Supporting your favorite Dane County dog park and Ice Age Trail hiking.
Prairie Moraine Friends support the development and restoration of Prairie Moraine Park, a public park owned and operated by Dane County. Our purpose is to assist Dane County with the maintenance of healthy, safe, and stimulating hiking and dog exercise areas in a natural forest, oak savanna, and prairie community.
We invite businesses and non-profits to show their support for the park and those who love it by joining Prairie Moraine Friends, Inc.
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At 80 acres, Prairie Moraine Park's off-leash dog exercise area is the largest in the county. An extensive network of trails allows for a variety of walks through woods and fields; rolling terrain and steeper hills; on a gravel road, wood-chipped trails, or grassy paths.
The northern half of the park features the Ice Age National Scenic Trail corridor.
Dogs are welcome in this portion of the park as well, but - as part of the Ice Age Trail - they must be kept on leash.
The Trail Ambassador Program is a self-directed effort for volunteers who want to help at the park but have day-to-day scheduling conflicts. “Trail Ambassadors” clean park trails, learn about park resources, and share their knowledge with others.
The 11-acre Oak Savanna restoration project of 2021-22 is the latest in 20 years ongoing work in the park.
So much accomplished! So much fun!
Get an overview of park happenings in 2022.
Includes additional bluebird houses and purchase of two interpretive signs to support community education about the bluebirds that live in the park.
Created in 1994, Prairie Moraine Park was one of the first off-leash dog parks to be established in the U.S.
Check out our pollinator garden, planted in spring of 2020, with over 30 species of Wisconsin wildflowers to support our native pollinators including butterflies, birds, and bees.
Prairie Moraine Friends and other park volunteers work to control invasive species and protect native habitat.
Dane County Parks, Ice Age Trail Alliance, and Prairie Moraine Friends, Inc.
are the three primary partners of Prairie Moraine County Park. Several other businesses and community and nonprofit organizations provide volunteer and in-kind services to enhance one of the most visited parks in the county