Apr
22
Healthy Parks, Healthy You - Earth Day Tree Giveaway!

Pick up a FREE pine sapling tree at one of two Dane County Parks on Earth Day, April 22 from 3-6 p.m. Learn more about the parks, benefits of spending time in nature, and more health & wellness program offerings with Dean Health Plan and SSM Health. 

Location details:
• Badger Prairie County Park, 4654 Maple Grove Drive, Verona. Pull into entrance, take first right into the park, follow park road past the barn and dog park to the shelter. Plus, meet the Dean Health Plan president, Les McPhearson from 3:30-6 p.m.

• William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park, 4330 Libby Road, Madison. Follow the signs to the Lussier Family Heritage Center.

Trees are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Jun
3
Movies in the Park - Disney Nature Oceans

Come to the Lussier Family Heritage Center for an outdoor screening of Disney Nature's Oceans.  Please bring your own chairs and blankets and set-up 6 ft. from other movie viewers.  Gates will open at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7:00 PM. Snacks, alcoholic, and non-clocholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Movies are free with a suggested donation of $5/person. 

Sign up required. 

Jun
13
Art in the Park - Green Hummingbird

Join us for Art in the Park at the Lussier Family Heritage Center! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide you step by step to complete your very own take home masterpiece.

All canvases come pre-traced by our artist instructor. If you would like a blank canvas, please mention that in the comments box at checkout. If meeting a friend(s) please list the name(s) of attendee(s) in the comments section so we can seat you together.

BYOB! Bring your own beverage to sip on while we paint in the park! Don't forget cups and to dress for the weather. Please arrive 20 minutes early so you have time to settle in and pour yourself a drink, class will start promptly at the start time.

Cost is $42/person and the class runs for 2 hours. This event will be located in the Lower Patio of the park.

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Registration is Required 

Jun
18
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jun
18
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jun
23
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Jun
24
Presentations in the Park - Citizen Science

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Julia Whidden from the UW Arboretum. 

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Have you ever heard of "citizen science" and wanted to learn more? In our changing world, citizen science plays an important role in answering significant scientific questions. This growing field depends on engaged volunteers who are able to collect data on a broader scale than traditional research methods can achieve. Their contributions deepen scientific knowledge, help monitor natural systems in a time of rapid environmental change, and support findings that can inform conservation practices and policy.  In this presentation, you'll learn about 6 different citizen science projects happening at the UW-Madison Arboretum, and how you can get involved! From monarch larvae to dragonflies, bluebirds to fungi, and spring monitoring to microplastic sampling, there’s something for everyone. Many of these projects can be pursued in your own backyard or local public nature space, and can be adapted for families with children.  

Registration required 

Jun
25
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jun
25
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jun
30
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Jul
1
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Jul
1
Movies in the Park - Disney Nature Earth

Come to the Lussier Family Heritage Center for an outdoor screening of Disney Nature's Earth.  Please bring your own chairs and blankets and set-up 6 ft. from other movie viewers.  Gates will open at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7:00 PM. Snacks, alcoholic, and non-clocholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Movies are free with a suggested donation of $5/person. 

Sign up required. 

Jul
2
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
2
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
8
Presentations in the Park - Wisconsin Wetlands

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Katie Beilfuss from the Wisconsin Wetlands Association.  

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Did you know that wetlands once comprised a full third of Wisconsin’s land area, or 10 million acres? We’ve lost half of these wetlands to agricultural production and development, but even with that loss, 15% of Wisconsin’s land area is wetlands. Learn about the key role wetlands play in the natural water cycle in our watersheds and how protecting and caring for wetlands can improve water quality and reduce flood damages, among other benefits. Hear about how Wisconsin Wetlands Association works to help people and communities care for wetlands all across the state and how you can get involved with protecting wetlands in your community and around the state.

Registration required 

Jul
9
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
9
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
11
Art in the Park - Marsh View

Join us for Art in the Park at the Lussier Family Heritage Center! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide you step by step to complete your very own take home masterpiece.

All canvases come pre-traced by our artist instructor. If you would like a blank canvas, please mention that in the comments box at checkout. If meeting a friend(s) please list the name(s) of attendee(s) in the comments section so we can seat you together.

BYOB! Bring your own beverage to sip on while we paint in the park! Don't forget cups and to dress for the weather. Please arrive 20 minutes early so you have time to settle in and pour yourself a drink, class will start promptly at the start time.

Cost is $42/person and the class runs for 2 hours. This event will be located in the Lower Patio of the park.

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Regstration is required. 

Jul
14
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Jul
15
Presentations in the Park - International Crane Foundation

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Elizabeth Condon from the International Crane Foundation.  

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

The story of Whooping Crane conservation is dramatic. In this talk Lizzie will give a brief overview of the history of Whooping Crane populations and human efforts to bring this species back from the brink of extinction. This will include an update on the Eastern Migratory Population reintroduction project, which has gone through many changes in recent years. She will also talk about the International Crane Foundation’s ongoing research efforts and how the International Crane Foundation applies scientific knowledge to provide working conservation solutions.

Registration required 

Jul
16
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
16
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
21
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Jul
22
Presentations in the Park - UW Arboretum

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Karen Oberhauser from the UW Arboretum.  

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Karen is the direcor of the UW Arboretum but is perhaps best known for her research on monarch butterflies. She serves as director of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, and co-chairs the steering committee of the Monarch Joint Venture, a collaborative effort that promotes the long-term sustainability of healthy monarch populations by focusing on conservation efforts within the United States.  Monarch butterfly populations have been declining over the last 20 years. It is important to move beyond documenting this decline, and toward responding to the challenge posed by monarch conservation, and insect conservation in general. Karen will describe the amazing biology of migratory monarchs, how citizens and scientists are documenting monarch numbers across their migratory cycle, and what the Arboretum and other individuals and organizations are doing and can do to preserve this charismatic insect for generations to come. 

Registration required 

Jul
23
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
23
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
28
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Jul
29
Presentations in the Park - Dane County Office of Energy & Climate

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Kathy Kuntz from Dane County Office of Energy & Climate.   

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

In 2017, Executive Parisi established both the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change (the Office) and the Dane County Council on Climate Change (the Council), to further the county’s efforts to address climate change.  Kathy Kuntz is the director of the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate and works daily to address climate change and engage with people to eliminate waste, electrify everything and clean up our electric grid.  

Registration required 

Jul
30
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Jul
30
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Aug
4
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Aug
5
Movies in the Park - Disney Nature Wings of Life

Come to the Lussier Family Heritage Center for an outdoor screening of Disney Nature's Wings of Life, sponsored by Festival Foods!  Please bring your own chairs and blankets and set-up 6 ft. from other movie viewers.  Gates will open at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7:00 PM. Snacks, alcoholic, and non-clocholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Movies are free with a suggested donation of $5/person. 

Sign up required. 

 

Aug
6
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Aug
6
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Aug
8
Art in the Park - Sunflower

Join us for Art in the Park at the Lussier Family Heritage Center! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide you step by step to complete your very own take home masterpiece.

All canvases come pre-traced by our artist instructor. If you would like a blank canvas, please mention that in the comments box at checkout. If meeting a friend(s) please list the name(s) of attendee(s) in the comments section so we can seat you together.

BYOB! Bring your own beverage to sip on while we paint in the park! Don't forget cups and to dress for the weather. Please arrive 20 minutes early so you have time to settle in and pour yourself a drink, class will start promptly at the start time.

Cost is $42/person and the class runs for 2 hours. This event will be located in the Lower Patio of the park.

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Regstration is required. 

Aug
11
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Aug
12
Presentations in the Park - Community Gardens

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Elsa Caetano.  

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Have you ever wanted to become involved with a community garden?  In this presentation Elsa Caetano will explain the communal and health benefits of community gardens and how it changes people's lives socially, mentally, physically and financially. 

Registration required 

Aug
13
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Aug
13
Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ child/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Two Sessions Per Day: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Registration is required 

Aug
18
Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. 

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person

Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711

Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

Registration is required

Aug
19
Presentations in the Park - Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Christal Campbell from the Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership.   

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

The Madison Area Stormwater Partnership  (MAMSWaP) is coalition of Dane County municipalities and organizations working together to promote practices that reduce and improve stormwater runoff into Dane County lakes, rivers and streams.  Learn about the importance of healthy stormwater and what you can do to help keep our lakes, rivers, and streams clean! 

Registration required 

Aug
22
Art in the Park - Busy Bee Buzz

Join us for Art in the Park at the Lussier Family Heritage Center! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide you step by step to complete your very own take home masterpiece.

All canvases come pre-traced by our artist instructor. If you would like a blank canvas, please mention that in the comments box at checkout. If meeting a friend(s) please list the name(s) of attendee(s) in the comments section so we can seat you together.

BYOB! Bring your own beverage to sip on while we paint in the park! Don't forget cups and to dress for the weather. Please arrive 20 minutes early so you have time to settle in and pour yourself a drink, class will start promptly at the start time.

Cost is $42/person and the class runs for 2 hours. This event will be located in the Lower Patio of the park.

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Regstration is required. 

Sep
2
Presentations in the Park - Madison Area Herpetological Society

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Sam Massey from the Madison Area Herpetological Society. 

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

The Madison Area Herpetological Society educates enthusiasts and the general public about frequently misunderstood reptiles and amphibians. It is a great source for people to exchange knowledge, from amateur hobbyist to experts. It also gives a community a basis for expertise on issues dealing with local laws, ordinances, and conservation.

Registration required 

Sep
5
Art in the Park - White Heron

Join us for Art in the Park at the Lussier Family Heritage Center! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide you step by step to complete your very own take home masterpiece.

All canvases come pre-traced by our artist instructor. If you would like a blank canvas, please mention that in the comments box at checkout. If meeting a friend(s) please list the name(s) of attendee(s) in the comments section so we can seat you together.

BYOB! Bring your own beverage to sip on while we paint in the park! Don't forget cups and to dress for the weather. Please arrive 20 minutes early so you have time to settle in and pour yourself a drink, class will start promptly at the start time.

Cost is $42/person and the class runs for 2 hours. This event will be located in the Lower Patio of the park.

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Regstration is required. 

Sep
23
Presentations in the Park -Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Center

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Jackie Sandberg from the Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center.  

Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees.  Arrive early to get some dinner and drinks from Karbon 4 and a local food truck. 

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Jackie Sandberg is the Wildlife Training Supervisor at Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center (DCHS), helping to manage a program that treats over 4,000 sick, injured or orphaned wild animals each year. Daily tasks include triaging phone calls from the public, performing physical exams and medical diagnostics for incoming patients, and training interns, apprentices, and volunteers. She is a certified wildlife rehabilitator who holds a master’s degree in conservation biology and sustainable development (UW-Madison) in addition to advanced state and federal wildlife rehabilitation licenses. Suggested blurb: The Lussier Family Heritage Center invites members to a free PowerPoint presentation titled, “Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitation: Caring for Sick and Injured Animals,” presented by Jackie Sandberg, Wildlife Training Supervisor at Dane County Humane Society’s (DCHS) Wildlife Center. Learn about wildlife rehabilitation in Wisconsin and how professional staff at DCHS's Wildlife Center help over 4,000 sick and injured wild animals every year.”

Registration required 

Sep
26
Art in the Park - Bandit the Raccoon

Join us for Art in the Park at the Lussier Family Heritage Center! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide you step by step to complete your very own take home masterpiece.

All canvases come pre-traced by our artist instructor. If you would like a blank canvas, please mention that in the comments box at checkout. If meeting a friend(s) please list the name(s) of attendee(s) in the comments section so we can seat you together.

BYOB! Bring your own beverage to sip on while we paint in the park! Don't forget cups and to dress for the weather. Please arrive 20 minutes early so you have time to settle in and pour yourself a drink, class will start promptly at the start time.

Cost is $42/person and the class runs for 2 hours. This event will be located in the Lower Patio of the park.

**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive. 

Regstration is required.