Prairie Ridge Conservation Park

Prairie Ridge Conservation Park
Address: 2406 Berkley Dr.
Hours: 4:00am - dusk
Park Type: Conservation
Acres: 48.76
Restroom: No
Drinking Water: No

Park Details

Prairie Ridge Conservation Park is located in Madison's far southwest side.  The original 48 acres of land was purchased by the City of Madison in 1992 using State Stewardship grant money.  The remaining 4 acres were acquired in 2003 due to land dedication from the Ice Age Falls Development.

Prairie Ridge Conservation Park features steep topography.  This topography allowed for steep prairies, a.k.a. goat prairies - as only goats would be able to traverse this steep slope.  

Help us identify plant species found at Prairie Ridge 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 Praire Ridge, including the dates you observe the different species to pquinlan@cityofmadison.com.

Features 1.2 miles of trails.

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Conservation Park Rules

Conservation Parks are uniquely managed to further protect native species and wildlife. The following rules apply to all conservation designated 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.