Get outside and enjoy your local earth!

COVID-19 Update: We are limiting in-person public events. Please enjoy activities in the park that allow you to stay 6 feet apart.

Many of our trails are wide enough to accommodate horses and farm vehicles. Choose these for safely distanced walks.

 

Classes and workshops, community events, celebrations, self-guided activities--Silverwood Park is a great venue for events of all kinds!

This is a picture of a summer school class lesson at Silverwood Park.

An Edgerton School District summer school class in action.

Self-guided activities: With about 300 acres and a mix of fields, woods, and shoreline, there’s a lot to do here. See our Recreation page.

This is a picture of the Stone House at Silverwood Park

Hold your event here: The Friends of Silverwood Park welcome public use of available buildings for civic, cultural, educational and public information meetings of organizations serving the residents of Dane County and the area. Buildings available for rent include the North Shed and the Stonehouse Visitors’ Center. See the Building Use Agreement here. For more information or to make a reservation, contact us.

Photography guidelines: Photography is a wonderful way to enjoy this park and share its beauty with others. We encourage you to take casual photographs of your visit for your personal use. You are welcome to share photos of the park on your social media. The prairies, woods, and historic farm buildings make a beautiful backdrop for professional photography. Professionals who make images in exchange for money are welcome here, but we ask that you help us fund protection of the park’s beauty. Please become a Partner Member of the Friends of Silverwood Park. Find membership information here.

What's going on at Silverwood Park?

Join volunteers working on woodland restoration until the hiking, riding, canoeing season returns!

Silverwood Park Day Camp

Youth, grades K-8, will experience opportunities at a demonstration farm and learn about animal husbandry, organic gardening techniques, and careers in sustainable agriculture. Students will gain experience in planning, design, prepping, planting, maintaining (yep, weeding), harvesting, and food processing.

In addition, students will learn about natural resources (woods, prairie, and lake) at the park. Classes will meet for 3 hours in the morning for 15 days in June and July (allowing time for planting and harvesting). Dates include: June 7,10,14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and July 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.

Edgerton School District and Friends of Silverwood Park are collaborating on this event. Students in the district have priority, but some space may be available for the public to participate.

Contact Katie Whitten (katie.whitten@edgerton.k12.wi.us) or Barb Gausman (barb.gausman@edgerton.k12.wi.us) for more information.

 

Garden to Harvest @ Silverwood

Looking for a way to learn this summer, but want a hands-on, dig-in-the-dirt, be-outside, have-fun opportunity? Join the Silverwood gardening classes! Bring your family to Silverwood County Park (4 miles from Edgerton) to plan, plant, maintain, and harvest your own 10x10 foot garden!

Silverwood Park will provide the plot, basic tools, and access to water. The school district will provide a teacher to help you with your gardening project, as well as resources and encouragement. You provide your garden plan, the plants/seeds, and the care to make your garden grow!

Social distancing rules are required at the park. Gardeners can begin work in May and continue until late September or whenever you finish harvesting.

Edgerton School District and Friends of Silverwood Park are collaborating on this event. Students in the district have priority, but some space may be available for the public to participate.

Contact Katie Whitten (katie.whitten@edgerton.k12.wi.us) or Barb Gausman (barb.gausman@edgerton.k12.wi.us) for more information.