Anderson Park Friends, Inc.

Upcoming Events

April 1, 2023       9:00 -11:00 a.m.       Dog Park Clean Up Day

April 21, 2023     7:00 – 9:00 a.m.       APF Birdwatching @ Anderson

April 28, 2023     9:00 – 12:30 p.m.     Arbor Day

May 6, 2023       12:00 - 3:00 p.m.       Go Fly a Kite

June 3, 2023       9:00 – 11:30 a.m.     APF Rock Art Walk: Theme-Flowers

Check our calendar and/or Facebook page for more details on these fun events.


2023 Food Pantry Garden

We plant, we grow, we feed!

Now is the time to volunteer for the upcoming 2023 garden. Volunteers are needed. We accmodate groups as well as infividuals. To volunteer, go to our 

in 2022, the APF Food Pantry Garden grew over 3,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Oregon, Belleville, and Badger Prairie Needs Network (Verona) pantries. Key points are as follows:'

  • APF and Rooted (partner) installed a $22,000 irrigation system for our 23 1/4 acre plots
  • APF donated over 150 squash to the  Oregon Food Pantry for 2022 Thanksgiving baskets.
  • Less than perfect vegetables went to Little John's Kitchen for further processing-prepared meals that went to low-income families.
  • St. Maria Goretti's 8th graders helped plant the garden in May 2022.
  • Oregon High School School Girls' Cross County Team provided valuable support by working in the garden during July and August.
  • APF added a "2nd growing season" that started August 1, 2022. 
  • On some days, we were harvesting hundreds of pounds of produce. 

Fairies Are Coming  Back

The fairies have come back to Anderson Farm County Park! They are sitting outside their doors, just waiting for you to come visit with them.

Come out to the park and enjoy the Woodland Fairy Trail filled with 14 fairy doors. Search, spot ‘em, and connect with the fairies to conjure up some magic. 

What is a Fairy Door?

Fairy doors are little doors (art objects). Many are colorful and include small, detailed objects.

Why Fairy Doors at the Park?

It creates an opportunity to engage the whole family ((and kids of all ages) in some exercise. Recent research points out that walking and group activities have been shown to improve stress resilience and lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol.


APF’s 2022’s Report Card.

Looking back, it was another successful year for Anderson Farm County Park.

How did we do it? Our accomplishments are the result of over 3,900 volunteer hours in 2022. A new all-time record.

Click here for the 2022 APF Annual Report.

P.S. 2023 is looking like it will be another great year of fun and growth for the community! Join us again in 2023 by joining or renewing your membership.

Eagle Scout Project


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 & Prairie Parking:             914 Union Road 
- Dog Park Parking:                        804 Union Road
                                                        Oregon, WI 53575

Anderson Farm County Park was established in 2014 and is located just south of the Village of Oregon. The park is approximately 310 acres of woodland, agricultural fields, and restored prairies. The park offers a network of woodland hiking trails through the Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods, a 36 acre off-leash dog park (including a 2.5 acre small dog area) with limestone trails through restored prairie, and community garden plots. A central paved bike trail connects the Dog Park with the Memorial Woods and the Village of Oregon. Hiking trails border agricultural fields throughout the park.

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 also served in the Wisconsin State Legislature.

For more photos of this park, visit our Flickr album.

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 an award winning 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 230 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.

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Roe Parker, President
1560 Partridge Hill Drive
Oregon, WI 53575
[email protected]