by Laura Kocum
on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 10:25am.
Have you been cross-country skiing this winter? Have you taken a horseback ride on an Equestrian trail? Brought your dog to enjoy a dog park? Our neighborhoods make our community stronger, and parks play a vital role in improving our quality of life. In Dane County we're blessed with an elaborate park systems for all to enjoy, with more new projects on the horizon.
This year, the Dane County Parks system will open a floating boardwalk that will connect the Capitol Bike Trail and the Lower Yahara River Trail. The trail provides beautiful scenery and a unique way to travel from Stoughton to the State Capitol. The trail includes the shores of Lake Kegonsa, the Yahara River and Lake Waubesa. This is just one example of the sizable park systems in the county.
The Dane County Parks Department manages all of the following:
The Dane County Parks Department maintains these parks using county funds. But support for projects to enhance the parks and offer education comes from a non-profit endowment. The Friends of Dane County Parks Endowment is working to create a fund that will benefit the parks system by using the interest from the endowment to sponsor special events, provide resources to help volunteers and to promote education within the parks. The endowment is managed through the Madison Community Foundation.
We are pleased to partner with the Dane County Parks Endowment. Next Thursday (February 2nd), please join us at the Great Dane in Fitchburg from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. We'll celebrate Ground Hog's Day, hope for an early spring, and enjoy drinks and appetizers provided by the Mad City Dream Homes team. For each person that joins us, we will donate $10 to the Dane County Parks Endowment. Bring your friends and family, and while you're there, ask any questions you have about real estate in 2017.