parks

DNR checks state park trees twice a year

State parks directors: Devil's Lake trees inspected earlier this spring

Kevin Spahr, the father of a 10-year-old killed by a fallen tree at Devil's Lake State Park over the weekend, said he had little time to process the situation and protect his little girl.

Head of Madison parks steps down

Kevin Briski accepts Parks and Recreation director job in Florida

The head of Madison's Parks Division is stepping down after nearly six years as the superintendent.

Some Dane Co. parks may be closed due to warming weather

Closures protect land from damage due to soft ground caused by spring thaw

Some county parks may be temporarily closed during the next several weeks because the warmer weather might leave parks susceptible to damage due to the soft ground, according to a release.

Area snowmobile trails close Sunday

Weekend temperatures to melt several inches of snow from earlier this week

A Dane County Parks official says area snowmobile trails will close Sunday morning.

Neil Heinen: Support Dane County Parks

By Neil HeinenI was never a dog person. There were no dogs in the house when I was growing up. Any mention of a pet elicited the same response from our father: "You have ten brothers and sisters. You don't…

DNR launches park plumbing review

Agency aims to improve water efficiency

The state Department of Natural Resources has launched a review of water use at Peninsula State Park as part of a project designed to help improve water efficiency across the state park system.

Nine Madison ice rinks could close this year

Costs too high to maintain rinks

The city of Madison's budget makes cuts that some neighborhood leaders said would cut a frequently-used resource. Nine city ice rinks would close under Mayor Paul Soglin's proposed operating budget just two years after volunteers in some neighborhoods stepped up to cut the costs.

Nine Madison ice rinks could close this year

Costs too high to maintain rinks

The city of Madison's budget makes cuts that some neighborhood leaders said would cut a frequently-used resource. Nine city ice rinks would close under Mayor Paul Soglin's proposed operating budget just two years after volunteers in some neighborhoods stepped up to cut the costs.

Stolen parks division truck found in Milwaukee

Truck was being used to collect recyclable materials

A city of Madison Parks Division truck that was stolen in the State Street area Wednesday afternoon was found later that evening in Milwaukee, according to Madison police.

Stolen parks division truck found in Milwaukee

Truck was being used to collect recyclable materials

A city of Madison Parks Division truck that was stolen in the State Street area Wednesday afternoon was found later that evening in Milwaukee, according to Madison police.