2021 Annual Membership Meeting-September 15, 2021
Jay Bonnell was elected to the At-large position on the Board and will serve a 3-year term.
Click here for the 2021 Annual report to members. Be sure to click on the Accomplishments sign at the end of the PowerPoint File.
Prairie Seed Collection
APF members and community volunteers are invited to join the Dane County Park's Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Spring and early summer blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking! Seeds will be used for planting more prairies in 2022. This is a tremendous "hands-on" learning experience as you work side by side with professional naturalists
Events will be held by Dane County Parks and Anderson Park Friends, Inc.
Click here to go to the Dane County Event calendar to learn about upcoming events.
2021 Food Pantry Garden
It's harvest time in the garden. Produce is provided to the Oregon, Belleville, and Verona pantries. Volunteers are needed to harvest and get ready for next year.
Click here to volunteer for the garden. Join Us!
Donations are needed to meet our goal of $2,000. Go to the APF Member & Donation page. Select the other category and indicate a donation with your credit card.
We want to recognize Jung’s Garden Center and K & A Greenhouse for their donations to the pantry garden. It is appreciated and very timely. Other donations are still needed.
Dog Park & New Bike Path
We are proud to announce the upcoming grand opening of the dog park. The bike path is now open. The grand opening will be on October 14th at 804 Union Road, Oregon, WI 53575. Click here to read the plan used to develop the dog park.
Anderson Farm Center
The farm center consists of 23 community gardens, including the food pantry garden. Expansion plans include market garden growers who are interested in leasing 2 to 5 acres. In 2021, we reached an important milestone with the installation of an agricultural well. Our goal for 2022 is the installation of a $20,000 irrigation system. Click here to read the Center's Strategic Concepts document.
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:
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.
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