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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Public Hearing on Proposed 2020 Dane County Parks Fee Increases

September 13, 2019
Darren Marsh (608) 224-3766
Land & Water Resources

Public Hearing on Proposed 2020 Dane County Parks Fee Increases


MADISON, WI –September 13, 2019 - The Dane County Park Commission will hold a public hearing regarding proposed 2020 park fee increases. The hearing will take place on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Lyman Anderson Conservation Center, 5201 Fen Oak Drive Madison, WI 53718. If you are unable to make this meeting, feedback, and/or questions can be sent to, or mailed to the Dane County Park office at 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Room 208, Madison, WI  53718.


The Dane County Park Commission sets the fee structure for services provided in Dane County Parks.  Each year, the fees are evaluated and adjusted in order to offset operational and maintenance costs associated with the various park activities.  Last year, the Park Commission elected not to raise permit fees. This year, modest increases in a few service areas have been proposed, including the special event application fee and alcohol permits.


A complete list of the current and proposed 2020 park fees is available by visiting:


Permits are available online at, by calling (608) 224-3730 or at the

Parks office located at 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Room 208, Monday through Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm.

For more information, please contact Dane County Parks at (608) 244-3766 or visit the parks website at


About Dane County Parks

Dane County Parks offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast and natural environments for quiet getaways or special events.  Dane County Parks takes an active role to enhance and preserve the county’s finest natural resources.