Welcome to Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association

Last update Thursday, May 3, 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: Tara Keenan, 6325 Jacobs Way, Madison, WI 53711, (H)608-514-9325, Tara.keenan@gmail.com
Zach Scheeler, 1610 Frisch Rd, Madison, WI 53711, (H)608-234-2862, zachscheeler@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Meadowridge Library, Good Shepherd Luther Church
Address: 5726 Raymond Road; 5701 Raymond Road
Date: Third Monday of the month - bimonthly
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 a diverse neighborhood with a variety of housing--duplexes, apartments, and single family homes. Prairie Hills has two large parks, Lucy Lincoln Hiestand and Pilgrim Park, and borders Elver Park, which provides both summer and winter recreational opportunities. Elver Park has cross-country skiing, sledding, ice-skating and hockey in the winter and a playground, splash pad, and sports fields in the summer. Prairie Hills boasts a community garden and green spaces in addition to its parks. Prairie Hills also has a newly-constructed neighborhood center. 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: -Developed a Block Party Kit for residents to use in holding local block parties and is also developing a new Resident Welcome Kit.

- Start-up of Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center. to provide activities for neighborhood children and social services for neighborhood adults. (August, 2015)

- Has held, in cooperation with other associations, candidate forums for school board and Common Council elections where neighborhood issues are discussed.

- Has formed, along with other Southwest neighborhood associations, a police liaison group to facilitate communication between the West District Police Department and neighborhood residents. (2015)

- Interacts with the city on behalf of residents which has resulted in various traffic calming deices being installed in the neighborhood.

- Publishes a weekly email newsletter with information about events in the Southwest side of Madison.

- Has provided input on recent neighborhood improvements including new playground equipment at both Lucy Lincoln Hiestand and Pilgrim parks. (2014)

- Represents the neighborhood on various city boards and committees, including the Hammersley Theresa Neighborhood Resource Team and the Byrne Criminal Justice grant advisory committee.

- Has placed message boards in Lucy Lincoln Hiestand and Pilgrim Park to inform residents of activities in the neighborhood.
Neighborhood Events: Organizes a yearly park clean-up for Lucy Lincoln Hiestand and Pilgrim parks (May). Holds ice cream socials in Lucy Lincoln and Hiestand Parks (summer). Holds a Pie Social in March. Hosts informational meetings about neighborhood issues featuring representatives from city government and the police department (throughout the year). Hosts an annual meeting with reports from city, county and school officials (September). Co-sponsors a hayride with the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center (fall).
Places of Interest: Elver Park, Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center, Meadowood Community Center, Meadowridge Branch Library, Prairie Hills Garden

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Prairie Hills Annual Newsletter
Gloria Meyer, 13 Jacobs Ct, Madison, WI 53711, (H)608-288-8160, prairiehillsneighborhoodassn@gmail.com, gkmeyer68@gmail.com
Jay Jaeger, 6606 Putnam Rd, Madison, WI 53711, cube1@charter.net
Web Page: http://www.prairiehillsna.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Southwest Neighborhood Plan Website
Southwest Neighborhood Plan (January 22, 2008)
Publications: Resource Guide, Upcoming Events weekly email, Block Party Brochure
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts:

Governmental Officials
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: Lisa Subeck, Assembly District 78 - Ward 92
Lisa Subeck, Assembly District 78 - Ward 95
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 92
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 95

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center (1409 Theresa Terrace). 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: West (Map)
Parks and Open Space:
Elver Park, Huegel Elementary School, Falk Elementary School and garden, Pilgrim Park, Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park and community gardens.
Police Districts: West District, Capt. Cory Nelson, 1710 McKenna Blvd., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 92, Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd
Ward 95, Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd
Public Art:
Public Schools: 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)