Goodman Day at Goodman Pool

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:06am

Friday, July 1 - Goodman Day
Goodman's Jewelers to sponsor the first 500 kids through the gates

Goodman's Jewelers, 220 State Street, will be sponsoring the day by providing free admission to the first 500 kids to come to the pool on Friday, July 1. The gates open for recreation swim time open at 12:30p.m.

"Goodman's Jewelers is proud to sponsor this event at the Madison Parks Goodman Pool in honor of Irwin and Robert Goodman," says John Hayes, owner of Goodman's Jewelers.

Irwin and Bob Goodman were long-time supporters of many organizations in Madison, including Madison Parks. Their donation of $2.8 million for the construction of the pool was needed impetus to get a pool built in Madison. Even after the pool was built, they continued to support it by establishing a scholarship fund. Hundreds of children, regardless of their income level, have learned how to swim at Madison Parks Goodman Pool.

"Madison Parks was fortunate to have friends like Irwin and Robert Goodman. The Goodman Foundation continues to support the Goodman Pool Scholarship program which provides funding to hundreds of youth each summer," says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "We are thankful to Goodman's Jewelers in following in Irwin & Robert's generous spirit by sponsoring the first 500 kids to come through the gate on Goodman Day at the pool."

Gilbert the Goodman Guppy - celebrates his 5th birthday with YOU - Friday, July 1, 2:00-3:00p.m. Enjoy this special day at the pool with a birthday celebration. Decorate your own birthday crown, sing Happy Birthday - and of course enjoy some cake! While supplies last.

Summer Children's Clothes Drive, July 1-10. Donate gently-used or new summer children's clothes at Goodman Pool. Madison Parks is partnering with the Community Action Coalition for this summer clothes drive. For more details and other locations, please visit:

Madison Parks' Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Avenue, is open for the season. The Goodman Pool is Madison's only community pool and features two waterslides, an eight-lane lap pool with diving boards, zero-depth splash features for pre-school aged children, family changing rooms, sand play areas and concessions . . . there is something for everyone!

Take a break at the Goodman Cabana Area and enjoy a snack and surf the web with free WIFI. Post swim pictures of your kids on your Facebook page while at the pool or register for swim lessons at

Goodman Pool is the perfect place for your child's Birthday Party - or even your family reunion. Party packages are available. Call today! (608) 264-9292

Recreation Swim Times
Mon. - Thurs., DAYS, 12:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Mon. - Thurs., EVENINGS, 6:15p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Fridays, Noon - 8:00p.m.
Sat. - Sun., Noon. - 7:00p.m.


  • Laura Whitmore266-5949
  • Steve Doniger266-6517