Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Public Information Meeting for Phase Two Lower Yahara River Trail

January 02, 2020
Chris James
Land & Water Resources


Chris James, Dane County Parks



Public Information Meeting for Phase Two Lower Yahara River Trail


MADISON, WI – January 2, 2020: Dane County Parks will host a public information meeting regarding planning and design for Phase Two of the Lower Yahara River Trail. The meeting will take place on January 15th, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Town of Pleasant Springs Town Hall, 2354 CTH N, Stoughton, WI 53589.


Dane County Parks retained the Madison-based consulting firm KL Engineering Inc. in March of 2019 to conduct environmental review, topographic survey, design and engineering for the proposed segment of trail extending between Fish Camp County Park and Lake Kegonsa State Park. Dane County Parks is also coordinating with the Wisconsin DNR on planning for additional trail through Lake Kegonsa State Park to Williams Drive in the Town of Pleasant Springs.


“We are extremely excited about the outdoor recreation opportunities that will be made possible when this next phase of the trail is completed. Phase One of the Lower Yahara River Trail has become one of the most popular off-road trails in Dane County,” said County Executive Joe Parisi.


Planning for Phase Two of the trail is anticipated to be completed by fall of 2020. The construction schedule of the trail will be contingent upon obtaining necessary permit approvals and availability of funds.


If you are unable to make this meeting, feedback and questions can be sent to:, or by mail to Chris James, c/o Dane County Parks,  5201 Fen Oak Drive, Room 208, Madison, WI  53718.