Last update Thursday, May 9, 2013
|Neighborhood Contact Person:||
Gloria Meyer, P.O. Box 44674 , Madison, WI 53744, (H)608-288-8160, email@example.com
Prairie Hills Neighborhood President, PO Box 46674, Madison, WI 53744-6128, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Neighborhood Association Meetings|
|Neighborhood Association Meeting:||
Place: West District Police Station Community Room
Address: 1710 McKenna Boulevard
Date: Usually the Second Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.
|Profile, Statistics and Indicators|
|Neighborhood Description:||Prairie Hills is an established neighborhood with a variety of housing - duplexes, apartments, and single family homes. Prairie Hills is blessed with recreational amenities, with two large parks - Lucy Lincoln Heistand and Pilgrim Park; and borders Elver Park, providing both summer and winter recreational opportunities. Prairie Hills is close to shopping, lying just south of West Towne Mall. Bike paths provide access to downtown Madison, Verona, and southern Wisconsin. The Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association (PHNA) works to improve the quality of life through communication within the neighborhood and between Prairie Hills and city and county governments.|
|Neighborhood Boundaries:||Hammersley Road on the north, Prairie Road and Loreen Drive on the east, Putnam Road on the south, and McKenna Road to the 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:||- Sponsored a School Board candidates forum, 2012.
- Organized a Pride Day for park and greenway clean-up, Spring 2012
- Hosted a presentation on different cultures living in the neighborhood.
- Works with the Hammersley Leaders Group to provide summer activities for neighborhood youth
- Hosts bi-monthly informational meetings on areas of interest to residents.
- Has community garden in Lucy Lincoln Heistand Park.
- Provides resources information to neighborhood residents.
- Works with other associations on neighborhood events, such as suppers, marches, celebrations.
-Sponsored a community-wide event, United We Stand, on August 29, 2009 to bring neighbors, area school principals/teachers, and police officers together for a meet-and-greet and planned youth activities for neighborhood children to get to know one another The event was held at Elver Park with a great turnout (2009).
-Start-up of Hammersley Children’s Garden at Falk Elementary School. PHMDC, Early Childhood Initiatives, REAP Food Group, Falk School, CAC and neighborhood residents worked to open this newest garden focusing on children learning about gardening and harvesting healthy foods. Falk Elementary School teachers will be using the garden in part of their school curriculum (June 2009).
-A Hammersley Block Party was organized to celebrate the opening of Hammersley Community Garden at Falk School. Over 150 area residents came to the event organized by PHMDC, in collaboration with the neighborhood police officer, CAC, Wisconsin Youth Company, and ECI (2009).
-SWAN (Southwest Alliance of Neighborhoods), a coalition of neighborhoods on the southwest side of Madison, have recently formed a neighborhood-based organizations to share information and to work together on activities/projects. One of their first efforts is to design a social contract, Residents Bill of Rights, to set neighborhood standards (2009).
-Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association coordinates a Quarterly Safety Meeting with the Madison Police Department West District to identify neighborhood issues, discuss solutions and provide updates of neighborhood and police initiatives (2009).
-In a City of Madison/Madison Schools partnership, the new Meadowood Community Center opened near the corner of South Whitney Way and Raymond Road, in the Meadowood Shopping Center (adjacent to the library). Recreation and academic enrichment programs provided by Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) serve neighbors young and old (2009). http://www.mscr.org/MSCR-MeadowoodCenter.cfm
-Neighborhood residents, business representatives, and other stakeholders within in the neighborhood worked together to prepare the Southwest Neighborhood Plan (adopted January 2008).
-Start-up of Prairie Hills Community Gardens located in the Lucy-Lincoln Heistand Park (2008).
-Received a City of Madison Neighborhood Planning Grant to host a Ice Cream Social. At the event, neighborhood residents were interviewed on neighborhood issues and how they would like to become involved in the neighborhood associaiton (2006).
-Drafted and adopted permanent bylaws, which established four distinct areas within the neighborhood boundaries, each of which is to be served by an Area Representatives. Block captains will complete the representation process, giving voice to all in the community.
-The neighborhood board continues to work on ways to get neighbors to know each other. Several blocks held block parties over the summer, and we are encouraging more blocks to do the same. Neighborhood events, such as the 4th of July parade, the Halloween bonfire, and trash clean-ups, are also good opportunities for people to meet and socialize.
-Thanks to a City of Madison Neighborhood Grant, we were able to print resident resource fliers which are being used as recruitment tools. We’re looking forward to an active and productive year.
|Neighborhood Events:||Ice cream socials, Pride Days (clean up), and forums on neighborhood issues.|
|Places of Interest:||Elver Park, Meadowood Community Center, Meadowood Branch Library, Prairie Hills Garden, SW Farmer's Market|
|Newsletter:||Close to Home
Gloria Meyer, P.O. Box 44674, Madison, WI 53744, (H)608-288-8160, email@example.com
|Plans and Publications|
|City Plans:||Southwest Neighborhood Plan Website
Southwest Neighborhood Plan (January 22, 2008)
|Publications:||Resource Guide, Upcoming Events weekly email|
|Urban Design Districts:|
|Madison Alderperson:||Matthew Phair, Aldermanic District 20 - Ward 92
Matthew Phair, Aldermanic District 20 - Ward 95
|Dane County Supervisor:||Matt Veldran, Supervisory District 7 - Ward 92
Matt Veldran, Supervisory District 7 - Ward 95
|State Representative:||Brett Hulsey (Elect), Assembly District 78 - Ward 92
Brett Hulsey (Elect), Assembly District 78 - Ward 95
|State Senator:||Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 92
Fred Risser (Elect), Senate District 26 - Ward 95
|Facilities and Services:|
|Community Centers||Meadowood Neighborhood Center (5734 Raymond Road). Wisconsin Youth & Family Center (1201 McKenna Boulevard)|
|Community Gardens:||Prairie Hills Garden is located north of Raymond Road and east of Frisch Road in the Lucy-Lincoln Heistand Park|
|Fire Stations:||Fire Station #7 (1810 McKenna Blvd)|
|Library:||Meadowridge Branch (5740 Raymond Road)|
|Neighborhood Resource Team:|
|Parks and Open Space:
|Elver Park, Huegel Elementary School, Falk Elementary School and garden, Maple Prairie Park, Pilgrim Park, Luch Lincoln Hiestand Park and community gardens.|
|Police Districts:||West District, Capt. Vic Wahl, 1710 McKenna Blvd., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
|Polling Place:||Ward 92, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd
Ward 95, Huegel Elementary, 2601 Prairie Rd
Elementary School Attendance Area 11
Falk Elementary School (6323 Woodington Way)
Middle School Attendance Area 225
Toki Middle School (5606 Russett Rd)
High School Attendance Area 145
Memorial High School (201 S Gammon Rd)