McCarthy Youth & Conservation Park
4841 Cty Hwy TT
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
City of Sun Prairie
McCarthy Youth & Conservation Park Photos
Russell and Ella McCarthy generously donated the original 180 acres for this park as a special
park for the youth of Dane County. Dane County has purchased an additional 40 acres for a total
of 220. The park currently provides a parking area, hiking, and picnicking. Planning has been
completed and development will occur through the efforts of the Friends of McCarthy Park and Dane
County. It will serve as a combined recreational and conservancy park for young people including
group camping, prairie restoration, bike trails, and equestrian trails. The park's purpose will be
to involve young people in conservation and outdoor activities.
When the Park is open, gates are open 8:00am - 8:00pm.