog Park from September 12 - October 31, 2018.  Dog owners should keep their dog on a leash until they get past the construction zone. The construction project is part of a lake restoration effort that will include the installation of an accessible fishing pier.

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.