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Edna Taylor Conservation Park

Edna Taylor Conservation Park
Address: 802 Femrite Dr.
Hours: 4:00am - dusk
Park Type: Conservation
Acres: 60.27
Restroom: No
Drinking Water: No

Park Details

A glacial drumlin rising above a broad ribbon of marsh forms the backbone of this southeast Madison Park.  On-going projects are oak savanna and wetland restorations.  Nearby Glendale School and Aldo Leopold Nature Center use the park extensively for environmental education. 

Celebrate 50 years of conservation parks in Madison, view the Edna Taylor Conservation Park video

Help us identify plant species found at Edna Taylor Conservation Park. We welcome your help in verifying and updating this list. Feel free to send us any notes or information you may have about the plant community at Edna Taylor, including the dates you observe the different species to

Features 1.4 miles of trails and a boardwalk.

Park Highlights

Bird & Nature Adventures: Explore this park with a FREE, guided nature walk offered monthly.

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Land Management

Burial Mound Policy 
Created with assistance from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Ho-Chunk Nation, and approved by the Board of Park Commissioners in October 2019, the policy provides guidelines and procedures for managing burial mounds located in Madison Parks. Burial mound locations are also included in the policy.

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Conservation Park Rules

Conservation Parks are uniquely managed to further protect native species and wildlife. The preservation of conservation parks includes some of the following. More information may be found in Madison General Ordinances 8.40.

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol is prohibited in all conservation parks.

  • Bicycles & Motor Vehicles

    Bicycles and motor vehicles are restricted to entrance roads and parking lots.

  • Dogs

    Dogs and horses are not allowed.

  • Fire

    Fires and picnics are prohibited.

  • Firearms

    No firearms or weapons are permitted in the restrooms or shelters. Violators are considered trespassers and subject to forfeiture or arrest.

  • Glass

    Glass is not allowed.

  • Hunting & Trapping

    Hunting and trapping are prohibited.

  • Open Hours

    Conservation park hours are 4am until one hour after sunset.

  • Plants

    All plants and animals are protected. Disturbance or removal requires written permission.

  • Trails

    Stay on and use designated trails only.

  • Trash & Recycling

    Place trash in container provided. Please take recyclable material home for proper disposal.