Welcome to March 2021! Each month, the Healthy Parks Healthy You initiative will feature four Dane County Parks on our partners social media pages, so that our community can learn about the many special places that make up the County Parks system. One of the featured parks each month will host a Story Walk that families can read while exploring the park.
If you visit any of the Dane County Parks in March, share a picture from your visit on Facebook (make sure your post audience is set to 'public') by March 31st, using #HealthyParksHealthyYou for a chance to win a gift card!
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March's Featured Parks
Established in 2014, this is the newest Recreation Park in the Dane County Parks system. Approximately 310 acres and is a mix of woodland, agricultural fields and a small prairie. There is a network of woodland trails on the north end of the Park, including a 1-mile hiking trail through the Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods. Visitors can also walk along field roads that border the agricultural fields.
Activities: Snowshoeing and hiking (no restroom facilities available)
This 232-acre park provides a panoramic view of the Wisconsin River Valley. Park features include two shelter facilities, picnic area, play equipment, nature trail through a maple woods, and hiking trails.
Activities: Snowshoeing, hiking and winter camping (vault restroom facilities available)
This 288-acre park offers miles of hiking and equestrian trails which wind through scenic restored prairies and wooded areas. During the winter, the park provides access to Dane County snowmobile trails.
Activities: Snowshoeing, hiking (no restroom facilities available)
This 427-acre park has 5 shelter facilities for picnics and outings. Facilities include volleyball courts, equestrian trails, hiking and cross country ski trails, disc golf course, and camping. Other features include an accessible fish pier, dog parks, playgrounds and a boardwalk through a meadow marsh. There is also access to 274 miles of snowmobile trails.
Activities: Cross-country skiing*, snowshoeing, dog park*, hiking (Porta Potties available)
Story Walk: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (Available through March 31st)
*Permit Required. Dogs are allowed in DCP but they must have a permit and be leashed. Dogs are not allowed on cross-country ski trails.