Welcome to Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association

Last update Tuesday, January 16, 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: David Hoffert, 2006 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711, (H)608-358-6954, president@dmna.org
Heather Marley, 733 Copeland St, Madison, WI 53711, (H)608-270-2673, heathercmarley@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Wingra School Library
Address: 3200 Monroe Street
Date: First Wednesday of month except none in August
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Who hasn't heard of Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood? One of Madison's most desirable, trendy, and hip places to live is an understatement. The Monroe Street corridor is scaled to pedestrians with neighborhood shops (coffee, ice cream, ethnic dining) in historic storefronts. A fine art center, galleries, and neighborhood jazz fest (Jazz in the Park) are venues for the artsy folks. Cozy, two-story homes with front porches line the quiet residential streets. Downtown Madison, University of Wisconsin, and the hospitals are within a 1-2 mile radius of the neighborhood making it an ideal location to live for academic staff and students to families with young families to young professionals. An afternoon boating on Lake Wingra, walking along the paths in the University of Wisconsin-Arboretum, rollerblading on the Southwest Bike Path, or eating garlic mustard dishes at the Annual Weed Feed are only a few features that make this older neighborhood a fun place to live.
Neighborhood Boundaries: SW Commuter Path on the north, Edgewood Avenue on the east, Lake Wingra on the south, Odana Road on 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: -Madison Magazine named Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood as one of the "Great Neighborhoods" in their August 2009 edition.

-Sponsor Jazz in the Park, 4th of July Children's Parade, Solstice Parties in the Glenwood Children's Park, and other annual events to bring neighbors together.

-Restored Glenwood Children's Park and plant prairies along the Southwest Pedestrian Bike Path

-Maintain the Pedestrian Flag project to safely cross Monroe Street

-Contributor to UN World Health Organization

-"Safe Community" designation

-Created SW commuter bike path

-Received Urban Forestry Grant
Neighborhood Events: Wine Tasting (February), Ice Cream Social/Annual Meeting (Spring), Solstice Bonfires, Park Work Days (ongoing), Bike Path Workdays (ongoing), Annual Weed Feed (May), Lake Wingra Clean-Up (June), Jazz in the Park (June), Moonlight Paddles on Lake Wingra, Monroe Street Festival, July 4 Children's Parade
Places of Interest: Dudgeon-Monroe Prairie, Edgewood Campus, Glenway Children's Park, Glenway Golf Course, Forest Hill Cemetery, Lake Wingra Park & Boat Livery, Monroe Street Business District, University of Wisconsin-Arboretum, Wingra School

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Hornblower
Carole Kantor Editor, 2305 Keyes Av, Madison, WI 53711, (H)608-709-5553, hornblower@dmna.org
Web Page: http://www.dmna.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Campus Next Door: A Preliminary Plan for the Winga Park and University Heights-Higland Park Neighborhoods, December 1965
Monroe Street Commercial District Plan (March 27, 2007)
Publications: -Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Bylaws

-Isthmus Article: Dudgeon-Monroe: Paradise or the near-west side? (May 2008)

-Thoreau Elementary Traffic Safety Brochure, 2008-2009

-Franklin Elementary Traffic Safety Brochure, 2005-2006

-Exploring the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood, 1999

-Insiders Guide to the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood (1992)

-Past & Present: A History of the DMN Association (1998)

-Draft Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Plan (1998)

-Walking and Biking Through the Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood (1979)
Historic Districts: West Lawn Heights National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by Regent Street on the north, North Spooner Street on the east, Southwest Bicycle Path on the south, and properties abutting Virginia Terrace on the west.
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 33 (Monroe) Plan and Map
Urban Design Districts:

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Sara Eskrich, Aldermanic District 13 - Ward 65
Dane County Supervisor: Chuck Erickson, Supervisory District 13 - Ward 65
State Representative: Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 65
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 65

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Dudgeon Center for Community Programs (3200 Monroe Street), Neighborhood House (29 S. Mills Street), Monroe Street Fine Arts Center (2526 Monroe Street)
Community Gardens:
Fire Stations: Fire Station #4 (1437 Monroe Street), Fire Station #9 (201 North Midvale Boulevard)
Library: Monroe Street Branch (1705 Monroe Street), Sequoya Branch (513 South Midvale Boulevard)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Dudgeon School Park, Glenwood Children's Park, Glenway Golf Course, Henry Vilas Park, Beach and Zoo, Hillington Green, Tillitson Greenway, Wingra Park
Police Districts: South District, Capt. John Patterson, 825 Hughes Pl, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 65, Glenwood Moravian Community Church, 725 Gilmore St
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 23
Thoreau Elementary School (3870 Nakoma Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 203
Cherokee Heights Middle School (4301 Cherokee Dr)
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)