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

Public Hearing on Proposed 2015 Dane County Parks Permit Fees

September 17, 2014
Darren Marsh, Parks Director 608-224-3766 Erika Hotchkiss, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator 608-224-3762
Land & Water Resources

The Dane County Park Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2015 Parks Permit Fees at their meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:15 PM in Room 354, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Madison, WI 53703.  The public hearing will begin at 12:30 PM.  If you are unable to make this meeting, the Park Commission will be accepting feedback until their October 1stmeeting.  Feedback, and/or questions may be sent to, or mailed to the Park office at 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Room 208, Madison, WI  53718.           


The Dane County Park Commission has the responsibility to set the fee structure for services provided in the County Parks.  Each year fees are evaluated and adjusted to help offset operational costs.  Parks Director Darren Marsh stated that the proposed 2015 fee changes include some adjustments of fees and policies related to administration of the fees.  The proposed fee increases include adjustments for the Lussier Family Heritage Center with a new weekend package, shelters, camping, aeromodeling, Tenney Lock and violation notices.  There are several fees such as youth group reservation and group camps that are being adjusted to help create a more user-friendly reservation process and reduce administration costs. 


For the entire list of current and proposed park fees, visit the Parks website at


Permits may be purchased in a variety of ways, including online at, by calling the main Parks office at 608-224-3730 or at the County parks.  You may also come to the Parks office at 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Room 208, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 


For additional park and fee information, please contact Dane County Parks at 608-224-3730 or visit the website at