Madison Parks seeks public input for 2011-2016 Park and Open Space Plan

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 8:02am

Madison Parks seeks public input for 2011-2016 Park and Open Space Plan

The Madison Parks Division is updating the Park and Open Space Plan for 2011-2016. Staff is collecting public input for this plan through an on-line survey and three public input meetings. The purpose of the Park and Open Space Plan (POSP) is to serve as a long range planning guide for decisions made by City Boards and Commissions, City agencies and staff. It is a tool used to guide decisions for a variety of Park and Open Space issues such as city policies, park acquisitions, facility development, as well as park funding. The POSP is also a necessary component to be eligible for Federal and State grants.

All Madison residents are encouraged to participate in this process by filling out the on-line survey or attending one of the public input presentation meetings. The survey also allows for input concerning current and future park programming opportunities. Madison Parks is where we play. Our community stays strong when we play together. Staff wants to take steps to ensure that your Madison Parks programming needs are met.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to fill out this on-line survey, or join us at one of the public meeting presentations. The same survey will be provided at the meeting.

Public Meeting Dates
• January 25, 7-9 p.m.
Central Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
• February 3, 7-9 p.m.
Alicia Ashman Public Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.
• February 10, 7-9 p.m.
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive

Helpful Links
• Survey - on SurveyMonkey - deadline to participate February 15.
• 2005-2010 Park and Open Space Plan as part of the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan - Background (.pdf) and Recommendations (.pdf)

Questions or Concerns? Please email the


  • Laura Whitmore266-5949