Welcome to Worthington Park Neighborhood Association

Last update Monday, January 22, 2018

Neighborhood Contacts || Neighborhood Association Meetings || Profile, Statistics and Indicators || Neighborhood Communications || Plans and Publications || Governmental Officials || Facilities and Services ||

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person: Wilder Deitz, Madison, WI 53714, (H)608-239-0752, wdeitz@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Mentoring Positive, Inc. Office
Address: 414 Rethke Avenue
Date: Second Tuesday of each Month
Time: 7:00 p.m
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The neighborhood includes the Worthington Park, Darbo and Blooming Grove (Gallagher) communities on Madison’s east side. Residents enjoy the playground and green space in Worthington Park, attend community meetings, host special events, and stroll along the banks of Starkweather Creek or adjacent bike path.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Highway 30 on the north, St. Paul Street to Milwaukee Street on the south, and branches of Starkweather Creek on the east and west
Neighborhood Statistics Indicators: The Neighborhood Indicators Project is a demonstration of key characteristics and various indicators that relate to the quality of life in Madison at the neighborhood level. Basic neighborhood information as well as housing, public safety, health and family well-being, economic, and transportation indicators by neighborhood is available.
Recent Accomplishments: -Received 2014 grant from Dane County Bicycle Association and mini-grant from Goodman Community Center to help launch free bicycle repair series for neighborhood youth and adults.

-WPNA committee worked with Parks Dept to select new equipment for ongoing Worthington Park improvements. New playground equipment and basketball courts were installed Fall of 2013.

-Received 2013 mini-grant from Madison Community Foundation and Goodman Community Center for a yard sign project estimated to complete Summer 2014.

-Worthington Park Neighborhood Association organized a public forum on Union Corners. Over 50 people attended to discuss possible strategies to move the redevelopment project forward (2009).

-Received a 2009 Neighborhood Planning Grant to discuss/achieve a higher degree of sustainability within the Worthington Park Neighborhood. As part of the grant, the neighborhood association will bring together neighborhood stakeholders to assess current sustainability, generate a shared vision for a sustainable neighborhood, and conduct projects and actions towards achieving the vision (2009).

-Received a 2005 Neighborhood Planning Grant to build social capital amongst neighborhood residents. The project was designed to: 1) develop a a neighborhood association that is a resource to all neighborhood residents and 2) enhance the WPNA's abilities to identify and advocate for needed services to the area.

-WPNA worked with the Salvation Army to develop community garden plot at Salvation Army Building located at 3030 Darbo Drive.

-Received a 2005 Neighborhood Planning Grant to design/install the first Trilingual Welcome Sign in Madison.

-First founded in 1977.

Neighborhood Events: Annual Picnic, Free Bike Repair Series and Rodeo, Annual Meeting & Potluck, Pickup Soccer
Places of Interest: Worthington Park, East Washington Commercial District, Hawthorne Branch Library, Starkweather Creek

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Worthington Park Neighborhood Newsletter
Wilder Deitz, (H)608-239-0752, wdeitz@gmail.com
Web Page: http://www.worthingtonpark.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Starkweather Creek Master Plan (2004 Update)
Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Worthington Park Neighborhood Plan (March 7, 2000)
Fair Oaks (February 1969)
East Washington Avenue Gateway Revitalization Plan: A Supplement to The Old East Side Master Plan
Publications: -Marquette Elementary & O'Keeffe Middle School Traffic Safety Brochure, 2009-2010

-Lowell Elementary Traffic Safety Brochure, 2009

Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts: Urban Design District 5: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(12)

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Marsha Rummel, Aldermanic District 6 - Ward 39
Dane County Supervisor: John Hendrick, Supervisory District 6 - Ward 39
State Representative: Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 39
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 39

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers East Madison Community Center (8 Straubel Court), Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa Street), Salvation Army Community Center (3030 Darbo Drive),
Community Gardens: 3000-3200 blocks of St. Paul Avenue (68 plots)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #3 (1217 Williamson Street)
Library: Hawthorne Branch (2707 East Washington Avenue)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Worthington Park, Starkweather Creek, Dixon Greenway
Police Districts: East District, Capt. Thomas Snyder, 211 S Carroll St., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 39, Hawthrone Library, 2707 E Washington Ave
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 19
Lowell Elementary School (401 Maple Ave)
Middle School Attendance Area 220
O'Keeffe Middle School (510 S Thornton Ave)
High School Attendance Area 141
East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)