Public Hearing on Proposed 2017 Dane County Parks Fee Increases

September 09, 2016
Darren Marsh, Parks Director 608-224-3766 Erika Hotchkiss, Marketing Outreach COordinator 608-212-6358
Land & Water Resources

The Dane County Park Commission will hold a public hearing regarding proposed 2017 Park fee increases on September 14, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd. Madison, WI 53711. 

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 the County Parks.  Each year 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, dog parks, lake access fees, shelter reservations and special event permits.

A complete list of the current and proposed 2017 Park fees are 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 Park website at