- Acewood Conservation Park
- Cherokee Marsh - Mendota Unit
- Cherokee Marsh - North Unit
- Cherokee Marsh - South Unit (School Road)
- Edna Taylor Conservation Park
- Elvehjem Sanctuary
- Heritage Prairie
- Heritage Sanctuary
- Hiestand Woods
- Kettle Pond
- Knollwood Conservation Park
- Meadow Ridge Conservation Park
- Owen Conservation Park
- Paunack (A.O.) Marsh
- Prairie Ridge Conservation Park
- Sandburg Woods
- Starkweather Park
- Stricker's Pond
- Turville Point Conservation Park
Have you noticed the tall "stumps" at Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park and wondered what's up with that?
In the late 1960s, the City of Madison began purchasing land in what is now Cherokee Marsh. This large and diverse wetland needed to be preserved for future generations. Since formally establishing a Conservation Parks Program in 1971, the City has acquired and manages over 1600 acres of conservation parkland.
Conservation parkland is our past, present and future. We need to preserve this land, restore it to its original state now for future generations to have a window to our past.