Anderson Park Friends, Inc. is partnering with Dane County Parks (DCP) and Rooted to create a “large-size” garden opportunity for interested individuals, churches, nonprofits, and/or businesses. Interested organizations can apply now to be considered for one of the plots. Certain limitations will apply during this 2020 pilot project. Click here for more information!. Act before April 27, 2020.
Anderson Farm County Park was established in 2014 and is the newest 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:
914 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 portable toilet is available at the parking area off Union Road.
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 members living in the Oregon, Wisconsin area.
Please come out and spend some time hiking along the trail system through the Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods. The trail system is over 1 mile in total length. Please feel free to print out a trail map and bring it along with you.
Our members have been instrumental in starting the development of the park.
Read about our latest news (new tractor) in the Oregon Observer.
Roe Parker, President
1560 Partridge Hill Drive
Oregon, WI 53575