Interested in leaving a legacy in the Dane County Parks?
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Healthy Parks, Healthy You connects the community with better mental and physical health through use of the beautiful Dane County Parks system. Healthy Parks, Healthy You focuses on increasing accessibility, diversity, and use of the parks through engaging, family-focused, free events, resources, and programming. This partnership began in 2021 and is between the Foundation for Dane County Parks, SSM Health, Dean Health Plan for Medica, and Dane County Parks.

In 2023, Healthy Parks Healthy You supported youth programming in the parks, purchased an all-terrain wheelchair, and participated in numerous park events to educate visitors on the health benefits of spending time in nature. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn about upcoming Healthy Parks, Healthy You events.

Healthy Parks, Healthy You is also responsible for the Dane County Parks Passport. Check out the Parks Passport blog post for instructions to enter your completed passport for the chance to win prizes.

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.