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, December 28, 2019
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor Conservation Park area, December 28

    Winter is Here with Julie Melton ~ Join Master Naturalist Julie Melton for a family-friendly holiday hike on beautiful nature trails at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and through the ponds and woodlands of Edna Taylor Conservation Park on Madison's southeast side. Let's see what's stirring and look for signs of critters.  What kind of nature presents are waiting under the trees? Enjoy a bit of … Read more

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    4:30pm to 8:00pm

    Candlelit Snowshoe Hike

    Hundreds of softly glowing lights illuminate the trails through the trails of Edna Taylor Conservancy and Woodland Park beginning at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center (330 Femrite Drive). Snowshoe or hike and enjoy a roaring bonfire outside and activities inside of Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Event Notes & Tips • All ages are welcome. • FREE parking at Ahuska Park (400 E. Broadway) and FREE … Read more

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Candlelight Walk at Cherokee Marsh

    Tour Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit by candlelight, then warm up with hot cocoa by the fire. Bring your own snowshoes or wear appropriate winter footwear.  Three lighted loops All ages are welcome Walk at your own pace The event is sponsored by the Friends of Cherokee Marsh and will take place with or without snow cover. The event may be canceled or rescheduled if trail … Read more



A Conservation Tour Group

Owen Park in Fall