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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, October 8, 2022
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Owen

    Insect Super-Powers with Marj Rhine ~ 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 the Friends of Owen Conservation Park. Free, family-friendly guided nature … Read more

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Turville Point

    Fall Trees at Turville with Sean Gere ~ 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 … Read more

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Conservation Park Tour | Cherokee Marsh, North

    The final Conservation Park Tour of the 2022 season culminates in the largest of our conservation parks. Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, with its three separate and unique units, is nearly 1,000 acres in total. For this walking tour, we'll explore the North Unit. Arguably the most popular of the 21 designated conservation parklands. Much progress has been made in recent years in restoring oak … Read more

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Edna Taylor

    Fall Comings & Goings with Julie Melton ~  Join a naturalist for an easy family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way. Walks through the Edna Taylor Conservation Park are held on the 4th Saturday, 10-11:30am of each month and begin at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive. Meet … Read more

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Hayrides & Hikes

    Tour Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park - North Unit aboard a tractor-pulled hay wagon, take a short guided hike, or do both! Plus enjoy free hot cider, a campfire, and marshmallows to roast on the fire. Hayrides are $3/person (Free for children 2 and under). Volunteers from the Friends of Cherokee Marsh lead free, short nature hikes. No reservations needed; visit any time from 1 pm to 3:30 … Read more



A Conservation Tour Group

Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit

Owen Park in Fall

Edna Taylor Conservation Park