Project updates, messages from our board and staff, park and supporter spotlights, and other news.
Visit at least five recreation parks and submit your passport by December 31, 2023. Winners will be selected quarterly to win a $50 gift card.
The Foundation for Dane Parks had the honor of helping dedicate the new accessible fishing pier at Salmo Pond County Park on Black Earth Creek in memory of our colleague Dan Wisniewski.
Friends groups at McCarthy Park and Capital Springs Recreation Area have collaborated with the Ho-Chunk Nation on various educational and interpretive projects in the parks.
In February 2022, the Foundation co-sponsored a series of training workshops to build capacity among Dane County Parks volunteers and Friends Groups.
The Foundation is happy to announce the nine projects that received Endowment grant funding during the 2021 grant cycle.
Have you visited any of the featured Dane County Parks for November? Check them out!
Explore the Dane County Parks system with the new Parks Passport! Visit five or more Dane County Parks and you can enter to win prizes!
Check out the Healthy Parks Healthy You featured parks for June and all the summer activities available in Dane County Parks!
After Parks Director Darren Marsh announced his retirement in April, the Foundation's Board of Directors passed a resolution of appreciation in his honor.
Foundation President Bill Lunney shares some of the Foundation's recent accomplishments, thanks Parks Director Darren Marsh for his work, and look towards upcoming Foundation and Parks anniversaries.
If April showers bring May flowers, then it's the perfect time to look for wildflowers in the county parks!
Gary Werner and Melanie Lord have been active volunteers in the county parks for many years, and enjoy the connections to people and the parks system that volunteering creates.
Spring weather is here, offering a perfect opportunity to explore one of the Healthy Parks, Healthy You featured parks for the month of April!
Check out the featured parks for March, as part of the Healthy Parks, Healthy You partnership.
Learn about the winter activities some of the County Parks offer and enter our contest to win prizes!
The Healthy Parks Healthy You featured parks for January 2021
Board President Bill Lunney reflects on the Foundation's accomplishments from the past year.
The restoration and interpretation of the E-Way model built by Professor Phil Lewis and his students is expected to be restored and displayed at the Lussier Family Heritage Center this winter.
Dane County Parks Director Darren Marsh shares news about staff hiring efforts, a new ecommerce site, volunteers, and projects regarding parks, trails, and accessible piers.
Neil Heinen, who recently retired from WISC-TV and Madison Magazine as editorial director, has highlighted the Foundation many times in his work over the years, and he shares with us why he continues to support the parks.
As we celebrate our 85 years of success with Dane County Parks, we are mindful of the need to plan for our future.
Approximately 60 Dane County Parks staff, Foundation for Dane County Parks members, and Park Friends and Partners group members attended the Dane County Parks Volunteer Networking Summit on March 7, 2020, at Lussier Family Heritage Center.
Dane County Parks Director Darren Marsh shares an update about park plans during the pandemic, including accessible piers.
We are honored to have received memorials from these seven families.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on how truly important natural spaces like Dane County Parks are for our health and well-being.
Foundation supporters Dan and Natalie Erdman enjoy exploring Dane County Parks and seeing the transformation in nearby Pheasant Branch Conservancy thanks to the support of volunteers.
The Foundation for Dane County Parks gives an update on the 2020 grant cycle.