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The Sun Prairie Dream Park is open for playground fun!
Please visit our website or Facebook page for updates as things can change per decree from Dane County Public Health.
The Sun Prairie Dream park has restrooms complete with baby changing tables and are open from May 15th until October 15th. Just look for the colorful mural-covered building at the bottom of the hill!
Visitors to the Dream Park can find parking in our 27-stall parking lot (handicapped stalls available) on the east side of the playground. Additional parking can be found along the road or on the west side of the playground at the bottom of the hill. The parking lot is closed from December 1st until March 1st to save money on plowing costs and keep our parking lot in good condition.
Please note: Busses are welcome and are encouraged to park on the west side of the playground at the bottom of the hill for children’s safety and easy turn around.
Find yourself famished after hours of play at the dream park? No matter the type of food you crave, Sun Prairie has a wide range of options available. Many of them even deliver to the dream park! Click on the links below to view menus and find out more.
Want more to explore? Sun Prairie is filled with great educational and creative things to do. After spending a few hours at the dream park, grab some lunch and check out these great places for fun ideas to add to your Sun Prairie adventure!
Nothing stimulates a young mind like getting outside and exploring the world around them. Begin your adventure in nature and unlock the secrets to everything from a positive effect on attention span to stress reduction to creativity, cognitive development, and a child’s sense of wonder and connection to the earth.
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Resources for Helping Your Kids Form a Lifelong Love of Nature
Nature is a part of us, but the typical modern lifestyle means we spend less and less time outside. Adults can suffer from not spending time outdoors, but it affects children in an even more profound way. When kids don’t play outside enough, they’re less likely to appreciate nature and seek out wild places as adults.
Not only that, being disconnected from nature means kids miss out on countless opportunities to learn, be active, and find peace outdoors. The resources below can help you reverse this trend and get your kids to love and appreciate the great outdoors.
How to Help Your Kids Form an Appreciation of Nature
- Importance of Teaching Our Children to Respect Nature
- 5 Nature Conservation Activities Your Child Can Do at Home
- 10 Tips for Raising Outdoors-Loving Kids
- 10 Reasons Why Your Child Should Join 4-H or FFA
- Get to Know the National Park Service’s Junior Rangers Program
- 10 Picture Books to Inspire Children to Get Outside and Explore
Turning Nature Appreciation into an Adventure
- 5 Reasons to Hike with Your Kids
- 4 Tips When Mountain Biking With Your Child
- 9 Amazing Reasons to Teach Your Kids How to Fish
- Rafting with Kids: The 411 for Getting Out on the Water
- The Ultimate Guide to Getting Outdoors with a Toddler
How to Make Your Backyard a Haven for Kids and Wildlife
- 10 Ways to Start Building a Garden for Wildlife
- 10 Plants Perfect for a Kids’ Garden
- Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Your Yard Safe for Your Kid
- How Much Does It Cost to Install a Playground or Swing Set?
- 14 DIY Bird Feeders for Kids
When kids have enough opportunity and encouragement, they will start forming a love and appreciation of nature. Turning your backyard into an inviting play space is just the beginning. By taking your kids on outdoor adventures, you can help them become outdoor adventurers, too.
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