Welcome to Kennedy Heights 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: Claude Gilmore, 199 Kennedy Heights, Madison, WI 53704, (W) 608-244-0767, (Fax)608-661-9190, director@khcommunitycenter.org
John Givens, 199 Kennedy Heights, Madison, WI 53704, (W) 608-244-0767, director@khcommunitycenter.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Kennedy Heights Community Center
Address: 199 Kennedy Heights
Date: Third Wednesday of Every Month
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Kennedy Heights Neighborhood includes 104 units of townhouse apartments for families with children. The neighborhood includes small parks, playgrounds, and a busy community center. The neighborhood is on two regular bus-lines and is within close walking distance of the local elementary school and the Cherokee Marsh. Your All Resident Association (YARA) started in 1978 with residents of the Kennedy Heights neighborhood coming together with the hope of fostering a greater sense of community and creating more activities for neighborhood children. By 1986, the neighborhood association had secured funding, built a community center and incorporated as a non-profit agency. The Kennedy Heights Community Center began operating various programs that improved the quality of life of the community residents. Now, second and third additions have been added to the building to meet expanding program needs.
Neighborhood Boundaries:
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: -The neighborhood boasts an active community center that includes preschool and after school programming for young children; a Boy Group and a Girls Inc. program for middle school youth; and various special adult programs throughout the year. The community center hosts a weekly food pantry and provides translation services for Hmong community members. The community center has recently fenced in our playground, added an additional bathroom, expanded our after school program to serve more children and started a boys development group. Last year over 800 people attended one of our community events.
Neighborhood Events: Annual Meeting, Community Talent Show, Family Literacy Night, Neighborhood Block Party, and much more
Places of Interest: Cherokee Lake and Marsh, Dane County Regional Airport, Dane County Health and Social Services Building, Northside Farmers Market, Troy Gardens, Warner Community Recreation Center, Warner Park and Beach

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: From the Heights
Claude Gilmore, 199 Kennedy Heights, Madison, WI 53704, (W) 608-244-0767, (Fax)608-661-9190, newsletter@khcommunitycenter.org
Web Page: http://www.khcommunityCenter.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: NorthportWarner ParkSherman Neighborhood Project Website
Northport-Warner Park-Sherman Neighborhood Plan: Volume I (November 3, 2009)
Northport-Warner Park-Sherman Neighborhood Plan: Volume II (November 3, 2009)
NorthportWarner ParkSherman Neighborhood Plan (November 10, 1992)
Publications: -City of Madison Northside Market Study

-Quarterly newsletter, annual report, community center brochure
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts:

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Rebecca Kemble, Aldermanic District 18 - Ward 35
Dane County Supervisor: Michele Ritt, Supervisory District 18 - Ward 35
State Representative: Melissa Sargent, Assembly District 48 - Ward 35
State Senator: Mark Miller, Senate District 16 - Ward 35

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights), Warner Park Community Recreation Center (1625 Northport Drive)
Community Gardens: Troy Gardens located on the 500 block of Troy Drive (270 plots)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #10 (1517 Troy Drive)
Library: Lakeview Branch (2845 North Sherman Avenue)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, Lakeview Woods, Lindbergh Elementary School playground, Warner Park and Beach
Police Districts: North District, Capt. Jay Lengfeld, 2033 Londonderry Dr, Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 35, Mendota Elementary, 4002 School Rd
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 71
Lindbergh Elementary School (4500 Kennedy Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 210
Blackhawk Middle School (1402 Wyoming Way)
High School Attendance Area 141
East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)