Public Lands, Recreation, & Forestry
The new guide is out! We have special events, fun one day programs, guideline information and more! Click the image to the left to read.
We will be conducting prescribed burns today (Wednesday, April 7) at Orchid Heights Park.
Please remember that it is advisable to keep your windows closed during this period to avoid smoke intrusion and make sure that your children and/or pets remain on your property throughout the prescribed burning activities. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Lands main line at (608) 821-8360.
Playgrounds, the skate park, and trails remain open.
Restrooms are available through May 15th at Taylor Park and Lakeview Park. There are port-a-potties along the trail at Orchid Heights Park and at the Skate park. All other restrooms are closed at this time.
You are welcome to continue to enjoy trails and park spaces, including the dog parks. Outdoor recreation in the form of walking, biking, hiking, and running can provide valuable physical and mental health benefits. Basketball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, football, and other sports can be played as long as players are wearing masks.
When using park trails and spaces, please continue to take all possible actions to reduce further spread of COVID-19. Maintain 6 feet of space between yourself and any other people, limit outdoor group size to 50 or less. Wear a mask if you are in a shelter space or if social distancing is not possible. If you do not feel well or someone in your house is sick, please stay home. At the dog park, wear gloves or put a bag over your hand to open and close the gate.
Face coverings must be worn in park shelters and their amenities. This includes wearing a mask to use the restrooms. You are not required to wear a mask on outdoor equipment such as playgrounds.
We encourage anyone out enjoying our public lands to help beautify parks or conservancy areas. Although we typically ask that users stay on the trails, if you are able to safely reach litter you can leave the trail to do so. We thank you in advance for helping us beautify the Good Neighbor City.
Click the image to view the playbill for The Roman Comedies - Mostellaria (A Haunted House), Trinummus (A Three Dollar Day) and Aulularia (A Pot of Gold). The cast and crew are so excited to share their productions with their friends, family and community!You can see the show on our YouTube channel under the playlist " Creative Drama Performances". Another way to view these videos is by copy and pasting this link below!
STORM IMPACTS TO PUBLIC LANDS SYSTEM
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