Welcome to Leopold Neighborhood Association

Last update Thursday, September 21, 2017


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

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person: Erv Bendorf, 2520 Greenway View, Madison, WI 53713, (H)608-345-2801, ervbendorf@gmail.com
Jennifer Bendorf, Madison, WI 53713, jennifer.bendorf@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place:
Address: Lobby of 1911 Pike Drive
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The Leopold Neighborhood Association was created in 2006 by a small group of concerned residents who wanted to address the issues of crime and security in the area. Today, Association members are working hard to address the issues of neighborhood safety and security by building a strong sense of community and cohesiveness. The Leopold Neighborhood Association strives to function as democratic group in order to represent the interests, values, and concerns of area residents and other interested persons in an effort to enhance the quality of life within the neighborhood and build a sense of community. To engage and involve residents in supporting and participating in the welfare of the neighborhood and to encourage, adhere to, and enforce the standards, values, and priorities adopted by residents of this neighborhood and community.
Neighborhood Boundaries: The Leopold Neighborhood Association is within the City of Madison, the Town of Madison, and the City of Fitchburg. The neighborhood area is North of Post Road, East of the Wisconsin Railroad, South of the Beltline, and West of Fish Hatchery Road.
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: -Kicked off Peace in the Park on August 20, 2016, an annual Block Party at Aldo Leopold Park. Many people turned out including families, individuals, nonprofits, businesses, school staff, city staff, and others. Grilled food, a bouncy house, DJ, and games were all part of the fun.

-Painting party in September 2014 to create a globe mural on street at Turbot/Sunfish intersection signifying many nations represented in neighborhood. Annual painting parties help maintain the mural’s beauty.

-Neighbors created the Aldo Leopold Park Community Garden and celebrated in summer 2012 with a musical trio, bongo performer, stilt walker, games for the kids and grilled food; kids worked with a local artist to paint a colorful mural fence and carve ceramic stepping stones for the garden.

-YMCA brought its flag football league to Aldo Leopold Park in summer 2012-2014; program relocated to Leopold Elementary School in 2015, and has expanded to include baseball.

-First part of Cannonball Path in Leopold opened in summer 2011 and ped/bike overpass opened in fall 2013.
Neighborhood Events: Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Planting (April), Ice Cream Social in the Park (July), Hayrides (August), Block Party (August), Turbot/Sunfish Street Painting, Outreach with Leopold School (September), Collection for Second Harvest (November), Speakers at Neighborhood Meetings
Places of Interest: Leopold Elementary School, University of Wisconsin-Arboretum

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Leopold Newsletter
Erv Bendorf, 2520 Greenway View, Madison, WI 53713, (H)608-345-2801, erv.bendorf@gmail.com
Web Page: http://leopoldneighborhoodassociation.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans:
Publications: -2008 Leopold Neighborhood Association Strategic Plan

-Leopold Elementary Traffic Safety Brochure, 2007-2008
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/family/safetyAndInjuryPrevention/SchoolTrafficSafety.cfm
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts:

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Sheri Carter, Aldermanic District 14 - Ward 74
Dane County Supervisor: Richard Kilmer, Supervisory District 4 - Ward 74
State Representative: Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 74
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 74

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Boys & Girls Club of Dane County - Allied (4619 Jenewein Road). Boys and Girls Club of Dane County-Taft (2001 Taft Street), Catholic Multicultural Center (1862 Beld Street), Fitchburg Community Center (5510 Lacy Road)
Community Gardens: Arbor/McDivitt Garden located at 2509 McDivitt Road (on the grounds of Arbor Covenant Church)
Fire Stations:
Library:
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Police Districts: South District, Capt. John Patterson, 825 Hughes Pl, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 74, Leopold Elementary, 2602 Post Rd
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 72
Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 203
Cherokee Heights Middle School (4301 Cherokee Dr)
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)