Office of Workforce
   & Economic Development
Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive
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Parks & Nature

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


Often referred to as "the biking capital of the midwest", Dane county offers excellent opportunities for biking.
Dane County Map for Bicyclists

Winter Recreation

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

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

Home to beautiful lakes and streams full of fish, Dane County is home is nationally recognized trout fishing and more.
Fishing Resources

Disc Golf
Dane County is home to many beautiful courses for this popular sport.
Disc Golf Courses

Spectator Sports

University of Wisconsin Badgers
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 Baseball team. A night out at the "Duck Pond" is guaranteed fun.