Conservation Park Events

Conservation staff and volunteers host a number of events, workshops and projects throughout the year, including guided nature walks April through October.

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing | Edna Taylor area | February 22

    Syrupping Isn't Just With Maples with Alex Singer ~ Take a fun and educational nature walk with Master Naturalist Alex Singer to learn about Maple Syrup and the other trees that have sap rising in spring, and tree nutrient flow in general. Enjoy a mock demonstration of maple syrup extraction. Meeting Location: 330 Femrite Drive, park in the first lot on right, meet at Aldo Leopold Nature Center … Read more

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing | Cherokee Marsh North | March 1

    Cherokee Marsh is Madison’s largest conservation park with three units - North, South and Mendota. Each month, year-round we explore the north unit's beautiful trails through the woodlands, wetlands and restored prairies along the Yahara ‘Catfish’ River. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon Society. Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking lot at the end … Read more

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing | Turville Point | March 8

    Follow rolling hiking paths through the Turville Point Conservation Park woodlands and prairie with beautiful vistas of Lake Monona and Monona Bay. Walks at Turville Point held on the 2nd Sunday every month are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners, Madison Parks, Friends of Olin Turville and Madison Audubon Society. Meet at the Turville Point parking lot, entrance at the E. Olin Ave. … Read more

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing | Owen Conservation Park | March 14

    Explore Owen Conservation Park on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice Age kettle and along restored prairies with beautiful vistas on this high point overlooking the west side of Madison. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society and Owen Conservation Park supporters. Free, family-friendly guided nature walks at Owen Conservation Park are held on … Read more



A Conservation Tour Group

Owen Park in Fall