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Dane County Office of Workforce & Economic Development

Quality of Life

Parks, libraries, concerts, lakes, art, sports — Dane County is home to a diverse array of people with different passions and needs. From education to recreation, healthcare to tourism, the Office of Workforce & Economic Development is focused on continuing efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life for all of our residents, workers, and visitors.
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EDUCATION

ARTS & CULTURE

RECREATION

Dane County Parks

Dane County has over 5,000 acres of parks and open spaces.

Biking

Often referred to as "the biking capital of the Midwest," Dane County offers some of the best bike routes in Wisconsin.

Winter Recreation

Dane County offers outdoor recreation year-round with exciting winter sports from cross country skiing, to ice fishing and snowmobiling.

Dog Parks

With seven total – and counting – Dane County was one of the first park systems in the nation to offer dog parks.

Fishing

Home to beautiful lakes and streams full of fish, Dane County has nationally recognized trout fishing and more.

Disc Golf

Dane County is home to two beautiful courses for this popular sport.

University of Wisconsin Badgers Sports

A member of the Big Ten Conference, UW-Madison offers 22 varsity sports, 11 men's and 11 women's teams.

Madison Mallards Baseball

Part of the Northwoods League, the Madison Mallards are a summer Collegiate Minor League Baseball team. A night out at the "Duck Pond" is guaranteed fun.

HOSPITALS & CLINICS

American Family Children's Hospital

Dean Clinics

Saint Mary's

UnityPoint Health

Soughton Hospital

UW Hospital & Clinics

HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

Dean Health Plan, Inc.

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Quartz Insurance

COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS

Dane County Health Rankings Report

TOURISM

 

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau (CBV)

615 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-2537
info@visitmadison.com