Beat the Heat in Madison Parks

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:09am

Madison Parks has some great places for you to stay cool.

Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Ave. Madison, (608) 264-9292
Daily recreation swim times Monday - Thursday, 12:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. & 6:15p.m. - 8:00p.m.; Friday, noon - 8:00p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays, noon - 7:00p.m. Resident costs are $4.50/adults and $3.00/youth and $3.25/seniors.

• Thursday, July 21 - Jon Lancaster Toyota will help you beat the heat this Thursday. The first 1000 people through the gates on Thursday will get $1.00 off their daily admission thanks to Jon Lancaster Toyota! Save some money while staying cool!

• Friday, July 22 -Float-In Movie Night at Goodman Pool featuring Despicable Me
Doors open at 8:15, Movie begins at 8:30pm
Join us at our first Float-In Movie Night at Goodman Pool! Enjoy a family movie under the stars while relaxing and floating on a tube or on the pool deck. We will be showing Despicable Me. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite inflatable from home, as none will be provided. The movie will begin at 8:30 and all entry must be done before 8:45pm. Concessions will be open throughout the evening. This will be a fun, family friendly event that'll be a perfect end to a hot summer day!
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Cypress Spray Park, 902 Magnolia Lane
This wet and wild attraction on Madison's south side offers the perfect opportunity to cool down and meet some new friends. Since its opening in 2007 the Cypress SprayPark has been a safe environment to take in a relaxing mist or play under a wild rain shower. Best of all, its free! The SprayPark is located on the corner of Cypress Way and Magnolia Lane.

Normal Hours, open daily through Labor Day from 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Hours extended this week due to the heat wave - 10a.m. - 8p.m. Normal hours will resume on Saturday.

Madison Parks Beaches - Madison's unique location on an isthmus means that you are never far from water. Surrounded by 15,429 acres of sparkling lakes and 13 public beaches, Madison has plenty of opportunities to enjoy these lakes. Splash in the water, rent a canoe or kayak, or just lounge in the sun-there is something for everybody. Each beach is different with its own views and points of interest so grab your sunscreen and picnic lunch and check out them all!

The Public Health Department monitors the daily condition of the beaches. Please be sure to check their website for daily closings and conditions reports.

Regional Beaches, Daily Hours 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
BB Clarke Beach, 835 Spaight Street
Olbrich Beach, 3527 Atwood Ave.
Tenney Beach, 1300 Sherman Ave.
Vilas Beach, 1339 Vilas Park Drive

Neighborhood Beaches, Daily Hours, 12:30p.m.-4:30p.m.
Bernies Beach, 901 Gilson Street
Esther Beach, 2802 Waunona Way
James Madison Beach, 614 E. Gorham Street
Spring Harbor Beach, 1918 Norman Way
Olin Beach, 1155 Olin-Turville Court
Warner Beach, 1101 Woodward Drive

  • Laura Whitmore, 608-266-5949