The Legacy Prairie & Woodland offers a variety of amenities. Click below to learn more.

Leashed dogs are allowed on the property. However they are not allowed in the cemetery nor the reflection pond, plunge pool and detention pond. Dogs may swim in Vermont Creek. Please remove all waste from the mowed areas. Thank you!

Dog bites/attacks should be reported to Dane County Animal Services 911 (Emergency) or (608) 267-1989 (Non-emergency).

There is ample parking on each side of the church and in the turnaround area at the top of the cemetery Road.

There is a large patio area on the east side of the Gathering Place. The patio area has tables, drinking water (in season), a grill, and fire pit. The patio has electricity and tables and is available to reserve for groups of up to 99 people.

Check our calendar for availability.

Vermont Lutheran Church Patio Shelter

A play set is located just north of the patio. Please ensure that children are supervised for their safety.

A handicapped-accessible uni-sex restroom, with a changing table, is available for use from dawn to dusk. Use the door on the east side of the Gathering Place off the patio.

There is a small woodland shelter at the top of the hill near the Cemetery Road turnaround. Perfect for a resting spot after a hike, an informal picnic, or a quiet spot to take in the view. There is a grill and firepit for your use. The Shelter House is open to the public for gatherings and can be reserved at no cost using the Facilities Use Agreement.​ Learn more about the Firepit Rules & Information below.

Vermont Lutheran Church Retreat Shelter

Firepit Rules & Information

Firewood from our Woodland is available for your use near the Gathering Place fire pit and Woodland Shelter House fire pit. You may need your own kindling and fire starter. Branches and twigs you find on the ground can be used as kindling. Please do not break off or cut branches on standing trees.

Fire pit fires are forbidden when the DNR burn restriction is at a high, very high, or extreme condition.  Please visit WisBurn – Wisconsin to see the current condition.

Exotic and native forest pests such as Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle, and others cause serious damage to urban and natural forests in the United States. Therefore in keeping with the Dane County policy regarding the movement of firewood, do not transport any firewood to our property and do not take any of our firewood with you.