Madison Parks Winter Activities for Feb. 4-6

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 9:26am

Winter Food Drive - Madison Parks is partnering with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to host a Winter Food Drive through February 6. Donations of non-perishable foods and grocery products (personal care and cleaning items) will be accepted at Vilas Park, Elver Park and Tenney Park, the Madison Park Administration Office and Warner Park Community Recreation Center. For more information on this project:

Outdoor Skating Rinks - Open for skating are: Elver, Vilas, Tenney, Westmorland, Heritage Heights, Nakoma. On Saturday morning staff will clear snow from Garner and Olbrich Park rinks. For more information on outdoor skating rinks, locations for skate rentals, etc, please visit:

Ski Trails - This snow means great skiing! Staff has packed the groomed the trails at Elver, Odana Hills, Monona Golf Course, South Cherokee, Owen Conservation Park, and Olin Turville Park. Ski rentals are available at Elver Park (weekdays and weekends) and Odana Hills (weekends only) For more information on cross country ski trails, please visit:

Sledding Hills - Get the sleds out! The conditions are great for sledding. Elver Park sledding hill will be groomed tomorrow morning. Remember, sledding is at your own risk. Bring your own sled. Exit the bottom of the hill as quickly as possible and walk up the sides of the hill. For hill locations visit:

Enjoy the weekend - and GO PACKERS!!!


  • Laura Whitmore576-5093