The facility includes a gymnasium, fully equipped exercise room, game room and dry and wet craft rooms. Meeting rooms and beautiful community rooms are available to rent for banquets, company gatherings, weddings, birthday parties, etc.
Enjoy signature blend coffee and muffins at the Warner Park Perks Coffee Kiosk located in the lobby.
Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR) provides various classes and programs and the North/Eastside Senior Coalition provides a nutrition site with other programs and events for seniors.
Madison Parks is pleased to announce that Jacob Tisue has been hired as the new Warner Park Facility Manager.
Jacob grew up playing football and basketball and participating in public recreation programs such as theater, and singing in his hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. His mother coached his and his siblings’ teams and instilled a passion in him for the benefits of parks and recreation. He carried forward this enthusiasm and belief into his education. Jacob received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa in Leisure, Youth and Human Services and a Master of Science in Recreation Administration from George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
Jacob started his career as a site coordinator at an after school community learning center in Jesup, Iowa. This job really sparked a passion in Jacob for community relationship building, education and engagement. He became involved with the National After School Alliance and worked on social issues facing young kids in that community. From there he became a Program Director at the Blackhawk County YMCA in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA. He managed the 60,000 sq. ft facility, the school age programming and the sport departments. He continued to work with the schools and community engagement programs as he helped develop an award winning after-school program for middle-schoolers called ECHOES. This program engaged these young people with out of school enrichment programs like outdoor adventures, theater and sports.
Most recently Jacob has worked as the Park and Recreation Director for the Village of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. He worked on developing the Firemen’s Park, built new and improved existing trail systems and created new family friendly community events.
As the new director of the Warner Park Community Recreation Center (WPCRC), Jacob is excited to get back to his roots of community building and community engagement. He is eager to get to know the diverse north side neighborhoods, build relationships with community groups and help the center fulfill its mission to be a gathering place that connects people of all ages, races and cultural backgrounds.
When he is not at WPCRC, Jacob enjoys spending time with his young family. He continues to play and coach his kids’ basketball and football teams. He enjoys participating in various community events like Paddle & Portage. In fact this year will be his son’s 6th event and he’s only 11 years old!
Madison Parks welcomes Jacob to Warner Park and we encourage you to stop by and meet him as he gets to know the vibrant northside community!