Welcome to Eken Park 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: Jody Werzinske, Madison, WI 53704, (H)608-622-7960, cochair@ekenpark.org
Syed Mustajab Abbas , Madison, WI 53704, (Mobile) 646-808-5651, cochair@ekenpark.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Bashford United Methodist Church
Address: 529 North Street
Date: First Thursday of every month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Eken Park is a small, quiet neighborhood of single-family homes and small apartment buildings on the near east side of Madison, within walking distance of popular amenities. The neighborhood's modest, architecturally diverse homes are attractive to those young and old, singles and families. The Eken Park Neighborhood Association strives to bring residents together to create and enhance the neighborhood's sense of community.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Aberg Avenue on the north, East Washington Avenue on the south, Commercial Avenue, North Street and Packers Avenue 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: - Eken Park Neighborhood Association has consulted with City Engineering on plan for bike/pedestrian bridge over Aberg Avenue

- Eken Park Neighborhood Association worked to have a bike rack at intersection of East Johnson Street & North Street (North Street Neighborhood Business District)

-Eken Park Neighborhood Association established the McCormick Community Garden

-A joint effort between Emerson East and Eken Park Neighborhoods, the neighborhoods worked with Madison Police Department to reduce prostitution and harassment complaints in the North Street area through citizen patrols and increased police vigilance

-Eken Park Neighborhood Association worked to establish the McCormick dog park
Neighborhood Events: Game Activity Day, Potluck Picnic (June), Open Houses, Spring & Fall Parks Cleanup
Places of Interest: North Street Business District, Starkweather Creek

Neighborhood Communications
Web Page: http://www.ekenpark.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Emerson EastEken Park Neighborhood Plan (March 17, 1998)
Emerson–Burr Jones–Eken Park Neighborhood Plan Strategy (June 1985)
Madison Square (April 1969)
Emerson East – Eken Park - Yahara Neighborhood Plan (January 5, 2016)
Publications: Emerson East-Eken Park Neighborhood Plan (tentative 1998), Emerson–Burr Jones–Eken Park Neighborhood Plan Strategy (1984)
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 37 (Union Corners) Plan and Map
Urban Design Districts: Urban Design District 4: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(11)

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

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Larry Palm, Aldermanic District 12 - Ward 28
Larry Palm, Aldermanic District 12 - Ward 29
Dane County Supervisor: Paul Rusk, Supervisory District 12 - Ward 28
Heidi Wegleitner, Supervisory District 2 - Ward 29
State Representative: Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 28
Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 - Ward 29
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 28
Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 29

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers East Madison Community Center (8 Straubel Court)
Community Gardens:
Fire Stations: Fire Station #10 (1517 Troy Drive)
Library: Hawthorne Branch (2707 East Washington Avenue)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Demetral Field, Eken Park, Starkweather Creek, Washington Manor Park
Police Districts: North District, Capt. Jay Lengfeld, 2033 Londonderry Dr, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 28, Madison College - Commercial, 2125 Commercial Ave
Ward 29, East High School, 2222 E Washington Ave
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 7
Emerson Elementary School (2421 E Johnson St)
Middle School Attendance Area 228
Sherman Middle School (1610 Ruskin St)
High School Attendance Area 141
East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)