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Dane County Parks

Picnic Areas

Food tastes better outdoors - picnic in the woods, dine next to a meadow of flowers, or gather friends and family for a special reunion at a shelter. Picnic areas and tables are available at most county recreation parks.

The park system offers 27 shelters with open areas that may be reserved for family get-togethers, company picnics, receptions, and other events. Shelter facilities range from modern sites that accommodate large groups to small, rustic shelters perfect for family picnics. Many shelters include restroom facilities, electricity, fireplaces, outdoor grills, and have playground equipment nearby. Shelters are open for use on a first-come first-served basis unless reserved.

Search for parks with "Shelters", "Picnic Areas with Outdoor Grills", or other features on our Park Search webpage.