Anderson Farm County Park is a 300-acre park located at 914 Union Road within the Town of Oregon and on the southern boundary of the Village of Oregon. Both units of government are located in Dane County, Wisconsin. Dane County purchased the initial parcel in 2009 and added land in 2013. Additional land may be added in the future. This map shows the total property that is currently owned by Dane County.
Anderson Park Friends Inc. (APF), established in September 2013, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization working with the Dane County Parks Department to develop, protect, preserve, and enhance beautiful Anderson Farm County Park. The organization is registered with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions as a nonprofit corporation. Click here for a presentation about APF.
It is a membership organization that collaborates with other community organizations and volunteers to plan and conduct projects supporting the development of the park. The elected Board of Directors consists of the following members:
- Roe Parker, President
- Andy Hoernemann, Vice-President / Volunteer Project Coordinator
- Barb Hill, Treasurer
- Nancy Murphy, Secretary
- Sue Eagle, At-Large
The park is open for hiking, bird watching, and snow shoeing in the Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods. In the near future, other components of the park will be made available to the public. An agricultural center, recreational area, dog park, and horse trails will be added in the future.
Dane County collaborated with Patricia Anderson and her family to create a new community park to commemorate former County Board Supervisor Lyman Anderson. He was a farmer active in town, county and state government for over forty-three years. The farm has been in the Anderson family since 1866.
The development of the park will be organized within the framework of the Anderson Farm County Park Master Plan. The Plan was approved by the Dane County Board of Supervisors on December 19, 2013.
Here is the Anderson Park Friends fact sheet.