The Land & Water Resources Department works on a variety of projects to protect and improve natural resources and to increase access to and use of public lands. This webpage displays information about significant, in-progress projects and includes a locator map and links to project details below the map. Projects can be filtered by the categories below. Check back often to stay up-to-date on active projects.
We also have many other ongoing restoration projects throughout the park system not listed below. Visit our Natural Areas Program webpage for more information and an interactive map.
Stabilize eroding streambanks and incorporate flood mitigation solutions and in-stream habitat where practical.
Installation of a new accessible kayak launch.
Development of segment of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail from I-90 bridge in Madison to the existing Glacial Drumlin Trail Trailhead in the Village of Cottage Grove.
Reconstruction of Tennis and Basketball courts at Goodland County Park.
Remove invasive species and restore oak savanna habitat.
Property planning process has begun.
The innovative "Suck the Muck" project will remove phosphorus-laden sediment from streambeds within the Yahara River Watershed.
Development of Phase 2 of the trail from Fish Camp County Park to Lake Kegonsa State Park and Williams Drive.
Development of a new timber frame park shelter, paved parking lot, drinking fountain and accessible playground.
Upgrades to retaining wall and seawall and implementing the second phase of pathway improvements along the lagoon.
The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is planning Phase 2 of their relief force main that will transport wastewater from Verona.
Development of a paved shared-use trail through Governor Nelson State Park.
Improve water quality, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation.
Remove invasive species and restore the park to historical natural resource communities.
Installation of floating fishing pier and pathway improvements.
Dane County Parks in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Town of Dunn are planning for a shared-use trail through Capital Springs Centennial State Park (WI DNR).
Multiphase project to reduce flooding and improve water flow in the Yahara Lakes.