Welcome to Spring Harbor 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: Aaron Crandall, 5114 Flambeau Rd, Madison, WI 53705, (H)608-294-9505, aaron.crandall@yahoo.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Dale Heights Presbyterian Church
Address: 5501 University Ave
Date: Second Tuesday 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: One of Madison's largest and most populous neighborhoods, Spring Harbor spans the picturesque southwestern corner of Lake Mendota. Spring Harbor area has a little bit of everything that makes Madison great – abundant waterfront property, a variety of schools and public amenities, and several thriving commercial districts. Standing on the shoreline, the view across the water is of the forested University of Wisconsin campus, rather than the downtown, adding to the secluded appeal of Spring Harbor. The neighborhood covers more than 400 acres and is home to more than 1,200 households. Single-family homes and several condo developments makeup the housing stock. The Spring Harbor Neighborhood came of age during the 1950’s, as one-half of all homes were constructed during that decade. Currently, 91% of the neighborhood land is dedicated to housing, with a large mix in type, size, and style of units available. Our neighborhood has access to three major natural resources within its boundaries: 1) Lake Mendota; 2) Merrill Spring; and 3) Kettle Pond. Historic Madison, Inc. has designated four neighborhood sites as historically significant, including two areas containing Native American Effigy Mounds, the Hickory Hill House and the John R. Commons House.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Lake Mendota on the north, Merrill Springs Road on the east, Old Middleton Road and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad on the south, Whitney Way, the City of Madison Boundary on the east, and Camelot Drive, Heim Avenue and Marshall Park 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: -The SHNA and Indian Hills Garden Club worked to design/install a rain garden at the intersection of Lake Mendota Drive, Minocqua Crescent, and Spring Court. A kid-friendly turtle sphaped garden is planned for a large portion of the remaining open area (2009).

-Worked with Madison Parks Division to fundraise for the restoration of the stonework at Merrill Springs Park. This project was part of part of the the continuing restoration of the park by the SHNA (2009).

-The SHNA History Committee conducted a neighborhood history walk of eleven homes, Merrill Springs Park, and Native American mounds (2009).

Neighborhood Events: Fourth of July Parade and Picnic, Halloween Party, History Walk & Guided Tour, Indian Hills Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, Neighborhood Clean-up Day and Garlic Mustard Pull, Neighborhood Garage Sale
Places of Interest: Kettle Pond, Merrill Springs Park, Spring Harbor Beach Park, Spring Harbor Middle School, Turtle Rain Garden

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Spring Harbor News
Liz Freitick, 1656 Capital Ave, Madison, WI 53705, (H)608-438-2988, Efreitick@gmail.com
Web Page: http://www.SpringHarborOnline.com

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Spring Harbor Neighborhood Plan (November 7, 2006)
Publications:
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts: Urban Design District 6: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(13)
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=50000&sid=49

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Mark Clear, Aldermanic District 19 - Ward 86
Dane County Supervisor: Jeremy Levin, Supervisory District 10 - Ward 86
State Representative: Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 86
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 86

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers
Community Gardens: Spring Harbor Park and Boat Launch
Fire Stations: Fire Station # 2 (421 Grand Canyon Drive), Fire Station #9 (201 North Midvale Boulevard)
Library: Sequoya Branch (513 South Midvale Boulevard)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Camelot Open Space, Kettle Pond Conservation Park, Indian Hills Park, Marshall Park, Mendota–Grassman Greenway, Merrill Springs Park, Norman Way Open Space, Old Middleton Greenway, Spring Harbor Middle School playground, Spring Harbor Park and Beach
Police Districts: West District, Capt. Cory Nelson, 1710 McKenna Blvd., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 86, Spring Harbor Middle School, 1110 Spring Harbor Dr
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 4
Crestwood Elementary School (5930 Old Sauk Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 245
Jefferson Middle School (101 S Gammon Rd)
High School Attendance Area 145
Memorial High School (201 S Gammon Rd)