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Some Dane County parks could temporarily close due to early spring warmup

MADISON, Wis. - An early spring warmup could cause some Dane County parks to close. 

Officials with the Dane County Parks department are monitoring conditions of parks as temperatures warm up and snow starts to melt. Dane County Parks Director Darren Marsh said the warmer weather will also bring out ground frost, making park lands susceptible to damage. 

Officials said anyone visiting the parks should stay on hard-surfaced pathways and roads. This helps the department reduce costs of maintaining park grounds the rest of the year.

Marsh said the ground will firm up after a few rounds of spring rains and drying winds. 

Parks officials said they will begin controlled burns once more snow melts. The burns will also close the parks temporarily. 

People looking to visit Dane County parks should visit the Parks department website at www.danecountyparks.com. 

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