Spring in Madison Dog Parks

posted February 28, 2018 1:03 PM

Madison loves its dog parks! Some may say too much. While we rank in the top 10 cities nationally in the number of off-leash dog parks offered, we know we need more. This is evident by their growing popularity and intensity of use in recent years. Springtime is especially harsh on our dog parks. As the ground thaws and softens, it is easily damaged and often irreparable. Given the spring thaw occurring and the intensity of use, beginning February 28, we are temporarily closing, until further notice the following dog parks: Demetral, McCormick, Odana School, and Walnut Grove. Please consider using an alternate location such as Quann Park during this time. See MAP for additional locations.  As we move forward, we will continue to work with the public and policymakers to develop a vision for more dog access opportunities across the system while ensuring we take good care of our parks. Thank you for your cooperation and continued support of Madison Parks.


posted April 11, 2018 11:55 AM

The best and ONLY way to know if a park field is open for play is to call the Rainout Line (608)267-8787. Weekdays the line will be updated by 2:00pm, weekends and holidays the line will be updated by 9:00am. The line will be updated if fields are questionable, if no update by the times listed, fields are open for play. Fields that are closed for maintenance are listed on the website and NOT listed on the rainout line. 
Additionally, a notification will be sent to the email address used to reserve an athletic space when a space is closed due to weather.

Goodman Pool Scholarships Available

posted February 27, 2018 7:40 AM

Goodman Pool is a place for everyone! Scholarships are available for general admission, lessons and the Waves Swim & Dive Team. Get all the details here

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