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Central Park
East Wilson between Brearly and Baldwin

New urban park with open space, amphitheater, pavilion, with a skatepark and playground yet to be developed. park
Quarry Ridge Recreation Area
2740 Fitchrona Rd., Fitchburg

53-acre Fitchburg park with off-road bicycling, hiking, shelter, restrooms, picnic tables. park
Lake Farm County Park

Take South Towne Drive south to Lake Farm Road. park offleashdogpark
Badger Prairie County Park
East of Verona at Hwy. PB and Hwy. 18/151

Large off-leash area; puppy area. park offleashdogpark
Capital Springs State Recreation Area
3101 Lake Farm Rd.
Includes Lake Farm County Park, Capital Springs Disc Golf Course, Monona Conservancy Wetlands, MMSD Wildlife Observation Area, Nine Springs E-way, Nevin Fish Hatchery, Jenni and Kyle Preserve, Cap City bicycle trail and Lussier Family Heritage Center. park parents activities
Blue Mound
4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, 53517
Hiking and mountain biking trails, swimming pool, camping. On the Military Ridge bike trail. park swimming pool parents activities summer
Olbrich Park
3527 Atwood Ave., 53704

Beach, boat launch. Tennis, soccer, sand volleyball, basketball, softball. park beach, boatlaunch,
Friends of Cherokee Marsh
PO Box 3390, 53704
Works to protect, preserve and restore the beauty, value and health of Cherokee Marsh and the upper Yahara River watershed. Guided tours, field work, and other activities. park environment conservation
Brittingham Park
401 W. Shore Dr., 53715

Tiny area for urban pooches. park dogpark
Indian Lake
Hwy. 19 near Hwy. K

Located northwest of Middleton. Fine paths and a small lake in this scenic area near the Ice Age Trail. park dogpark offleashdogpark
Quarry Park
3102 Stevens St., 53705

16.9 acres of urban jungle open to mountain biking and folks with dogs. park
UW-Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Hwy., 53711
Features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. 1,260 acres with trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. park naturalarea
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Campus, off University Bay Drive
Three hundred acres of woods, prairie and wetlands along the shores of Lake Mendota on the UW-Madison campus featuring Picnic Point, the Lakeshore Path and Indian mounds. To reserve a fire ring at Picnic Point, contact Campus Event Services at 608-262-2511. campus park picnicpoint
Lake Kegonsa
2405 Door Creek Rd., Stoughton, 53589
Camping, hiking, x-country skiing, fishing. park parents activities
Governor Nelson
5140 Hwy. M, Waunakee, 53597
View of Capitol across Lake Mendota, effigy mounds, prairie and savanna restorations. Boat launch, swimming beach with separate pet swimming area, hiking and ski trails. Sailboat House rents sailboats, canoes and kayaks, 608-849-9200. park beach parents activities
McKee Farms Park
Off Hwy PD (McKee Rd.), Fitchburg
Shelter, soccer fields, tennis courts, volleyball, dream playground, splash pad. fitchburg park playground parents activities
Governor's Island
Cinder Lane

State-owned. Near grounds of the Mendota Mental Health Institute. Fishing and birding spot, walking trails. Dogs allowed on-leash. park
Warner Park
2390 N. Sherman Ave.; 1101 Woodward Dr. (beach), 53704

Off-leash dog exercise area along the lagoon, boat launch, skating, beach, soccer, tennis. Home of the Madison Mallards. Big sledding hill. park beach skating parents activities winter
Vilas Park
702 S. Randall Ave., 53715

Free zoo; playground with an old-woman-who-lived-in-a-shoe slide, carousel in the summer and a sandy beach on a lake that doesn't allow motorboats. park zoo playground parents activities play
Turville Point
1201 Olin Turville Ct., 53715

Prairie, cross-country skiing. park conservationpark
Tenney Park
1440 E. Johnson St. (park); 1254 Sherman Ave. (beach), 53703

Site of the locks. In winter, a popular ice-skating rink on the lagoon. Breakwater, fishing, boat launch, beach. park boatlaunch parents activities winter
Sycamore Park
4517 Sycamore Ave., 53704

Off-leash prairie-type exercise area for dogs. park dogpark
Reindahl Park
1818 Portage Rd., 53703
Shelter, soccer fields, and Madison's only cricket field. Yes, cricket. New splash park opening Aug. 2014. park cricket
Quann Park
204 Bram St., 53713

Off-leash dog exercise area, 12 tennis courts. park dogpark tennis
Owen Conservation Park
6021 Old Sauk Rd., 53705

93 acres, 3.4 miles of trail, prairie, x-country skiing. park conservationpark
Olin Park
1155 Olin-Turville Ct., 53715

Great view of the city. Historic pavilion is rentable and perfect for parties and dances. park beach boatlaunch
Marshall Park
2101 Allen Blvd., Middleton, 53562

Beach, boat launch, sand volleyball. You may think this is in Middleton. But it's not. park beach boatlaunch
Law Park
S. Blair St. and John Nolen Dr., 53703

Boat launch ramps on Lake Monona. park boatlaunch
James Madison
614 E. Gorham St., 53703

Historic boathouse and home to the Gates of Heaven, the fourth-oldest surviving synagogue in the nation (rentable for events). Basketball, volleyball, beach; canoe and kayak rental, 608-261-9252. park beach boatrental
Hoyt Park
3902 Regent St., 53705

Scenic overlook at Sunset Point, 12 restored historic stone fireplaces, hiking trails, two shelters. park
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