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Conservation Park Events

Conservation staff and volunteers host a number of events, workshops and projects throughout the year, including guided nature walks April through October.

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Conservation Park Tour | Owen

    As we continue to celebrate 50 years of conservation parks in Madison, the work of yesterday, today and tomorrow shines at Owen. Active management now extends throughout the entire park, supporting the continued development and sustainability of diverse native plant communities and the wide array of wildlife that depend on them.  A new group of volunteers is helping to bring the Conservation … Read more

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Conservation Park Tour | Turville Point

    Renewed efforts have begun to restore and stabilize the oak woodlands of this former farmstead known today as Turville Point Conservation Park.  Using a combination of techniques, Parks staff and volunteers continue to restore and maintain the habitat.   Conservation Park Tours are staff-guided, approx. 90-minute walks are held seasonally at various conservation parks on the 2nd Wednesday, May … Read more

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Conservation Park Tour | Prairie Ridge

    Walk with Parks conservation staff to see the remnant and restored prairie and woodland, which lives up to its name. Prairie Ridge Conservation Park is nearly 49 acres and features steep prairies, also known as goat prairies - as only goats would be able to traverse this steep slope.   Conservation Park Tours are staff-guided, approx. 90-minute walks are held seasonally at various conservation … Read more

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Conservation Park Tour | Cherokee Marsh, North

    The final Conservation Park Tour of the 2022 season culminates in the largest of our conservation parks. Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, with its three separate and unique units, is nearly 1,000 acres in total. For this walking tour, we'll explore the North Unit. Arguably the most popular of the 21 designated conservation parklands. Much progress has been made in recent years in restoring oak … Read more

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A Conservation Tour Group

Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit

Owen Park in Fall

Edna Taylor Conservation Park