Dane County Land and Water Resources Department to Host Public Information Meeting for Update on Stewart County Park Projects

March 28, 2014
Chris James, Park Planner, 608-224-3763
Land & Water Resources

Dane County Parks has recently been working on planning and development for a number of new projects at Stewart County Park.  Some of the projects that will be coming soon include a new picnic shelter, additional parking areas, and an accessible beach route. 


“Recent upgrades to Stewart County Park could not have happened without the support of many partners,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.  “Dane County wishes to express sincere appreciation to the Mount Horeb Rotary Club, Mount Horeb High School students, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the family of Jenni and Kyle Guerkink, the Madison Community Foundation and the Village of Mount Horeb for their contributions toward the new accessible fishing pier, lake restoration efforts, the beach and shelter building.”


Dane County Parks staff and their volunteers have also been actively working on oak savanna restoration and invasive species removal throughout the park.  Lake restoration activities and water quality monitoring has been ongoing since 2006, with additional aquatic plant management measures potentially scheduled for the upcoming spring.


"I'm  grateful to our County staff for involving the public in these proposed improvements,"  said County Supervisor Patrick Downing, "and I'm sure area residents will be very interested in hearing of the vegetative restoration plans for our park."


“Stewart County Park was established in 1935 and is the oldest recreation park in the Dane County Park system,” said Dane County Park Commission Chair Bill Lunney.  “We are very excited to see the addition of these well needed upgrades to the park.”


Dane County Land and Water Resources staff will be hosting a public information meeting to present proposed park and lake improvements and answer questions on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at theState Bank of Cross Plains Upper Level Meeting Room, 1740 Bus. Hwy. 18-151 E, Mount Horeb, WI  53572. 


For further information about the upcoming meeting, please contact Chris James, Park Planner, Dane County Parks Division, 608-224-3763 or by email at james@countyofdane.com