Keep up with announcements, news, and highlights from the Foundation through our periodic newsletters, available for viewing and download here.
Check out the most recent Foundation for Dane County Park newsletter to learn more about accessibility in the parks!
Check out the most recent Foundation for Dane County Park newsletter to learn about our impact this past year.
The Foundation welcomes new board members and our new Parks Director, opens its grant cycle, and provides updates on the Centro Hispano Junior Naturalists program and the Ho-Chunk Nation Youth Program.
The Foundation celebrates 30 years of the Parks Volunteer program, welcomes the new Volunteer Coordinator, provides updates on new accessible piers projects, announces 2021 grantees, and highlights collaborative projects between friends groups and the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Thank you to the many donors and volunteers who helped make 2021 a successful year for the Foundation!
The Foundation for Dane County Parks gives an update on the Lewis E-way restoration, spotlights The Jenni & Kyle Foundation, announces the 2021 Parks Passport and discusses the important work of partner group Access Ability Wisconsin.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks announces a celebration of retired Parks Director Darren Marsh, updates to the Legacy Trees program, a report on the Junior Naturalist program, a Healthy Parks Healthy You COVID-19 vaccination event held in May, and welcomes a new staff member.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks announces programming for its Healthy Parks, Healthy You partnership, recognizes the achievements of Dane County Parks staff Darren Marsh and Joleen Stinson, announces new board member Dan Miller and its 2020 grant recipients, and spotlights the support of volunteers Gary Werner and Melanie Lord.
Despite the many changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation is proud to have accomplished many things in 2020.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks announces its new website www.foundationfordanecountyparks.org through a HackingKindness partnership with Acumium, previews the “Healthy Parks, Healthy You” initiative, gives an update of the E-Way Exhibit model, shares a collaborative Legacy Forest project with Madison Community Foundation, highlights the Anderson Park Friends for their Endowment grant work, spotlights Neil Heinen for his support, gets a fall update from Parks Director Darren Marsh, and illustrates how parks sustain us during difficult times.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks shares examples of how the community is reaping benefits of our parks during the pandemic, welcomes two new staff members, makes a statement of solidarity against racism, highlights the Friends of Stewart Park for their Endowment grant work, spotlights the Erdmans for their support, thanks seven families for memorial gifts, and gets a summer update from Parks Director Darren Marsh.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks highlights the importance of nature and parks for our well-being during crisis, welcomes two new directors, remembers Dan Wisniewski, announces capacity-building grants, recaps the Volunteer Networking Summit, shares why Mad City Dream Homes supports our work, and gets an update on the 2020 Endowment grants.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks thanks supporters of the fall fundraising event that celebrates Bill Lunney’s conservation legacy, announces the 50th anniversary of the E-Way, highlights the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited grant work, and spotlights Michael and Jeanne Mraz for their support.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks invites the community to attend the retirement celebration of Park Commission Chair Bill Lunney, highlights the naming of William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park, announces the 2019 Endowment grant recipients, and encourages supporters to donate and volunteer.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks announces its name change, promotes spring volunteer opportunities, thanks Diane Ballweg for her support, introduces the accessible piers project, describes the Legacy Society, and announces the 2019 Endowment grant deadline.
The Friends of Dane County Parks highlights three parks to view fall colors, thanks attendees of the Parks and Trails Unite Festival, recaps the Dane County Board meeting at Indian Lake County Park, announces the Lewis E-Way award, and encourages supporters to donate to help the Endowment reach $500,000.
The Friends of Dane County Parks introduces the Endowment, invites the community to attend and volunteer at the Parks and Trails Unite Festival, and includes a list of health benefits of parks and trails.
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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