Current Conditions in Madison Parks for ski, skate, sled

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 4:49am

Ski Trails - Several cross country ski trails are now open: Odana Hills, Monona Golf Course, Owen Conservation Park, Elver Park. Madison Parks staff isre-grooming skating lane at Elver Park. Owen Park is groomed for tracks. By end of day, Olin/Turville Woods will be groomed. Elver Park Shelter and Odana Hills will be open this weekend for rentals.
Ice Skating - Please stay off the ice! The ice is thin, snow covered, and dangerous. Madison Parks will open the rinks as soon as they are safe for the public.
Sledding Hills - Conditions are good for sledding. Sledding hills are located in Warner Park, Berkley Park, Olbrich Park, Heistand Park and Elver Park. Elver snow hill will be re-groomed today. Parks Staff reminds everyone to have fun, be safe and respect your fellow sledders. Bring your own sled, wear a helmet, keep a safe distance from others when sledding. Exit the bottom of the hill as quickly as possible. Walk up the hill using the side of the hill. And remember, the use of the sledding hill is at your own risk.


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