Madison: No Permit Required January 21 and 22
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Madison Parks, in collaboration with Dane County Parks is offering a permit-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, 2023. Permits are typically required for dogs in parks, designated cross-country ski trails, accessing the lakes and disc golfing. This weekend, enjoy these activities for free!

Dogs in Parks
In addition to nine off-leash dog parks, a dog permit is required for all leashed dogs in parks where allowed. After several weeks of closures for the smaller dog parks, all off-leash dog parks are now open.

Lake Access
Madison offers numerous opportunities for ice fishing. Several lake sites offer easy access and parking. This weekend is also the Wisconsin DNR's Free Fishing Weekend.

Cross-Country Ski

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Madison Parks offers seven designated ski trails, with three requiring a ski permit.

Disc Golf
Hiestand Park disc golf course reopened on Friday, just in time for the free weekend!

Winter Fun in Madison Parks
Winter recreation this season has been slow to start. Just a couple of the ice rinks are open for the weekend. Sadly, most remain closed due to the lack of ice depth. All designated ski trails are currently open and ungroomed due to the snow conditions. The sledding hill at Elver Park remains closed.

Elver Park
The staffed warming shelter at Elver Park will be open Friday-Sunday offering classic skis, ice skates and snowshoes for rent. Hours are subject to change.
  • Friday, January 20: 4-8pm
  • Saturday, January 21: 12-8pm
  • Sunday, January 22: 12-6pm

Groove & Glide

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Join us for music and fun at Olbrich Park on Friday, January 20, 6-8pm.

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike
Join Madison Parks & partners on Saturday, January 21, 6-8pm at Warner Park!

Winter Clothing Drive
Donate your new and gently used winter clothing through Sunday, January 29! Madison Parks, in partnership with the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC), is collecting winter clothing at select locations, including Madison Parks Central Office, 330 E. Lakeside St.

Madison Parks is a division of the City of Madison with 270+ parks and nearly 6,000 acres to explore through hiking, golfing, swimming, skating, skiing and more! MADISON PARKS is yours to explore.

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