News as of 01/11/22
Doggy Play Day (Rescheduled)
January 13th, 2022, from 2-4 p.m.
804 Union Road, Oregon WI 53575
Join APF and the Healthy Parks Healthy You partnership for a celebration of National Walk Your Dog Month at the brand new Anderson County Park Dog Park! This is the eighth dog park within Dane County Parks and has 35 acres of trails and open space for you and your dogs!
The Healthy Parks Healthy You team and Anderson Park Friends will be on-site talking about the health benefits of getting out to walk your dog, handing out goodies and prizes, and even giving away some 2022 Dog Park Permits! Join us for an afternoon of fun and check out the new park.
Throughout the month of January, anyone who posts a picture of their dog at the Dane County Park page on Instagram and tags it with #HPHY will be entered to win a 2022 Dog Park permit as well!
Healthy Parks Healthy You is a partnership between the Foundation for Dane County Parks, Dean Health Plan, SSM Health, and Dane County Parks aimed at promoting the connection between health and nature in the Dane County Parks System.
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Anderson Farm Center
Latest News: Anderson Park Friends, Inc. and the farm center was featured in the December 3rd edition of the Isthmus Magazine. Click Here for more information.
A complete report on the fundraising activities related to the Irrigation System project will be provided in January 2022. Thank you to the over 30 people and families that donated so generously to the project and Anderson Park Friends, Inc.
2021 Food Pantry Garden
The Food Pantry Garden produced over 3,400 pounds of produce. The vegetables were donated to the Oregon Area Food Pantryd, Belleville Food Pantry, Badger Praire Needs Network (Verona) and Little John's Kitchen. We also want to recognize Jung’s Garden Center, K & A Greenhouse, and Fitchburg Farms for their donations to the pantry garden. It is appreciated and very timely.. Plans for 2022 will be completed by January 30, 2022.
Dog Park Update
The dog park is open for use by the public at 804 Union Road, Oregon, WI.
The dog park has an area for large dogs and one for small dogs. Parking is available. The vault toilet is functional. The electric car charging station is functional (sorry bikes can't charge at this station). The is no fee for charging. Kiosks went in on November 18th. Gates were done last week. Some additional signs will be installed soon.
Don't forget to buy your dog park permit. Permits are available at a fee station next to the vault toilet. For more information about a permit to use the dog park, click here.
Access the dog park by biking or walking south from South Main Street, Village of Oregon, on the asphalt bike path. Car access is available from 804 Union Road.
Click here for the "official" Dane County press release.
Anderson Farm County Park was established in 2014 and is a passive recreation park in the Dane County Parks system. The park is approximately 310 acres and is a mix of woodland, prairies, and agricultural fields. Other features include rain and pollinator gardens as well as a bluebird trail.
The park is located at:
Forest Parking: 914 Union Road
Dog Park Parking: 804 Union Road
(Town of Oregon; south of the village of Oregon)
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
The park is named after the Lyman F. Anderson Family farmstead that was founded at the site in 1886. Lyman F. Anderson, who passed away in 2005, was a former County Board Supervisor and served in the Wisconsin State Legislature.
There is a network of woodland trails on the north end of the Park, including a 1-mile hiking trail through the Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods. The woods and five acres of prairie (next to the forest) can be accessed from a parking area off Union Road. Visitors can also walk along the turf trails that border the agricultural fields.
A 35-acre dog park is accessible (with a permit) from 804 Union Road. The dog park includes areas for large and small dogs. An electrical charging station and a vault toilet are available. An additional features include a 7,000 native plant drainage basin and a 10 tree community orchard.
Anderson Park Friends, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization working with the Dane County Parks Division to develop, protect, preserve, and enhance beautiful Anderson Farm County Park. The park is in Phase 1 of the master plan. Our organization is comprised of over 210 members living in Oregon, Brooklyn, and the surrounding townships-Towns of Oregon, Rutland, and Dunn.
The development of the park has a Master Plan. Click here to read the Master Plan.
Roe Parker, President
1560 Partridge Hill Drive
Oregon, WI 53575