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A Park on a Mission

Silverwood Park features something for everyone: More than 60 wooded acres with walking trails, access to Rice Lake, a century-old farmstead, and just over 200 acres of farmland where growers are practicing regenerative agriculture.

The terrain is rolling, with steep banks rising from the lake shorelines, resulting in beautiful overlooks of Rice Lake and the adjacent countryside. In every season, visitors enjoy the shoreline, woods, fields, and gardens of Silverwood Park.

Silverwood Park is a unique gem in the Dane County Park system: a working farm, an outdoor classroom, and a recreational destination.

Canoeists, fishermen, and kayakers use the shoreline. The Edgerton Cross Country teams run at Silverwood Park, and local horse enthusiasts ride on its equestrian trails.

At Silverwood County Park, the Edgerton School District offers summer school classes and reading programs for the Edgerton Public Library. The historic Silverwood farmstead, now the Stonehouse Visitors' Center, is available for community meetings and education events.

This is a landscape with a past and a future. Conservation work is underway to restore the prairies and oak openings that were located here until settlement in the mid-1800s. The master plan for developing Silverwood Park calls for agriculture education, research, and innovation. Future facilities will include a learning center, greenhouse, and even sleeping cabins for overnight experiences.