Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood Association

Last update Tuesday, April 23, 2019


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

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person(s): ENA Board, enaboard@elvehjemneighborhood.org
Charles Donaldson, president@elvehjemneighborhood.org, vicepresident@elvehjemneighborhood.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Eastside Great Dane
Address: 876 Juniper Ln
Date: Second Monday of the month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The Elvehjem Neighborhood is a walkable and bikable community with a mix of ages, housing, and lifestyles. It is centered around the Elvehjem Elementary School, which is within walking distance of all homes and features a boundless playground for children of all abilities built with the help of a devoted group of parents, volunteers, and businesses. The school borders Elvehjem Park and several acres of conservatory forest. The park has a large reservable shelter, and the conservatory is made up of a mature hardwood forest and prairie. Droster Park and Acewood Park further enhance the neighborhood. Acewood Park contains a natural kettle pond and an extension of the Capital City Bike Path, connecting Cottage Grove Road to Buckeye Road. Many services are available at the edge of the neighborhood, such as a grocery store, pharmacy, vet clinic, gas station, bakery, and restaurants. The Elvehjem Neighborhood is represented by a very active association and dedicated volunteers who work hard to build community. Our mission is to promote and improve our neighborhood community, provide a forum for neighborhood communication, and offer opportunities for social interaction. All 1,749 households receive bi-monthly newsletters via postal mail or e-mail, have access to our website and Facebook page, and can sign up for e-mail notices. Our biggest event is the Fourth of July Celebration where the morning starts with a bang at our Firecracker 5K/2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run, followed by the bike parade, picnic, games, bounce houses, raffle, and silent auction enjoyed by over 200 attendees. We recently broke ground on our Community Garden, and our weekly Wooden Steps Running Club has logged over 4000 miles in the spirit of neighborhood health and wellness. The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association has been active for nearly 50 years.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Cottage Grove Road on the north, I-90 on the east, East Buckeye Road on the south, Stoughton 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.
Neighborhood Events: Easter Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Picnic, Halloween Bonfire, Turkey Trot 5K Run/2 Mile Walk, Holiday in the Park