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Madison Parks provides seasonal lifeguard services at select beaches.

DAILY STAFFED BEACHES  - 11:00AM TO 7:00PM
(FRIDAY, JUNE 9 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017)

WEEKEND STAFFED BEACHES - 12:30-4:30PM SATURDAY/SUNDAY
(SATURDAY, JUNE 10 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017, and Tuesday, July 4)

UNSTAFFED BEACHES
Brittingham Park
James Madison Park
Marshall Park, now offering Marshall Boat rentals, cafe and lessons! 
Olin Park

Lifeguards will not be on-duty when beaches are closed by Public Health or during inclement weather. Water quality conditions are monitored in-season by Public Health Madison & Dane County Beach Conditions and may list a beach as CLOSED. It is also advice to avoid swimming after a heavy rainfall. More information.

Please note: Improvements are happening at Esther Park beach! Due to reconstruction, the beach will be closed for the 2017 season.

  • B.B. Clarke Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 835 Spaight St.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Street Parking
    Amenities: Diving Float, Playground

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: Yes

    Beach Details
  • Bernie's Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 901 Gilson St.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Street Parking
    Amenities: Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: Yes

    Beach Details
  • Brittingham Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 701 W. Brittingham Pl.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Canoe/Kayak Rental, Concessions, Picnic Tables, Playground

    Swim Ropes: No
    Lifeguard: No

    Beach Details
  • James Madison Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 614 E. Gorham St.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Street Parking
    Amenities: Picnic Tables, Playground, Volleyball

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: No

    Beach Details
  • Marshall Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 2101 Allen Blvd.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak Rental, Concessions, Picnic Tables, Playground, Volleyball

    Swim Ropes: No
    Lifeguard: No

    Beach Details
  • Olbrich Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 3527 Atwood Avenue
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak Rental, Concessions, Picnic Tables, Volleyball

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: Yes

    Beach Details
  • Olin Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1156 Olin-Turville Ct.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Boat Ramp, Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: No
    Lifeguard: No

    Beach Details
  • Spring Harbor Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1918 Norman Way
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: Yes

    Beach Details
  • Tenney Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1300 Sherman Ave.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Picnic Tables, Playground, Volleyball

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: Yes

    Beach Details
  • Vilas Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1501 Vilas Park Dr.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: Yes

    Beach Details
  • Warner Beach

    Public Health Testing:
    OK
    Address: 1101 Woodward Dr.
    Restroom: Yes
    Drinking Water: Yes
    Parking: Parking Lot
    Amenities: Boat Ramp, Picnic Tables

    Swim Ropes: Yes
    Lifeguard: Yes

    Beach Details

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