Time to fit in one last round of your favorite summer activities before fall arrives! Each month, the Healthy Parks Healthy You initiative features 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. In September, you can visit the StoryWalk featuring The Napping House by Audrey Wood, at Brigham County Park.
If you visit any of the Dane County Parks in September, share a picture from your visit on Facebook or Instagram (make sure your post audience is set to 'public') by September 30th, using #HPHY or #HealthyParksHealthyYou for a chance to win a gift card!
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This 232-acre park provides a panoramic view of the Wisconsin River Valley. Park features include a group camp area, a 23unit rustic campground, two shelter facilities, picnic area, play equipment, nature trail through a maple woods, and hiking trails.
Activities: Camping, hiking, fall colors
Story Walk: The Napping House by Audrey Wood (available until September 30)
This 117-acre outdoor museum representing local farm life during the 1920-30's features a 10-acreprairie restoration, farmstead, and the Center for Rural History. The park is open year round for social or professional gatherings and is great for snowshoeing and hiking.
Activities: Hiking, farmstead
This 422-acre park boasts three shelters, play equipment, hiking trails, a canoe/kayak launch, cross-country ski trails, a sledding hill (near shelter #3), a natural playground (near shelter#2) and prairie restorations. There are also extensive mountain bike trails which are built and maintained by volunteers.
Activities: Mountain biking*, hiking
The 328-acre park is a unit of the Capital Springs Recreation Area and has a campground, three shelter facilities, play equipment, barrier-free boat launch (with a fish cleaning facility), group camping area, wildlife pond, observation tower, two paved bicycle/pedestrian trails, and hiking.
Activities: Dog park*, lake access*, hiking, plowed asphalt bike trail
*Permit required. Dogs are allowed in Dane County Parks but they must have a permit and be leashed.