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Welcome to the Foundation for Dane County Parks

Providing support and stewardship of Dane County's beautiful park system.

The Foundation for Dane County Parks is dedicated to supporting accessibility and inclusion, education, community involvement, and conservation in the Dane County Parks.


Our three focus areas

The Foundation helps keep Dane County Parks healthy through three branches of funding and involvement.

Special Projects

The Foundation has a variety of ongoing projects, like the Accessible Piers, aimed at keeping the Parks healthy and accessible to all.


The Foundation has built various community partnerships that allow for expanded programming, such as the 'Healthy Parks, Healthy You' initiative.

The Endowment

The Endowment, a program of the Foundation, provides permanent, non-supplanting funds for interpretation, education and volunteerism in the Parks.

Supporting Our Parks
Featured project

The Lower Yahara River Trail

The Eighth Wonder of Dane County

See all our projects
Special Projects
raised for the Endowment
Foundation supporters
Parks' volunteers supported
awarded towards volunteer efforts
Featured Partnership

Healthy Parks, Healthy You

In a three-year partnership with Dean Health Plan by Medica, SSM Health, and Dane County Parks the Foundation is working to promote the connection between exploring our local Dane County Parks system and staying healthy. In 2021-2023, programming will focus on:

Raising awareness for the parks
Getting youth engaged in nature
Encouraging seniors to stay active
Health Benefits

Get involved and help maintain our beautiful parks

There are many ways to support the work of the Foundation and help improve the appeal and value of Dane County's park system.

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