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Posted on Aug 21, 2014:
End of Season Aquatics Schedule
It’s August – that means back to school shopping, school registration, doctor’s appointments, haircuts….argh!  Stop the Back to School madness by relaxing at Goodman Pool!   Before the kids have to …
Posted on Aug 4, 2014:
Madison Parks’ Newest Splash Parks Opening at Elver & Reindahl Parks
Madison Parks’ Newest Splash Parks Opening at Elver & Reindahl ParksGrand Opening Ribbon-cutting at Reindahl Park on August 8, 11:00 a.m.   Madison Parks is pleased to announce the grand opening of …
Posted on Aug 1, 2014:
Madison Meet & Eat to begin at Brittingham Park
Madison Meet & Eat to begin at Brittingham Park on Tuesday, August 5, 5:00-7:00PM   The city of Madison is excited to expand the Madison Meet & Eat to Brittingham Park on Tuesday nights this …
Posted on Aug 1, 2014:
Trucks and Treasures
Trucks and TreasuresFeaturing the Kids to Kids Garage Sale and the Big Rig Gig Saturday, September 13, 9a.m. – noon at Warner Park  Trucks and Treasures is a popular event that combines two of …
Posted on Jul 31, 2014:
City to Consider Special Funding for Trees
The Madison City Council will consider a special fee to fund the city’s urban forestry program in place of property taxes. The bulk of the urban forestry program is street trees but also includes …
Posted on Jul 24, 2014:
Ride the Drive – Eastside – Only One Month Away!
Ride the Drive – Eastside – Only One Month Away! August 24, 2014 – 10am to 3pmhttp://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/RideTheDrive/eastside/   The City of Madison and Madison Parks are excited to bring …
Posted on Jun 27, 2014:
Elver Park Fireworks Celebration
Madison Parks and the City of Madison are happy to present the annual Elver Park Fireworks Celebration on July 3, 2014.   The Elver Park Fireworks celebration is a free, family-friendly event. …
Posted on Jun 23, 2014:
Rhythm and Booms – June 28, 2014
 For the first time in Rhythm & Booms’ history, the show is being displayed over Lake Monona, offering spectacular viewing from many sites around Madison.   Join Madison Festivals on John Nolen …
Posted on Jun 18, 2014:
Storm Clean-up Efforts in Parks and Street Trees
As the city cleans up from the round of storms this week, please use caution and common sense when traveling around the affected areas. City of Madison Forestry and Parks crews are out cleaning up …
Posted on Jun 18, 2014:
Storm Clean Up Volunteers Should Use Common Sense
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin reminded residents today that if you plan to volunteer to help clean up area storm damage, use common sense and be safe.   "City crews have been out, practically around …
Posted on Jun 17, 2014:
Madison Meet & Eat to begin on Thursday at Meadowood
The city of Madison is excited to bring back Madison Meet & Eat for summer 2014. This unique neighborhood event brings together a collective of local food cart vendors and encourages friends and …
Posted on Jun 6, 2014:
Goodman Pool opens for the season on June 12 at 12:30p.m.
The countdown begins!!     Just as your kids are counting down the days left of school, we are counting down the days until Goodman Pool opens for the season.   Goodman Pool, 325 W. Olin Ave., is …
Posted on May 23, 2014:
Madison Parks REGIONAL Beaches Opening Up for Memorial Day Weekend
Looking to do some swimming or hanging out on the beach this holiday weekend? Madison Park Regional beaches will be open for those looking to enjoy the lakes this Memorial Weekend.  Lifeguard …
Posted on May 21, 2014:
Unique market to open in June
For the past six months, something that seemed only a dream for the Triangle Neighborhood and Brittingham Park has slowly taken shape: a farmers market within walking distance that not only sells …
Posted on May 19, 2014:
2014 Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Branch Sampling Results
Madison Parks Forestry Section concluded its third year of ‘Branch Sampling’ test program for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) detection last week. While it was confirmed in November 2013 that Emerald Ash …
Posted on May 12, 2014:
Reflections from the Banks of the Yahara River
“Reflections on the Banks of the Yahara River” is bringing temporary art installations by five local artists to the parkway this summer In the heart of Madison’s East Side, at the gateway to the …
Posted on May 9, 2014:
City of Madison Disc Golf Courses are Open for the Season
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports and is fun for all and easy to learn!  To play a round of disc golf is low cost, low impact exercise, and a great way to explore Madison’s Parks.   …
Posted on May 7, 2014:
Elver Park Fireworks Continue in 2014
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, 1st District Alder Lisa Subeck, and 20th District Alder Matt Phair announced today that the City of Madison will provide funding for continuation of the Elver Park …
Posted on Apr 29, 2014:
Heritage Tree Winner Announced
The City of Madison Forestry Section is pleased to announce the 2014 Madison Parks Division Heritage Tree Award winner. The Heritage Tree Award is part of Madison’s Arbor Week celebration and was …
Posted on Apr 28, 2014:
City of Madison Awarded “Sterling Community” by Tree City USA
On May 1, 2014, the City of Madison will be awarded a 25 year Tree City USA award as well as receiving a “Sterling Community” designation by the Arbor Day Foundation. To achieve the Sterling …
Posted on Apr 24, 2014:
Madison Parks Foundation receives $50,000 grant for Splash Park Project
The Madison Parks Foundation has been awarded $50,000 grant from Madison Community Foundation for its ongoing Splash Park Project.   This contribution is the latest from MCF, which already …
Posted on Apr 22, 2014:
Ground Breaking Ceremony for Madison Parks’ two new Splash Parks
Madison Parks is pleased to announce a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of new splash parks at Reindahl Park and Elver Park.  The groundbreaking event will occur at Elver …
Posted on Apr 21, 2014:
Madison Named the Greenest City in the Nation
Mayor Soglin and other city officials today heralded another accolade for the City of Madison, this one focusing on parks and transportation, names Madison the Greenest City in the Nation. As Earth …
Posted on Apr 21, 2014:
Madison Parks Celebrates Earth Day with Lake View Elementary School
Madison Parks is pleased to continue our partnership with Lake View Elementary School to celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, and the United Way’s Global Youth Service Day.   For 20 years, we have …
Posted on Apr 9, 2014:
New Playground Coming to Goodman Pool
During Madison’s hot summer months, thousands of children and families make their way to the Goodman Pool and its adjacent playground to relax, to play and to cool off. The playground, with its …
Posted on Apr 7, 2014:
Madison Parks - Moonlight Movie Series continues with Caddyshack
“Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper now about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac…It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!” Celebrate the end of …
Posted on Apr 1, 2014:
Monona, Glenway and Odana Hills Golf Courses to open at 9:00a.m. on Wednesday, April 2
No Foolin’ !!  Three golf courses opening tomorrow!  Monona, Glenway and Odana Hills Golf Courses to open at 9:00a.m. on Wednesday, April 2   Madison Parks is happy to announce that three of the …
Posted on Mar 24, 2014:
Oscar Rennebohm Foundation Awards $50,000 to Two City Splash Park Projects
Oscar Rennebohm Foundation Awards $50,000 to Two City Splash Park Projects  Madison, WI—The Madison Parks Foundation is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, …
Posted on Mar 19, 2014:
Please STAY OFF Madison Parks Fields and Turf
As the spring thaw slowly begins, the Madison Parks athletic fields are also beginning to thaw. The athletic fields (soccer, softball, football) are not in condition to handle large numbers of …
Posted on Mar 17, 2014:
Ride the Drive - two events in 2014!
Ride the Drive – back in 2014 !!!   The City of Madison and Madison Parks are excited to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its sixth year!  We will be hosting Ride the …
Posted on Mar 13, 2014:
Public Input Meeting for Huegl Park Playground Improvements
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed playground improvements at Huegel Park. At this meeting, City staff will discuss the project and seek …
Posted on Feb 14, 2014:
Public Input Meeting for Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park Improvements
PUBLIC MEETING Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park Improvements The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss proposed playground and path improvements at Lucy Lincoln …
Posted on Feb 13, 2014:
Madison Parks Winter Clothing Drive
Take HEART this Valentine’s Day and help those in need!!  Madison Parks is teaming up with the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC) to provide warm winter clothing for …
Posted on Jan 30, 2014:
Public Meeting for Breese Stevens Artificial Turf Installation
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed artificial turf improvements at Breese Stevens Field.  At this meeting, Madison Parks and their …
Posted on Jan 27, 2014:
Candlelight Ski at Odana Hills Golf Course
Are you new to cross-country skiing? Or are you an old pro at this winter sport? Madison Parks invites you to get outside and enjoy the quiet beauty of winter with the Candlelight Cross-Country Ski …
Posted on Jan 27, 2014:
Snow Emergency Continues
Snow Emergency Continues Until 7 a.m. Tuesday   A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday January 28th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off …
Posted on Jan 26, 2014:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison …
Posted on Jan 23, 2014:
Public Input Meeting for Droster Park Playground
Droster Park Playground The City of Madison Parks Division will have a second public input meeting to discuss the proposed playground improvements at Droster Park. At this meeting, City staff will …
Posted on Jan 17, 2014:
Central Park Skatepark Design Public Input Meeting
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a second public input meeting to discuss the proposed skatepark improvements at Central Park. At this meeting, City staff will discuss the project and …
Posted on Jan 15, 2014:
Skate Around with UW Women's Hockey Team at Vilas Park
Madison Parks and the University of Wisconsin athletic department will host the fourth Wisconsin women's hockey outdoor team skate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 at Vilas Park.   Fans …
Posted on Jan 8, 2014:
Candlelight Snowshoe Event
Candlelight SnowshoePresented by Madison Parks, Monona Parks & Recreation, Aldo Leopold Nature Center and REI  Date: January 18, 2014, 5pm-7pmWebsite: …
Posted on Jan 8, 2014:
Stargazing in Madison Parks
Do you know how to find the Big and Little Dippers in the night sky? How about Orion the hunter or the queen Cassiopeia? Or do you ever just gaze into the sky and wonder what all those celestial …
Posted on Jan 3, 2014:
Outdoor Activities affected by Extremely Cold Weather this weekend
Before the arctic weather hits Madison, put on extra scarves and mittens and enjoy the ski trails and ice rinks.   Friday, January 03, 2014 - Tonight’s Groove & Glide Ice Skating Party is STILL ON …
Posted on Jan 1, 2014:
Ice Skating Lessons at Elver and Tenney Parks Begin on Monday, January 6
Is it your child’s first winter on the ice? Or does your child already love to skate and he or she wants to build on the skills they already have? Or do YOU wish to improve your confidence and your …
Posted on Dec 23, 2013:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 24th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If …
Posted on Dec 22, 2013:
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency.  That means that alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison …
Posted on Dec 18, 2013:
Evjue Foundations Awards $50,000 to Two City of Madison’s Splash Parks Projects
The Madison Parks Foundation received a $50,000 grant award from the Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times, for the construction of splash parks at Reindahl and Elver …
Posted on Dec 13, 2013:
Winter Fun begins this weekend in Madison Parks!
Winter recreation fun starts this weekend!     December 13, 2013 | Madison, WI |  Okay Everybody -   This weather is cold, but at least now we can have some FUN outside!  Ice Rinks – This is the …
Posted on Dec 9, 2013:
Public Input Meeting for Westport Meadows Park
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed playground improvements at Westport Meadows Park. At this meeting, City staff will discuss the project …
Posted on Dec 9, 2013:
Snow Emergency Continues
A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until 7 a.m. Tuesday December 10th.  Residents are asked to keep their vehicles off the street today and tonight if possible.  If …
Posted on Dec 6, 2013:
Public Input Meeting for Everglade Park Improvements
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed playground improvements at Everglade Park. At this meeting, City staff will discuss the project and seek …
Posted on Dec 6, 2013:
Central Park Skatepark Public Input Meeting
Central Park Skatepark Design The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed skatepark improvements at Central Park. At this meeting, City staff will …
Posted on Nov 27, 2013:
Public Meeting for Pilgrim Park Playground Improvements
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed playground improvements at Pilgrim Park.  At this meeting, City staff will discuss the project and seek …
Posted on Nov 26, 2013:
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Madison
City of Madison officials received confirmation of the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on the north side of Madison near Warner Park. As a result, Dane County will be quarantined. The …
Posted on Nov 19, 2013:
Public Input Meeting for Haen Family Park
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss the proposed playground improvements at Haen Family Park. At this meeting, City staff will discuss the project and …
Posted on Nov 6, 2013:
Madison Parks joins the Toys for Tots Campaign
Madison Parks is proud to join in support of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation by hosting collection sites at three locations: 1. Madison Parks Administration Office, City County Building 210 …
Posted on Oct 21, 2013:
Monona and Glenway last day for play is Monday, October 21
The calendar and the temperature gage agree - it's fall. Enjoy these last few days of golf this season on the Madison Parks Golf Courses. Glenway and Monona Golf Courses last day is TODAY, October …
Posted on Oct 14, 2013:
Public Input Meeting for James Madison Park
The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss potential improvements at James Madison Park. At this meeting City staff will present information, answer questions …
Posted on Oct 10, 2013:
Gates of Heaven & Madison Park Shelters 2014 Reservations begin November 12, 2013
Madison Parks has 20 shelters nestled in Madison's unique and scenic parks. Each shelter has a restroom, electricity and water and is an ideal location for your graduation party, family reunion, …
Posted on Oct 9, 2013:
Public Input Meeting for new Elver Park Splash Park
The City of Madison Parks Division and Alder Lisa Subeck will host a public input meeting to discuss the proposed splash park at Elver Park on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be …
Posted on Oct 4, 2013:
Madison Parks Fall Festival Cancelled Due to Severe Weather Forecast
Madison Parks Fall Festival set for Saturday, October 5 at Elver Park has been cancelled due to the forecast of severe weather and strong winds on Saturday. The safety of the vendors, staff and …
Posted on Sep 19, 2013:
Madison Recognized as a "Bird City Wisconsin"
In August 2013, Madison, WI was recognized as an official ‘Bird City' by the Bird City Wisconsin Project! This designation indicates the city of Madison's dedication to working with residents to …
Posted on Sep 11, 2013:
Madison Parks Fall Festival
What better way to enjoy the fall weather than spending a pleasant afternoon at the park perusing handmade crafts and works of art? Join Madison Parks for the 2nd annual Fall Festival Craft Fair on …
Posted on Aug 13, 2013:
End of Season Madison Parks Goodman Pool and Beach schedule
It's August - that means back to school shopping, school registration, doctor's appointments, haircuts….argh! Stop the Back to School madness by relaxing at Goodman Pool! Before the kids have to …
Posted on Aug 5, 2013:
200 Volunteers Needed for Ride the Drive!!
Ride the Drive - Westside, presented by the City of Madison and Madison Parks, is fast approaching. Join us on Sunday, August 18 from 10am-3pm for the second Ride the Drive event for summer 2013, …
Posted on Jul 29, 2013:
Madison Parks Night at the Duck Pond
In celebration of National Parks and Rec month, join the Madison Parks Division and the Madison Mallards on Tuesday, July 30 for a Mallards baseball game as we celebrate our treasured parks. The …
Posted on Jul 24, 2013:
Madison Parks Forestry accepting Heritage Tree Program nominations to Celebrate Madison Arbor Legacy
The Madison Parks Forestry section is accepting nominations for the Heritage Tree Program. In 2012, the inaugural year of the program, three different trees or tree groves were recognized as …
Posted on Jul 19, 2013:
Ride the Drive - Westside - August 18
Less than one month away!! The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to host Ride the Drive - Westside on Sunday, August 18 from 10am-3pm. This is the second Ride the Drive event for summer …
Posted on Jul 17, 2013:
Stay Cool with Madison Parks
Whew! To state the obvious….it's hot out! Find some relief from the heat in Madison Parks! Goodman Pool, 325 W. Olin Ave. Recreation Swim Monday - Thursday from 12:30-4:30p.m. & 6:15-8:00p.m., …
Posted on Jul 5, 2013:
Madison Meet & Eat to start Tuesday at Villager Mall
The city of Madison is excited to introduce the second series of Madison Meet & Eat to the south side of Madison. This unique neighborhood event brings together a collective of local food cart …
Posted on Jun 24, 2013:
Elver Park Fireworks - July 2, 2013
Madison Parks and Woodman's Markets are thrilled to announce the annual Elver Park Fireworks Celebration on July 2, 2013. The Elver Park Fireworks celebration is a free, family-friendly event. …
Posted on Jun 10, 2013:
Goodman's Jewelers to sponsor the first 500 kids through the gates on June 14
‘School's OUT' Special at Goodman Pool - June 14 Goodman's Jewelers to sponsor the first 500 kids through the gates on June 14 Friday June 14 - officially named Goodman Day Madison Parks and …
Posted on May 22, 2013:
Madison Parks Beaches Opening Up for Memorial Day Weekend
Looking to do some swimming or hanging out on the beach this holiday weekend? Madison Park Regional beaches will be open for those looking to enjoy the lakes this Memorial Weekend. Lifeguard …
Posted on May 16, 2013:
Branch Sampling concluded - No EAB detected in Madison
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Branch Sampling Results Madison Parks Forestry Section concluded its second year of ‘Branch Sampling' test program for early Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) detection this week. No …
Posted on May 7, 2013:
Madison Parks - Moonlight Movie Series
The Madison Parks and Madison Mallards are teaming up to host the Moonlight Movie Series celebrating the Madison Parks Foundation's 10 years supporting our community's parks. Join us throughout the …
Posted on May 1, 2013:
Rubber Ducky River Race to benefit Goodman Pool Scholarship Fund
Location: Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Ave. Date: Saturday, June 8th Time: 10:30 - 11:30a.m. Madison Parks, the Madison Parks Foundation, the Madison Mallards and West Bend are teaming up once again to …
Posted on May 1, 2013:
Elver Park and Heistand Park Disc Golf Courses Open Thursday, May 2!!
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports and is fun for all and easy to learn! To play a round of disc golf is low cost, low impact exercise, and a great way to explore Madison's Parks. Disc …
Posted on Apr 22, 2013:
Arbor Week Celebration and Heritage Tree Award Winner
Madison Parks Forestry Section Celebrates Arbor Week this week! April 22, 2013 - In celebration Arbor Week and the city's designation of Tree City, the Madison Parks Forestry section will be …
Posted on Apr 12, 2013:
Monona Golf Course and Odana Hills Golf Course to open at NOON on Sunday, April 14, 2013
Madison Parks is happy to announce that two of the golf courses will be opening on Sunday, April 14 at NOON! The availability of cart rental will be a ‘day of' decision. If the course is dry …
Posted on Apr 9, 2013:
Madison Parks Disc Golf Pay for Play Program begins in spring 2013
Disc golf, which has become one of the fastest growing sports in recent years, is fun for all and easy to learn! Beginning in 2013, Madison Parks will require a permit for players ages 17 and …
Posted on Apr 3, 2013:
Please STAY OFF the Madison Parks Turf
As the spring thaw begins, the Madison Parks athletic fields are also beginning to thaw. The athletic fields (soccer, softball, football) are not in condition to handle large numbers of people. …
Posted on Mar 22, 2013:
Sign up for the Kids to Kids Garage Sale
Kids to Kids Garage Sale hosted by Madison Parks Sunday, May 5, 9:00am - Noon Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Boulevard Saturday, September 21, 9:00am - Noon Warner Park, 2930 North Sherman Avenue Is the …
Posted on Mar 22, 2013:
Ride the Drive back for 2 events in 2013
The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its fifth year! We will be hosting Ride the Drive-Downtown on June 2nd from 10am to 3pm and …
Posted on Mar 19, 2013:
Earth Day Challenge- April 27, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon
As the season slowly transitions to spring, it's time to start thinking about ways to brighten up our city from the tracks of a gloomy, grey winter! The City of Madison Parks Division will be …
Posted on Mar 18, 2013:
Madison Parks Meet the Pro/ Beat the Pro
(Madison, WI)- Madison Parks is pleased to announce our Meet the Pro/ Beat the Pro event on Saturday, March 30 from 11am-2pm at Odana Hills Golf Course. As our new PGA golf pro gets settled in …
Posted on Mar 15, 2013:
Spring Cleaning at Madison Dog Parks
The City of Madison Parks Division will be hosting Dog Park Clean-up Day on March 30, 2013. Dog lovers and environmental stewards are encouraged to visit any of the following locations to beautify …
Posted on Feb 21, 2013:
Madison's Ash Trees: Branch Sampling for Early EAB Detection Testing began this week
To assist in early emerald ash borer detection, Madison Parks Forestry Section is proactively employing the ‘Branch Sampling' test. Forestry personnel will collect ash branches from various street …
Posted on Feb 14, 2013:
Madison Parks to hold a public meeting to discuss the Reindahl Park Splash Pad.
The City of Madison will be hosting a public input meeting on Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 pm at Sandburg Elementary School to discuss the proposed splash pad for Reindahl Park. The proposed …
Posted on Feb 12, 2013:
Community Meetings Regarding the Development of a Schematic Plan for Buildings at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Second Public Stakeholder Meeting - Thursday, February 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Topic Pre-Design: Final Planning Concept Presentation The public is invited to attend a series of community meetings to …
Posted on Jan 25, 2013:
Madison Parks kicks off Movie Series with outdoor screening of MIRACLE
Location: Tenney Park Ice Rink, 1330 Sherman Ave. Date/Time: Wednesday, February 6, 6:00-8:00p.m. Presented by: Madison Parks Foundation, celebrating 10 years of supporting Madison Parks (MADISON, …
Posted on Jan 22, 2013:
Madison Parks Mother Son Beach Party
Madison Parks will host the second annual Mother-Son Beach Party on Friday, March 1th, 2013 from 6-8pm at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. As winter slowly comes to an end and Spring …
Posted on Jan 4, 2013:
Community Meetings Regarding the Development of a Schematic Plan for Buildings at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
The public is invited to attend a series of community meetings to help inform the development of a schematic plan for Olbrich Botanical Gardens' public buildings. Olbrich is currently working with …
Posted on Jan 3, 2013:
Madison Parks Daddy-Daughter Valentine Dance
Madison Parks will host its second annual Daddy-Daughter Valentine Dance, on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 from 6-8pm at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. With Valentine's Day right …
Posted on Jan 2, 2013:
Winter Clothes Drive - Invest Madison Parks
As part of the Invest Madison Parks initiative, Madison Parks Division is partnering with Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC) on the Winter Clothes Drive from January …
Posted on Jan 2, 2013:
Ice Skate with a Doc
Ice Skate with a Doc Saturday, January 5, 1-2p.m. Vilas Park Ice Rink, 1339 Vilas Park Road Physician: Patricia K. Kokotailo, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Adolescent Medicine, …
Posted on Dec 20, 2012:
Heavy Snow, Ice and Wind can Damage Trees
Madison Parks Forestry crews have been busy today responding to calls of fallen trees and limbs. Windstorms and ice/snow-storms strong enough to tear limbs off trees can be a problem with the snow …
Posted on Dec 19, 2012:
Madison Parks Winter Fun starts this weekend
Winter recreation fun starts this weekend! Okay Everybody - We've been waiting 10 months for this…some winter fun finally coming our way. First things, first....public safety. Tonight,Thursday and …
Posted on Dec 12, 2012:
Madison Parks launches a newly updated Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) website
The City of Madison Forestry Section has updated its Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) website. There are two new features on the website: • Residents can enter their street address to find out if there is …
Posted on Nov 27, 2012:
Madison Parks awarded $18,000 grant from Madison Community Foundation for Oak Savanna Restoration
Madison Parks was awarded an $18,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation this fall. The grant allows Madison Parks to partner with Operation Fresh Start's Conservation Crew and engage in …
Posted on Nov 20, 2012:
Madison Parks joins the Toys for Tots Campaign
Madison Parks is proud to join in support of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation by hosting collection sites at three locations: 1. Madison Parks Administration Office, City County Building 210 …
Posted on Oct 29, 2012:
2013 Madison Parks Shelter & Gates of Heaven Reservations begin November 15
The 2013 reservations Madison Parks shelters and the Gates of Heaven will begin November 15, 2012. Madison Parks has 20 shelters nestled in Madison's unique and scenic parks. Each shelter has a …
Posted on Sep 21, 2012:
Walk with a Doc - presented by Madison Parks
Madison Parks is pleased to begin a local chapter with Just Walk, Walk with a Doc program. (Madison, WI) Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by …
Posted on Sep 20, 2012:
Final Madison Meet & Eat tonight
Join us for the final Madison Meet and Eat of the year at Meadowood Thursday September 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This unique neighborhood event brings a collective of local Madison food cart vendors …
Posted on Sep 5, 2012:
Madison Parks Fall Festival featuring Craft Show and Big Rig Gig
Madison Parks Fall Festival September 29, 9a.m. - 3p.m. Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd. Madison Parks Fall Festival has something for everyone, showcasing the area's artistic talent with outdoor …
Posted on Aug 8, 2012:
Madison Meet & Eat - EXTENDED INTO SEPTEMBER
The City of Madison is pleased to announce that Madison Meet and Eat at Meadowood will continue into September. Due to popular demand, this unique neighborhood event that brings a collective of …
Posted on Aug 8, 2012:
Ride the Drive-Northside- Sunday, August 12, 10a.m. - 3p.m.
Don't miss the City of Madison and Madison Parks Ride the Drive-Northside presented by Trek Ride the Drive this Sunday, August 12, 10a.m. - 3p.m. Ride the Drive is a community event that transforms …
Posted on Jul 25, 2012:
Ride the Drive Northside, August 12
Ride the Drive-Northside - Sunday, August 12, 10am-3pm The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to host Ride the Drive - Northside, presented by Trek, on Sunday, August 12, from 10am-3pm. …
Posted on Jul 17, 2012:
Due to Drought, Please Stay off Parks Turf
Due to the heat, drought and turf conditions, Madison Parks is asking that all adult soccer and ultimate Frisbee games (scheduled games as well as any unscheduled practices or scrimmages) be …
Posted on Jul 5, 2012:
$1 off Admissions on Friday at Goodman Pool
Beat the Heat at Goodman Pool $1 off admission (adult, youth, senior) on Friday, July 6 - thanks to Madison Parks Foundation As the heat wave continues in our area, finding ways to stay cool and …
Posted on Jul 5, 2012:
Forget the Grass - Water Your Trees!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newly planted city trees in need of watering during current dry period Forget the Grass - Water Your Trees! The hot, dry weather conditions are stressful to newly planted …
Posted on Jul 3, 2012:
Elver Park Fireworks are ON for tonight
Elver Park Fireworks on July 3 Plans for the fireworks show are ON for tonight The 2012 City of Madison Elver Park fireworks, presented by Woodman's Food Markets, is Tuesday July 3, 2012 with …
Posted on Jun 29, 2012:
Madison Meet & Eat
The city of Madison is excited to introduce Madison Meet and Eat, a unique neighborhood event that brings a collective of local Madison's food cart vendors to a neighborhood and encourages friends …
Posted on Jun 27, 2012:
Elver Park Fireworks on July 3 - will go on as planned
The 2012 City of Madison Elver Park fireworks, presented by Woodman's Food Markets, is Tuesday July 3, 2012 with fireworks scheduled for 9:30p.m. Madison Parks and Madison Fire Department will …
Posted on Jun 19, 2012:
Newly planted city trees in need of watering during current dry period
The hot, dry weather conditions are stressful to newly planted trees. Over 5,000 street trees planted over the last two years are in need of watering. The City is asking homeowners to help by …
Posted on Jun 7, 2012:
Madison Beaches & Cypress Spray Park Opening Up for this Hot Weekend
Not only is Goodman Pool, 325 W. Olin Ave, opening on Friday, June 8 at 4p.m. - but the Madison Parks beaches will also have some pre-season open hours this hot weekend. Regional Beaches: • BB …
Posted on Jun 6, 2012:
Goodman Pool opens on Friday, June 8 at 4p.m.
Goodman Pool opens for the season on Friday, June 8 at 4p.m. Dive in for a summer of fun! The first week's schedule is as follows: June 9 and 10, noon - 7p.m.; Monday, June 11, 4p.m. - 8p.m.; …
Posted on Jun 2, 2012:
Madison Mayor's Office & Madison Parks Division Statement on the passing of the sunbather from James Madison Park
Statement from the Madison Mayor's Office and the City of Madison Parks Division: The Madison Mayor's Office and the City of Madison Parks Division has learned that the James Madison Parks …
Posted on Jun 1, 2012:
Ride the Drive is this Sunday, June 3
Ride the Drive-Downtown- Sunday, June 3, 10a.m. - 3p.m. http://www.cityofmadison.com/ridethedrive Don't miss the City of Madison & Madison Parks Ride the Drive-Downtown presented by Trek Ride the …
Posted on May 25, 2012:
Madison Beaches Opening Up for Memorial Day Weekend
Looking for a way to beat the heat this weekend? Madison beaches will be open for those looking to keep cool this hot Memorial Day weekend. The four regional Madison Park public beaches will …
Posted on May 24, 2012:
Ride the Drive-Downtown- Sunday, June 3, 10a.m. - 3p.m.
The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to host Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, on Sunday, June 3 from 10am-3pm. Ride the Drive is a community event that transforms some of Madison's …
Posted on May 23, 2012:
Statement from Madison Parks concerning the accident at James Madison Park
Earlier this afternoon a young woman was injured at James Madison Park by a city truck driven a Madison Parks employee. The employee was delivering bark mulch for a maintenance project. In a …
Posted on May 4, 2012:
Exploration Garver
Exploration Begins on Garver Option and Olbrich Building Space Needs The City of Madison is scheduled to release a request for qualifications on May 4, 2012 for an architectural firm to work with …
Posted on May 3, 2012:
Madison Parks Forestry Launches new Heritage Tree Program to Celebrate Madison Arbor Legacy
Some trees have stood watch over lives and events that represent the fabric of our city. Madison is fortunate to have a rich and colorful historic heritage. To foster appreciation and inspire …
Posted on Apr 25, 2012:
Parks Watch training set for May 14
To better protect our community's beautiful park system, in 2008 Madison Parks and Madison Police launched a Parks Watch initiative. Neighbors joined together to learned how to organize a watch …
Posted on Apr 23, 2012:
Madison Parks Celebrating Arbor Week, April 22-28, 2012
Madison Parks Celebrating Arbor Week, April 22-28, 2012 The United States celebrates many holidays that memorialize or reflect upon the past, but there are few holidays that look forward to and …
Posted on Apr 19, 2012:
Rubber Ducky River Race - May 19
The Madison Mallards, Madison Parks, and West Bend present the "Remarkable Rubber Ducky River Race" Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 Time: Noon - 2 p.m. Event Location: Tenney Park, 402 N. Thornton …
Posted on Apr 18, 2012:
No Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Found through new Branch Sampling Program
Madison Parks Forestry Section concluded a new 'Branch Sampling' test program for early EAB detection this week. No evidence of emerald ash borer was detected. In March, Madison Parks Forestry …
Posted on Apr 16, 2012:
Earth Day Challenge - April 21, 2012
April in Madison is a great time: tulips and daffodils are in bloom, the Farmers' Market is back, Crazylegs fills the downtown with runners ready to break out of the winter blahs - and of course it …
Posted on Mar 19, 2012:
Glenway Golf Course to Open Tuesday, March 20 at 9:00 a.m.!
Glenway Golf Course will join the other Golf Madison Parks courses and will open for the season tomorrow, March 20 at 9a.m. For Monona and Glenway it is the 2nd earliest opening on record. For …
Posted on Mar 15, 2012:
Boat Launch Piers Installed
Another sign of an early spring - the boat launch piers were installed today! While fishing season doesn't officially opens until the first Saturday in May, now is a good time to make sure you have …
Posted on Mar 14, 2012:
Madison's Ash Trees: Early EAB Detection Testing Begins Today
To assist in early emerald ash borer detection, Madison Parks Forestry Section will start a new 'Branch Sampling' test today. Forestry personnel will be collecting ash branches from various street …
Posted on Mar 13, 2012:
Yahara Hills East Course & Odana Hills will Open Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.!
72 Challenging Holes, 4 Unique Courses, 1 low price Renew your season pass or discount card and start saving on golf! Or purchase a new season pass or discount card at the clubhouses. "Swing into …
Posted on Mar 12, 2012:
Monona Golf Course to Open Tuesday, March 13 at 9:00 a.m.
Monona Golf Course, 111 East Dean Ave., TEL: (608) 266-4736 The Groundhog was RIGHT! It is an early spring! Monona Golf Course will be open tomorrow at 9a.m. Renew your season pass or discount card …
Posted on Mar 9, 2012:
Monona Golf Course RANGE open this Saturday!
Golf Madison Parks is pleased to announce that the golf RANGE at Monona Golf Course, 111 East Dean Avenue is open this weekend, March 10 at 9a.m. Parks Staff is evaluating the course conditions and …
Posted on Mar 9, 2012:
Goodman Pool Lesson & Swim Team Registration now OPEN!
Goodman Pool Lesson & Swim Team Registration now OPEN! This great early spring warm weather we are having makes us realize that we are even closer to the hot summer and fun at Goodman Pool. Get a …
Posted on Mar 7, 2012:
Madison Parks & Madison Mallards Honored with Outstanding Achievement in Recycling Award
The Madison Parks Division and the Madison Mallards were honored last week to receive the award for Outstanding Achievement in Recycling, presented by the Associate Recycles of Wisconsin …
Posted on Mar 6, 2012:
Madison Parks and Madison Parks Foundation Honor Volunteers
On March 5, 2012, the Madison Parks and Madison Parks Foundation hosted an annual volunteer recognition banquet honoring the work of the volunteers in the park system. Every year over thousands of …
Posted on Mar 5, 2012:
Madison Parks People for Parks Volunteer Recognition Event
In recognition of all of the support Madison Parks receives throughout the year from volunteers and partners, the Parks Division & the Madison Parks Foundation will be hosting a recognition dinner …
Posted on Feb 28, 2012:
Earth Day Challenge - April 21, 2012
Earth Day Challenge - April 21, 2012 April in Madison is a great time: tulips and daffodils are in bloom, the Farmers' Market is back, Crazylegs fills the downtown with runners ready to break out …
Posted on Feb 23, 2012:
Ride the Drive Events for 2012
The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its fourth year! We will be hosting two events this year: Ride the Drive-Downtown on June 3, …
Posted on Feb 15, 2012:
Mother/Son Luau next week - Tickets on Sale Now!
Mother/Son Luau Date: Friday, February 24th, 2012 6-8pm (Doors will open at 5:45pm) Location: Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison What is the Mother/Son …
Posted on Feb 8, 2012:
Winter Activities Update for February 8
February 8, 2012 - Colder temperatures have allowed staff to get a few of the outdoor ice rinks open again. Please note that only parts of Tenney Park and Vilas Park lagoons are open. Unsafe areas …
Posted on Jan 31, 2012:
All Madison Parks Winter Activities closed due to warm weather
January 31, 2012 - Due to unusually warm temperatures, all of the Madison Parks outdoor ice rinks, ski trails, snowshoe trails and sledding hills are closed. Staff will attempt to re-open these …
Posted on Jan 27, 2012:
Winter fun in Madison Parks this weekend
Winter Fun in Madison Parks this Weekend, January 27-29, 2012 Ice Skating Rinks - Most of the outdoor ice rinks are open this weekend are: Tenney, Vilas (lagoon partially open), Elver, Garner …
Posted on Jan 25, 2012:
Winter Activities for January 25
January 25, 2012 - Several Madison Parks ice rinks are open again today. Ice Skating Rinks - Open today are: Tenney, Vilas (lagoon remains closed), Elver, Garner (hockey closed), Olbrich (hockey …
Posted on Jan 24, 2012:
Parks Winter Activities Update for January 24
January 24, 2012 - Colder temperatures allows for some of Madison Parks ice rinks to reopen today. Ice Skating Rinks - Open today are: Tenney, Vilas (lagoon closed), Elver, Garner (hockey closed), …
Posted on Jan 23, 2012:
Winter Activities update January 23
January 23, 2012 - What a difference a day makes. Wet and sloppy conditions prevail. Ice Skating Rinks - Due to wet, sloppy conditions on the ice rinks, all ice rinks are closed for today. Sledding …
Posted on Jan 21, 2012:
Winter Activities for January 21
January 21, 2012 - Finally! A Saturday of winter fun - Enjoy! Parks Winter Activities: Ice Skating Rinks - Several ice rinks are open today. Elver, Heritage Heights, Hillington Triangle, Nakoma, …
Posted on Jan 20, 2012:
Winter Activities update for January 20
January 20, 2012 - Several ice rinks are open but snow covered. Staff worked on snow removal this morning, and will again on Saturday morning. It is very important that people DO NOT shovel off the …
Posted on Jan 19, 2012:
Winter Activities for January 19
January 19, 2012 - A few more rinks are open tonight! Enjoy! Ice Skating Rinks - A few more ice rinks are open for skating today. The rinks that are open tonight are: Vilas Park (General/hockey (no …
Posted on Jan 17, 2012:
Update for January 17 - Winter Activities
January 17, 2012 - Today, we received a couple of inches of snow. Some of the winter activities can take place, others still need more snow or sustained cold temperatures. Ice Skating Rinks - For …
Posted on Jan 13, 2012:
Winter Activities for the MLK Weekend
January 13, 2012 - The winter weather has arrived. Some of the winter activities can take place, others still need more snow or sustained cold temperatures. Ice Skating Rinks - For Friday, January …
Posted on Jan 11, 2012:
Winter weather on its way - so is winter fun
January 11, 2012 - The winter weather is finally on its way. Ice Skating Rinks - The predicted snow tomorrow and Friday will, unfortunately, provide an insulating layer on the ice rinks. Staff will …
Posted on Jan 9, 2012:
Daddy/Daughter Dance & Mother/Son Luau
Daddy/Daughter Dance Date: Friday, February 10th, 2012 6-8pm (Doors will open at 5:45pm) Location: Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison Website: …
Posted on Jan 6, 2012:
Ice Rinks closed due to warm temperatures
Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the Madison Parks ice rinks that opened earlier this week will need to close. Only Warner Park Lagoon and Olbrich Park ice rinks remain open today, January 6. …
Posted on Jan 4, 2012:
Some Madison Parks Ice Rinks Open Today!
The winter weather has cooperated for a few days. Some Madison Parks ice rinks will be open today. Not all areas or rinks are open and safe for ice skating! None of the Hockey rinks are open yet …
Posted on Jan 3, 2012:
Madison Parks Ice Rinks remain closed today; anticipate opening some rinks tomorrow
The ice conditions at the outdoor rinks are beginning to improve. Staff continues to perform daily maintenance on the rinks to get them ready. We anticipate opening some rinks tomorrow. Until then …
Posted on Dec 13, 2011:
Play Madison Parks Gift Certificates
Play Madison Parks Gift Certificates: perfect for loved ones on your gift list who love to play! Play Madison Parks Gift Certificates Madison Parks has gift certificates for everyone on your list …
Posted on Nov 30, 2011:
Adopt Ice Partnership Meeting - December 7, 6:00p.m.
Madison Parks invites you to join the Adopt Ice Partnership initiative. The idea of Adopt Ice Partnership combines city resources with volunteer power to provide the community with quality ice for …
Posted on Nov 30, 2011:
Two Great Madison Parks Events on Saturday, December 3
Two Great Madison Parks Events on Saturday, December 3 John Wall Family Pavilion in Tenney Park Official Ribbon-Cutting and Open House Saturday, December 3, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to …
Posted on Nov 17, 2011:
The John Wall Family Pavilion in Tenney Park Opens this Winter
Madison, WI | Tenney Park, 1414 E. Johnson Street For the last 4 years a group of Tenney Park neighbors, called the Tenney Park Shelter Group, have been raising money to build a new shelter at …
Posted on Nov 9, 2011:
Madison Parks Golf Course Season Starting to Wind Down
November 9, 2011 | Get your clubs out for one last round of golf on Madison Parks golf courses before the snow starts to fly (and stick to the ground)! Yahara Hills West, Odana Hills and Monona …
Posted on Nov 9, 2011:
Madison Parks receives State Award for the Goodman Pool Waves
The Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association awarded the Madison Parks Division a Silver Star Award of Excellence for Youth Recreation Programming for the Goodman Pool Waves at the state …
Posted on Oct 25, 2011:
Gates of Heaven & Madison Park Shelters 2012 Reservations begin November 15, 2011
The 2012 reservations Madison Parks shelters and the Gates of Heaven will begin November 15, 2011. Madison Parks has 20 shelters nestled in Madison's unique and scenic parks. Each shelter has a …
Posted on Oct 17, 2011:
Free leaf bales at Forest Hill Cemetery
Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road, 266-4720 While many folks are busy putting their gardens to bed for the winter, and wisely using the leaves from their own yards for mulch, many people may be …
Posted on Oct 7, 2011:
New Playground at Wirth Court Park - Grand Opening
You Designed It……You Built It…… Now Come and Play on It!! What: Grand Opening of the 'new' Wirth Court Park Playground, 61 Waubesa Street When: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 2:00p.m. Madison, WI | …
Posted on Sep 25, 2011:
Ride the Drive to close down at 1p.m.
Due to inclement weather, today's Ride the Drive event will close at 1p.m. Madison Parks thanks the attendees and supporters for this year's events. The events have been embraced by the Madison …
Posted on Sep 9, 2011:
Play Nine - Earn A Buck
Play Nine - Earn A Buck 'Earn a Buck' is not just for hunters this fall, but for golfers too! Beginning Monday, September 12 through the end of the 2011 golf season, you can 'Earn A Buck' for every …
Posted on Aug 31, 2011:
Madison Parks - Big Rig Gig
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9am-noon Goodman Pool Parking Lot 325 East Olin Avenue A showcase of Madison's premiere public services, employees and equipment. Fire Engines…Dump Trucks...Front …
Posted on Aug 16, 2011:
Breese Stevens Stadium to get a new press box TODAY!
After successful renovations in 2007 and 2009, Breese Stevens Stadium is now installing a new press box in its facility. Breese Stevens Stadium, located on 917 E. Mifflin Street, is a historical …
Posted on Aug 3, 2011:
Fall Ride the Drive - September 25, 2011
Ride the Drive - A Car Free, Care Free Event Sunday, September 25, 2011, 10a.m. - 3p.m. Madison, WI | The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to host a Fall Ride the Drive, presented by …
Posted on Jul 29, 2011:
A great line-up of Madison Parks fun this week, July 29 - August 4
The sun is back - so are the hot temperatures. Get outside and have some fun! Goodman Pool is open! If you haven't visited Goodman Pool - don't wait any longer! Recreation Swim times are: Monday - …
Posted on Jul 19, 2011:
Beat the Heat in Madison Parks
Madison Parks has some great places for you to stay cool. Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Ave. Madison, (608) 264-9292 Daily recreation swim times Monday - Thursday, 12:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. & 6:15p.m. - …
Posted on Jul 6, 2011:
Family Lu-WOW
Enjoy a summer afternoon by dancing to fun luau music and pretending you and your family and friends have been transported to a tropical paradise!
Posted on Jul 6, 2011:
Summer Children's Clothes Drive
Madison Parks is partnering with Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC) on a Children's Summer Clothes drive July 1st - July 10th. CAC is in need of children's summer …
Posted on Jun 30, 2011:
Goodman Day at Goodman Pool
Friday, July 1 - Goodman Day Goodman's Jewelers to sponsor the first 500 kids through the gates Goodman's Jewelers, 220 State Street, will be sponsoring the day by providing free admission to the …
Posted on Jun 30, 2011:
Invest Madison Parks - Children's Summer Clothes Drive
Invest Madison Parks - Children's Summer Clothes Drive July 1st - July 10th After this winter's successful clothes drive, Madison Parks is once again partnering with Community Action Coalition of …
Posted on Jun 24, 2011:
Kids to Kids Garage Sale hosted by Madison Parks, August 6
Kids to Kids Garage Sale hosted by Madison Parks Saturday, August 6th, 9am-noon 100 Block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Madison, WI You are invited to the City of Madison Parks Division's Kids …
Posted on Jun 23, 2011:
Goodman Pool/Beach Lifeguard Services Closed today
Dreary weather today….but sunshine and warm temps in the forecast. June 23, 2011 - Due to the cool temperatures, Goodman Pool, Cypress Spray Park and the lifeguard services at the parks beaches are …
Posted on Jun 23, 2011:
Gates of Heaven 40th Anniversary, July 17, 2011
This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of Madison's most historic buildings in its new James Madison Park location. Built nearly 150 years ago, it was the first synagogue to exist in Madison. …
Posted on Jun 20, 2011:
Elver Park Fireworks on July 5
Extend your family's 4th of July Stay-cation and keep the fun going with a special fireworks show at Elver Park. The 2011 City of Madison Elver Park fireworks, presented by Woodman's Food Markets, …
Posted on Jun 20, 2011:
Dip Your Toes at the Goodman Pool
It may be slightly overcast, but it will be warm this afternoon. Cool down at the Goodman Pool. We'll be open at 12:30 today. Always check for updates at www.cityofmadison.com/park/pool. You also …
Posted on Jun 16, 2011:
Sun is Out - Goodman Pool is Open June 16, 2011
After a cold rainy day, it's refreshing to have the sun out so head to the Goodman Pool for a day for swimming, water play and relaxation. The Goodman Pool is Madison only community pool and …
Posted on Jun 15, 2011:
Lands' End Volunteers to Help Clean Up Madison Parks
Lands' End, is partnering with the City of Madison Parks and the Clean Lakes Alliance, a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving water quality in the Yahara Watershed, on Thursday, …
Posted on Jun 15, 2011:
Goodman Pool, Cypress Spray Park and Madison Park Beaches are Closed Today
With the inclement weather today June 15, 2011 the Goodman Pool, Cypress Spray Park and Madison Park Beaches are closed (lifeguards not on duty at beaches). We still have a long summer of fun so …
Posted on Jun 15, 2011:
Grand Opening Celebration and Enrollment Drive for The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin
Monona Golf Course 111 East Dean Avenue Madison, WI 53716 (608) 266-4736 Fee Junior Golf Clinic with LPGA player Sherri Steinhauer: - 12:30 meet & greet w/ Sherri - 1:00 short ceremonial program - …
Posted on Jun 13, 2011:
Summer is here . . . time to make a splash!
With two waterslides, an eight-lane lap pool with diving boards, zero-depth splash features for pre-school aged children, family changing rooms, sand play areas and concessions there is something …
Posted on Jun 10, 2011:
Goodman Day Opening Day for Goodman Pool to be Rescheduled Today Due to Cool Temperatures
Madison - Unfortunately, due to cool temperatures, Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Ave., is closed today. The previously scheduled "Goodman Day" activities will be rescheduled to a later date. Staff will …
Posted on Jun 9, 2011:
June 9 - Goodman Pool closed today due to cool temperatures
"In Wisconsin - If you don't like the weather, just wait a day …" That is certainly ringing true this week! June 9 - Goodman Pool is closed today due to cool temperatures. June 10 - We will make …
Posted on Jun 8, 2011:
Beat the Heat Today, June 8, at Goodman Pool
Beat the Heat TODAY at Goodman Pool Goodman Pool will be open from 2-7p.m. - weather permitting Madison, WI | Madison Parks is excited to announce that Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Avenue, will open …
Posted on Jun 7, 2011:
Cypress Spray Park to open June 7 at 2p.m.
With record high temperatures today, Madison Parks is pleased to announce that Cypress Spray Park will be open to the public today, June 7, 2011 from 2p.m. - 7p.m. While a park attendant will not …
Posted on Jun 3, 2011:
Goodman Pool to open Friday, June 10
Goodman Pool to open for the season on Friday, June 10, noon - 7p.m. Friday, June 10 - officially named Goodman Day Goodman's Jewelers to sponsor the first 500 kids through the gates Madison Parks …
Posted on May 27, 2011:
Ride the Drive is Sunday, June 5, 10a.m. - 3p.m.
Ride the Drive - a festival on wheels! Madison, WI | Ride the Drive is Sunday, June 5, 10a.m. - 3p.m. www.cityofmadison.com/ridethedrive Quickly becoming an iconic Madison favorite event, the City …
Posted on May 23, 2011:
GYPSY MOTH SUPPRESSION TREATMENT TO BEGIN TUESDAY
For Immediate Release Contact: Darren Marsh, Parks Director, (608) 224-3766 or (608) 224-3730 GYPSY MOTH SUPPRESSION TREATMENT TO BEGIN TUESDAY MADISON, May 23 , 2011 - Aerial spraying to combat …
Posted on May 19, 2011:
The First Tee® of South Central Wisconsin to host home site in Madison Parks Monona Golf Course
Madison, WI | Madison Parks pleased to announce that the Golf Madison Parks has joined forces with The First Tee® of South Central Wisconsin to host the chapter's home site at Monona Golf …
Posted on May 5, 2011:
Ride the Drive - June 5, 2011, 10a.m. - 3p.m.
Ride the Drive - A Car Free, Care Free Event June 5, 2011, 10a.m. - 3p.m. Madison, WI | The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its …
Posted on May 4, 2011:
The John Wall Family Tenney Park Pavilion - Leave YOUR Mark in Madison
The John Wall Family Tenney Park Pavilion - Keep Your Madison Memories Preserved for as little as $150 Join us as we renew and rebuild the Tenney Park Pavilion. Deadline to purchase tile is May 30, …
Posted on Apr 28, 2011:
Madison Parks, Mallards present the Rubber Ducky River Race
The Madison Mallards, Madison Parks, and West Bend present the "Remarkable Rubber Ducky River Race" Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011 Time: Noon - 2 p.m. Event Location: Burr Jones Park (1820 East …
Posted on Apr 25, 2011:
Hike Madison's Wild Side
Madison Parks is hosting free monthly tours of Madison Conservation Parks. The tours are led by a Madison Parks staff member and co-sponsored by the Madison Audubon Society. Each tour will focus on …
Posted on Apr 22, 2011:
Madison Parks Celebrating Arbor Week, April 25-29
The United States celebrates many holidays that memorialize or reflect upon the past, but there are few holidays that look forward to and celebrate the future. National Arbor Day is one such …
Posted on Apr 8, 2011:
City Boat Launch Piers Installed
The ice is off the lakes, and the City of Madison boat launch piers are in and ready! While fishing season doesn't officially opens until Saturday, May 7, now is a good time to make sure you have …
Posted on Apr 8, 2011:
Athletic Fields Remain Closed
Even though we are getting closer and closer to summer, and this weekend's warm temperatures will make it FEEL like summer - the Madison Parks Athletic fields are not yet in condition to handle …
Posted on Apr 7, 2011:
Madison Parks Watch Meetings
Madison Parks Watch To better protect our community's beautiful park system, in 2008 Madison Parks and Madison Police launched a Parks Watch initiative. Neighbors joined together to learned how to …
Posted on Apr 5, 2011:
New Swim Team Makes a Splash in Madison
Madison, Wis The Shelley Glover Sports Education Foundation (SGSEF), Madison Parks, and the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation are pleased to announce a new community partnership sure to …
Posted on Apr 5, 2011:
Glenway Golf Course Opens April 6 at 9a.m.
FORE! All FOUR Madison Parks Golf Courses open starting April 6 Glenway Golf Course to open for the season on April 6, at 9a.m. www.cityofmadison.com/golf Glenway joins Odana Hills, Yahara Hills …
Posted on Mar 30, 2011:
Madison Parks Golf Courses Open March 31 at 10:00a.m.
FORE! Madison Parks Golf Courses opening Thursday, March 31 at 10:00a.m. Monona, Odana Hills and Yahara Hills to open for the season Season Opener tomorrow What a great day - not only does Major …
Posted on Mar 24, 2011:
Madison Parks Earth Day Challenge - April 23, 2011
April in Madison is a great time: tulips and daffodils are in bloom, the Farmers' Market is back, Crazylegs fills the downtown with runners ready to break out of the winter blahs - and of course it …
Posted on Mar 22, 2011:
Madison Parks - Avoiding Early Spring Turf/Field Damage
With this weekend's rain and warmer weather, the spring thaw has begun. the Madison Parks Athletic fields began to thaw. The athletic fields (soccer, softball, football) are not in condition to …
Posted on Mar 21, 2011:
Goose Management Public Informational/Listening Sessions
The City of Madison Parks Division is hosting a final public informational/listening sessions concerning Goose Management in public parks. Staff is gathering information in order to put forth a …
Posted on Mar 11, 2011:
Madison Parks Volunteer Recognition Event - March 14
Madison Parks Volunteer Recognition Event Monday, March 14, 6:00p.m - 8:00p.m. Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave. In recognition of all of the support Madison Parks receives throughout the …
Posted on Mar 11, 2011:
Annual Dog Park Spring Cleanup - Saturday, March 26
Annual Dog Park Spring Cleanup - Saturday, March 26 The annual volunteer spring cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at local dog exercise parks in Madison and the …
Posted on Feb 23, 2011:
Deadline extended to March 4 for public input for 2011-2016 Park and Open Space Plan
Deadline extended to March 4 for 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. The purpose of the Park and …
Posted on Feb 18, 2011:
Madison Winter Festival moves to Memorial Union Terrace
February 18, 2011 Madison, WI | The Hoofers Winter Carnival invites the Madison Winter Festival and Jeep Downtown Throwdown to join them on the Memorial Union Terrace this weekend with first event …
Posted on Feb 9, 2011:
Moonlight Ski at Olin-Turville Park
Saturday, February 12 6p.m.- 9p.m. at Olin-Turville Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court Join friends and neighbors at a unique Madison Parks event celebrating the winter season in one of Madison's most …
Posted on Feb 8, 2011:
Toast to Tenney, Feb. 12, 10a.m. - 1p.m.
A celebration of the past, present and future of Tenney Park Shelter February 12, 10a.m. - 1p.m. Ceremony at 11a.m with Mayor Dave, Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent, and members of the …
Posted on Feb 4, 2011:
Madison Parks Winter Activities for Feb. 4-6
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 …
Posted on Feb 2, 2011:
All Madison Parks outdoor facilities are closed today
Due to the storm, all outdoor ice rinks, ski trails, and warming shelters are closed today. In addition, Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Warner Park Community Recreation Center are also today. …
Posted on Feb 2, 2011:
Gypsy Moth Meeting rescheduled for Feb. 3
Meeting on February 2nd rescheduled due to inclement weather Public Meeting Scheduled on the 2011 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program in Dane County February 3, 2011 7:00 pm Lyman F. Anderson …
Posted on Jan 27, 2011:
Madison Parks - Winter Food Drive Jan. 30 - Feb. 6
Invest Madison Parks - Winter Food Drive Madison Parks will partner with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to host a Winter Food Drive Sunday, January 30 - Sunday, February 6. Donations …
Posted on Jan 17, 2011:
Madison Parks seeks public input for 2011-2016 Park and Open Space Plan
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 …
Posted on Jan 4, 2011:
Skate with the UW Women's Hockey Team at Vilas Park
The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team invites fans to its first-ever Outdoor Hockey Meet and Greet presented by Becker Law Office and Madison Parks on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. The free event …
Posted on Jan 3, 2011:
Play Madison Parks - Making Snow and Making a Difference
This week Madison Parks will be assisting Mother Nature - making snow! Parks staff will be making snow to keep the sledding hill at Elver Park fun and snow-covered for families to enjoy the weekend …
Posted on Dec 23, 2010:
Madison Parks Winter Clothes Drive
Invest Madison Parks - Outdoor Winter Clothes Drive December 27th-January 9th As part of the Invest Madison Parks initiative the Madison Parks Division is partnering with Community Action Coalition …
Posted on Dec 17, 2010:
Ski trails, skating rinks, sledding hills in Madison Parks
It's a great weekend for winter fun in Madison Parks. Ski Trails- All of the trails have been groomed, except Turville Woods. At Turville Woods, tree removal was done in the woods for on-going …
Posted on Dec 10, 2010:
Madison Parks Sledding Hills Open this Weekend
The Madison Parks winter fun begins this weekend! Madison Parks is where families go for old-fashioned fun. Sledding Hills - Dust off that old toboggan or sled, and head out to the Madison Parks …
Posted on Dec 2, 2010:
Adopt Ice Partnership Meetings
In the winter of 2009-2010, Madison Parks launched an innovative program to maintain outdoor ice rinks. The Parks Division partnered with neighbors and interested individuals to assist in the …
Posted on Nov 15, 2010:
Goose/Wildlife Management Listening Session cancelled for Nov. 16
Important Notice: November 16 meeting cancelled due to conflict with city budgetary meetings. Goose Management Listening session will be re-scheduled soon. Goose Management Public …
Posted on Nov 15, 2010:
2011 Gates of Heaven and Park Shelter Reservations begin Nov. 17, 2010
Gates of Heaven & Madison Park Shelters 2011 Reservations begin November 17, 2010 The 2011 reservations Madison Parks shelters and the Gates of Heaven will begin November 17, 2010. Madison Parks …
Posted on Nov 15, 2010:
City of Madison Golf Course Season Ending Tuesday, November 16
Get your clubs out for one last round of golf on Madison Parks golf courses! Odana Hills and Monona Golf Courses are open through Tuesday, November 16. Glenway and Yahara Hills Golf Courses are …
Posted on Nov 2, 2010:
School's Out Fun with Madison Parks
School's Out Fun with Madison Parks Thursday, November 11, 2010, 10am-2pm Warner Park Shelter Join Madison Parks as we have fun during parent/teacher conferences with a sports skills competition, …
Posted on Nov 1, 2010:
Lisa Link Peace Park Official Grand Opening
Lisa Link Peace Park Official Grand Opening Saturday, November 6, 11:00 - 2:00p.m. Everyone is invited to join in the festivities for the Grand Opening of Lisa Link Peace The park was recently …
Posted on Oct 26, 2010:
Baled leaves at Forest Hill Cemetery - free to the public
Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road, has free, baled leaves available to the public. The leaves are along the roads in the cemetery. The public is welcome to drive through and take them.
Posted on Oct 26, 2010:
City Trees & Wind Storm - Who To Call
In the unfortunate circumstance that a storm damages the trees on your property, knowing who call may help speed up the clean up process. Important numbers to have: Parks Forestry Section: Mon - …
Posted on Oct 25, 2010:
Downtown Madison Family Trick or Treat - Oct. 29
Enjoy a day of family Halloween fun in Downtown Madison on Friday, October 29, at the Downtown Madison Family Trick or Treat and related events. Families and children ages 12 and under can trick or …
Posted on Oct 19, 2010:
Wingra Park Boat Launch Improvements begin October 19
Beginning October 19, the Wingra Park boat launch pier will be removed. Beginning Monday, morning October 25 the boat launch will be closed periodically for the next three weeks in order for …
Posted on Oct 13, 2010:
Goose Management Public Informational/Listening Sessions
The City of Madison Parks Division is hosting two public informational/listening sessions concerning Goose Management in public parks. Staff is gathering information in order to put forth a Goose …
Posted on Sep 15, 2010:
Wingra Park winning orchard; planting Sept. 16 at 11a.m.
Wingra Park will receive a new fruit orchard Thursday, September 16, thanks to a special program supported by Edy's Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation as part of the Communities Take …
Posted on Sep 15, 2010:
2010 Emerald Ash Borer Public Meetings
The City of Madison Parks Division/Forestry Section is hosting public meetings on the number of possible options available to the City of Madison to combat Emerald Ash Borer. City staff will …
Posted on Jul 29, 2010:
Madison Parks Carnival at the Goodman Pool
Madison Parks Carnival at the Goodman Pool Saturday, July 31, 12:30-3:30pm, Goodman Pool Area Bring your family and friends to Goodman Pool on July 31, 2010 for a Madison Parks Carnival Day. The …
Posted on Jul 29, 2010:
Meet Bucky Badger at Madison Parks Goodman Pool
Hey Kids - Meet Bucky Badger at Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Ave. on Friday, July 30 between 12:30-2:30p.m. Madison Parks and the UW Athletic Department are teaming up to bring Badger Days to Goodman …
Posted on Jul 29, 2010:
Kids to Kids Garage Sale hosted by Madison Parks and Madison Mallards
Kids to Kids Garage Sale hosted by Madison Parks and Madison Mallards Saturday, August 7, 9am-noon, 100 block of MLK, Jr. Blvd, Madison, …
Posted on Jul 19, 2010:
Madison Parks Open House, July 21, 10a.m. - 1p.m.
Madison Parks Open House Wednesday, July 21, 10a.m. - 1p.m. 100 block of MLK The Madison Parks Division is celebrating Parks and Recreation month with an Open House on July 21, 2010 on the 100 …
Posted on Jul 14, 2010:
Kids to Kids Garage Sale hosted by Madison Parks
Kids to Kids Garage Sale hosted by Madison Parks Saturday, August 7, 9am-noon http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/KidsGarageSale.html You are invited to the City of Madison Parks Division's Kids to …
Posted on Jul 6, 2010:
Oscar Mayer Is Official Hot Dog Of Goodman Pool
Madison Parks and Goodman Pool are proud to announce that Oscar Mayer is the official hot dog of Goodman Pool. As the summer swimming season kicks off, thousands of families will enjoy a day …
Posted on Jun 28, 2010:
Madison Children's Museum at Goodman Pool
Madison Children's Museum at Goodman Pool Tuesday, June 29 12:30-2:30p.m. Madison Parks and Goodman Pool are excited to join with the Madison Children's Museum as host to their summer "Traveling …
Posted on Jun 21, 2010:
Meet Lake Rescue Team at Goodman Pool June 22
Goodman Pool Family Fun Days Tuesday, June 22, 1:30-2:30p.m. Meet the Lake Rescue Team at Goodman Pool Bring the kids to meet the Madison Fire Department's Lake Rescue Team at Goodman Pool. The …
Posted on Jun 17, 2010:
Jon Lancaster Toyota Toy Drive at Goodman Pool
Now Through June 30!!! Madison Parks and Goodman Pool are proud to announce an exciting partnership with Jon Lancaster Toyota. The first 500 kids to bring a new toy to donate to the Salvation Army …
Posted on Jun 15, 2010:
Madison Mallards Day at Goodman Pool on Olin Ave., June 16
Madison Mallards Day at Goodman Pool on Olin Ave. Wednesday, June 16, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. Join the Madison Mallards and Madison Parks on Wednesday, June 16 for Madison Mallards Day at Goodman Pool. …
Posted on Jun 3, 2010:
Goodman Pool to open Friday, June 11
Goodman Pool to open for the season on Friday, June 11 Friday, June 11 - officially named Goodman Day Goodman's Jewelers to sponsor the first 500 kids through the gates Gates open at …
Posted on May 24, 2010:
Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, May 23-29
Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, May 23-29 "Burn It Where You Buy It" Press conference with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Tuesday, May 25, 11:00am. At James Madison Park near Gates of Heaven Gov. Jim …
Posted on May 12, 2010:
Rubber Ducky River Race - May 15, noon - 2p.m.
The Madison Mallards, Madison Parks, and West Bend present the "Remarkable Rubber Ducky River Race" Date: Saturday, May 15 Time: Noon - 2 p.m. Event Location: Tenney Park and Yahara River Prices: …
Posted on May 6, 2010:
Aerial Spraying for Gypsy Moth to begin around May 10
MADISON, April 29, 2010 - Aerial spraying to combat the potentially defoliating effects of the gypsy moth could begin in Dane County around May 10th according to Darren Marsh, Parks Director for …
Posted on Apr 28, 2010:
Madison Parks Celebrating Arbor Week with First Lady Jessica Doyle
Event Details: April 30, 10:45a.m., Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway, Madison Madison, WI | The United States celebrates many holidays that memorialize or reflect upon the …
Posted on Apr 26, 2010:
Lake Access Permits for May 1 Fishing Opener
Fishing season officially opens on Saturday, May 1. Make sure you have all of the gear you need for a great first day - new fishing pole, lures, worms, net - and a Lake Access permit. A Lake Access …
Posted on Apr 22, 2010:
Sailboat Mooring Spaces Available at Marshall Park
The City of Madison Parks Division announces the availability of sailboat mooring spaces in the Marshall Park mooring field. These non-transferable spaces are available from May 1 through October …
Posted on Apr 2, 2010:
Madison Parks Watch 2010
To better protect our community's beautiful park system, in 2008 Madison Parks and Madison Police launched a Parks Watch initiative. Neighbors joined together to learned how to organize a watch …
Posted on Mar 24, 2010:
Madison Parks Golf Courses opening Thursday, March 25 at 10:00a.m.
FORE! Madison Parks Golf Courses opening Thursday, March 25 at 10:00a.m. Mayor Dave to Open City Golf Courses with First Drive of the Season Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will open the city's golf courses …
Posted on Mar 11, 2010:
Annual Dog Park Clean up - March 27
The annual volunteer spring cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at local dog exercise parks in Madison and the surrounding communities. "The spring cleanup is a great …
Posted on Feb 19, 2010:
Winter Recreation coming to an end
The Madison Parks Division trusts that community members and guests had a wonderful winter recreation season while enjoying cross-country skiing, sledding and ice skating at numerous Madison Park …
Posted on Jan 4, 2010:
UW Men's Hockey Team to practice at Elver Park
UW Men's Hockey Team to practice at Elver Park January 5 | noon - 1:00p.m. Madison Parks is proud to partner with the University of Wisconsin Men's Hockey team as they hold practice at Elver Park …
Posted on Dec 31, 2009:
Winter Recreation for New Year's Holiday
12-31 Elver, Tenney, Vilas, Olbrich and Westmorland skating rinks are open today. Elver, Vilas and Tenney Park have skate rental today from 11a.m.-4p.m. and on Jan. 1 from 2p.m.-9p.m.. Westmorland …
Posted on Dec 30, 2009:
Winter Recreation Dec. 30
12-30 Elver, Tenney, Vilas (hockey & figure skating rinks), Olbrich and Westmorland skating rinks are open today. Elver and Tenney Park both have skate rental and are open 11a.m. - 9p.m. …
Posted on Dec 27, 2009:
Winter Recreation Dec. 27
Skating Rinks - Elver Park, Tenney Park and Westmorland Park are open for skating today. Elver and Tenney both have skate rentals and will be open from 11a.m. - 9p.m. Westmorland Park is just open …
Posted on Dec 25, 2009:
Winter Recreation Update Dec. 25
Due to the rainy weather, all of the winter skating rinks and ski trails are closed. Staff will reopen the facilities once conditions are safe for the public.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009:
Winter Recreation update for Dec. 24
12-24 Only Tenney Park ice rink is open today. However, due to the weather, the conditions are deteriorating. The rink is scheduled to be open from 11a.m. - 4p.m., however, it may need to close …
Posted on Dec 23, 2009:
Winter Recreation Update Dec. 23
Ski Trails - All of the Madison Parks cross country ski trails are now open: Odana Hills, Monona Golf Course, Owen Conservation Park, Elver Park, Olin Turville and So. Cherokee. Elver Park Shelter …
Posted on Dec 18, 2009:
Winter Recreation Update Dec 18
Ski Trails - All of the Madison Parks cross country ski trails are now open: Odana Hills, Monona Golf Course, Owen Conservation Park, Elver Park, Olin Turville and So. Cherokee. Elver Park Shelter, …
Posted on Dec 17, 2009:
Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers at Madison Parks
Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers at Madison Parks Madison Park has the perfect gift for everyone on your list. For the golfer on your list Purchase a Golf Madison Parks Gift Certificate. The …
Posted on Dec 15, 2009:
Current Conditions in Madison Parks for ski, skate, sled
Ski Trails - Several cross country ski trails are now open: Odana Hills, Monona Golf Course, Owen Conservation Park, Elver Park. Madison Parks staff isre-grooming skating lane at Elver Park. Owen …
Posted on Dec 10, 2009:
Winter Storm - downed Trees, branches and brush collection
Due to the heavy, wet snow Madison has many downed trees and branches. The city of Madison is asking citizens to do the following: Street Tree - if a street tree or branch, by definition a tree …
Posted on Dec 2, 2009:
Crafts, Trains, Flags and more Trains
Now that the turkey is done, and before the snow storms blow in, you and your family can enjoy some unique Madison Parks fun. Madison Parks is proud to be hosting three unique events on Saturday, …
Posted on Nov 20, 2009:
Last weekend for Madison Parks Golf
City of Madison Golf Course Season Ending Sunday, Nov. 22 Get your clubs out for one last weekend on Madison Parks golf courses! Odana Hills and Monona Golf Courses are through Sunday, November 22. …
Posted on Nov 18, 2009:
Get Ready for Winter Fun
Mayor Dave to purchase the first Madison Parks cross-country ski pass November 18, 11:45a.m. at Madison Parks office, 210 MLK, Jr. Blvd Suite 104 If the Farmer's Almanac is to be believed, this …
Posted on Nov 17, 2009:
Buy your 2010 Goodman Pool summer membership at 2009 prices. Limited Time Offer!
Give the Gift of Summer Smiles and Splashes Buy your 2010 Goodman Pool summer membership at 2009 prices. Limited Time Offer! This holiday season give your children or grandchildren the gift of …
Posted on Nov 9, 2009:
Free Leaf Bales at Forest Hill Cemetery
Forest Hill Cemetery News 1. Baled leaves free to the public. Forest Hill Cemetery has free, baled leaves available to the public. The leaves are along the roads in the cemetery. The public is …
Posted on Oct 30, 2009:
Madison Parks - Adopt Ice Partnership
The City of Madison and the Madison Parks Division are committed to a healthy community and recognize the value in providing year-round outdoor recreation experiences. Madison Park serves the …
Posted on Sep 25, 2009:
Madison Park Shelters & Gates of Heaven - 2010 Reservations begin November 10, 2009
The Madison Park staff is working through internal processes and fee structures to make improvements to our shelter reservations. The 2010 reservations Madison Parks shelters and the Gates of …
Posted on Sep 9, 2009:
Madison Parks Hayrides
Have Bales of Fun on Madison Parks Hayrides Enjoy a crisp fall evening with a hayride in Madison Parks. Madison Parks is offering hayrides in Elver, Warner and Olin Parks this October and November. …
Posted on Sep 3, 2009:
Labor Day Weekend Swimming in Madison Parks
Enjoy the great weather and the last weekend of swimming! Avoid the heavy traffic on the roads, and have a Madison StayCation this Labor Day weekend. Goodman Pool - Before you really have to hit …
Posted on Aug 31, 2009:
Warner Park Community Recreation Center Celebrates 10 Years
Celebrating 10 Years of Success at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center - September 13-19, 2009 Warner Park Community Recreation Center | 1625 Northport Drive, Madison | (608) 245-3690 | …
Posted on Aug 25, 2009:
Get your last splashes in before school starts at Goodman Pool
Next week it's back to books, studying and school. And this week it's all about enjoying the last days of summer vacation - swimming, splashing, soaking up the fun at Goodman Pool. Goodman Pool …
Posted on Aug 17, 2009:
Cherokee Marsh, Upper Yahara River Tour
Exploring Madison Conservation Parks Madison Parks will be hosting free monthly tours of Madison Conservation Parks. The tours will be led by a Madison Parks staff member and will focus on a unique …
Posted on Aug 13, 2009:
Sauk Heights Park Re-Dedication
Shortly before midnight, the night of July 5, someone used fire to destroy the playground equipment at Sauk Height Park, on Bear Claw Way. The playground and safety surface were a complete loss. …
Posted on Aug 12, 2009:
Learn to Save a Life at Goodman Pool
Goodman Pool Family Fun Days Thursday, August 13, 12:30-4:30 p.m Learn to Save a Life at Goodman Pool Goodman Pool and Madison Fire Department are both committed to serving the Madison community. …
Posted on Aug 7, 2009:
Roundy's Day at Goodman Pool
Goodman Pool Family Fun Days Tuesday, August 11, 12:30p.m. until supplies last Roundy's Day at Goodman Pool Goodman Pool and Roundy's Supermarkets are both committed to strong families and strong …
Posted on Aug 5, 2009:
St. Mary's Hospital Day at Goodman Pool - August 18
Goodman Pool Family Fun Days Tuesday, August 18, 12:30p.m. until supplies last St. Mary's Hospital Day at Goodman Pool Goodman Pool and St. Mary's Hospital are proud to team up to encourage kids to …
Posted on Aug 3, 2009:
Exploring Madison Conservation Parks - Free tour of Edna Taylor Park
Madison Parks will be hosting free monthly tours of Madison Conservation Parks. The tours will be led by a Madison Parks staff member and will focus on a unique park and unique natural feature of …
Posted on Jul 29, 2009:
Goodman Pool Fun Day - Make your own Sundae
Goodman Pool Family Fun Days Sunday, August 2, 2p.m.-4p.m. (or while supplies last) Family Fun Day - Make your own Sundae Sponsored by Schoep's Ice Cream There is no better way to savor summer than …
Posted on Jul 20, 2009:
Meet the Lake Rescue Team at Goodman Pool
Goodman Pool Family Fun Day Tuesday, July 28, 2:00-3:30p.m. (note - re-scheduled from July 21) Meet the Lake Rescue Team at Goodman Pool Bring the kids to meet the Madison Fire Department's Lake …
Posted on Jul 20, 2009:
Madison Parks Watch
To better protect our community's beautiful park system, in 2008 Madison Parks and Madison Police launched a Parks Watch initiative. Neighbors joined together to learned how to organize a watch …
Posted on Jul 13, 2009:
Madison Parks Open House, July 15, 11a.m.-1p.m.
July is Parks and Recreation Month. In celebration, the City of Madison Parks Division is pleased to announce its first ever "Open House", scheduled for Wednesday, July 15 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on …
Posted on Jun 30, 2009:
Goodman Pool, Beaches Closed today
July 1, 2009 - Due to the chilly weather, Goodman Pool, Madison Parks Beaches and Cypress Spray Park will be closed today. Only exception is that Goodman Pool will hold swimming lessons as scheduled.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009:
Father's Day at Goodman Pool
Goodman Pool Family Fun Day Father's Day at Goodman Pool Looking for a unique gift for Dad this year? Bring Dad to Goodman Pool on Olin Avenue on Father's Day. Not only do you get to have fun …
Posted on Jun 16, 2009:
Madison Mallards Day at Goodman Pool on Olin Ave.
Join the Madison Mallards and Madison Parks on Wednesday, June 17 from 12:30-1:30p.m. for Madison Mallards Day at Goodman Pool on Olin Ave. Young swimmers can meet Maynard the Mallard, Mallards …
Posted on Apr 29, 2009:
Sailboat Mooring Spaces Available at Marshall Park
The City of Madison Parks Division announces the availability of three (3) sailboat mooring spaces in the Marshall Park mooring field. These non-transferable spaces are available from May 1 through …
Posted on Apr 22, 2009:
Madison Parks Celebrates the Future With Arbor Week
Madison's Official Kick-off of Arbor Week: Monday, April 27, 8:30a.m. at Leopold Elementary School, 2602 Post Road. In attendance: Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, …
Posted on Apr 13, 2009:
Remarkable Rubber Ducky River Race
Madison Parks & The Madison Mallards present the Remarkable Rubber Ducky River Race Date: Saturday, May 16 Time: 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Event Location: Tenney Park and Yahara River The Madison Mallards …
Posted on Apr 7, 2009:
All City of Madison Golf Courses Open April 9
Beginning April 9 at 9:00a.m., all four City of Madison Golf Courses will be open for the season. Glenway and Yahara Hills Golf Courses will open on Thursday, April 9 at 9:00a.m. Odana Hills and …
Posted on Apr 2, 2009:
Odana Hills and Monona Golf Courses to Open for the Season on Friday, April 3 at 9:00a.m.
Golf MADISONParks Odana Hills and Monona Golf Courses to Open for the Season on Friday, April 3 at 9:00a.m. Join Mayor Dave Cieslewicz at Odana Hills Golf Course on Friday, April 3 at 9:00a.m. as …
Posted on Mar 13, 2009:
Wet Conditions on Madison Parks Athletic Fields
Everyone is feeling it, the end is near, it's almost here!!! What is it? Spring is in the air - and we are ALL itching to get outside and play some sports. But with the melting snow, and couple …
Posted on Mar 13, 2009:
Annual Dog Park Spring Cleanup - Saturday, March 28
The annual volunteer spring cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at local dog exercise parks in Madison and the surrounding communities. "The spring cleanup is a great …
Posted on Mar 7, 2009:
2009 Goodman Pool Swimming Lessons Now Available
Here's a chance put all of the snow and cold of this past winter behind us and think about hot summer days at Goodman Pool. Goodman Pool is now accepting 2009 swimming lesson registrations. The …
Posted on Mar 4, 2009:
Outdoor Ice Rinks Officially Closed for the Season
Spring is in the air! With the onset of warmer spring weather, the outdoor ice rinks are officially closed. Parks Staff will be removing the hockey boards, and putting up the thin ice signs. As the …
Posted on Feb 27, 2009:
All Outdoor Ice Rinks Remain Closed
After a snow or ice storm, the first priority of all parks maintenance staff is public safety. All staff are working on sanding and salting bike paths, public sidewalks and parking lots. Thursday's …
Posted on Feb 26, 2009:
Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed
Due to the rainy weather, all outdoor ice rinks are closed today.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009:
Outdoor Ice Rinks Open....but not for long
Tonight three of the outdoor ice rinks are open: Tenney Park, Vilas Park and Elver Park. Skate now while you can because weather forecasts are calling for freezing rain and warmer temperatures. …
Posted on Feb 19, 2009:
Outdoor Ice Rinks Open again
Thanks to the arctic cold blast. Three of the outdoor ice rinks are open again tonight: Tenney Park, Vilas Park and Elver Park. Tenney Park and Vilas Park are open 2:00p.m.-9:30p.m. and Elver Park …
Posted on Feb 18, 2009:
All Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed Today
All of the outdoor ice rinks will be closed today. The warmer than expected weather has caused the ice conditions to deteriorate. Based on ice conditions, staff will be making decisions to open the …
Posted on Feb 16, 2009:
Winter is back - so are the ice rinks
Winter weather is back. Three of the outdoor ice rinks are open starting tonight: Tenney Park, Vilas Park and Elver Park. Tenney Park and Vilas Park are open 2:00p.m.-9:30p.m. and Elver Park is …
Posted on Feb 7, 2009:
Outdoor ice rinks closed
Due to the warm weather and deteriorating conditions, all of the outdoor ice rinks and warming shelters are closed.
Posted on Feb 6, 2009:
Winter Activities Open - for now
Warmer weather will cause winter recreation venues to start deteriorating this weekend, but until the snow and ice melts or gets too unsafe to use, Madison rinks, ski trails and sledding hills will …
Posted on Jan 27, 2009:
Winter Activities Update, January 27
Outdoor Ice Rinks: Vilas Park, Tenney Park, Elver Park, Olbrich, Garner Park, Warner Park and Westmorland Park ice rinks are open tonight. Elver, Tenney and Vilas rinks have skate rentals, …
Posted on Jan 23, 2009:
Winter Activities update January 23
Outdoor Ice Rinks: Vilas Park, Tenney Park, Elver Park, Olbrich, Garner Park, Warner Park and Westmorland Park ice rinks are open tonight. Elver, Tenney and Vilas rinks have skate rentals, …
Posted on Jan 16, 2009:
Winter Activities January 16
With each snowfall, we like to remind the public that park staff's immediate priority is for public safety. Staff will be plowing streets, sidewalks and bike trails. Ice Rink and Ski Trail …
Posted on Jan 14, 2009:
Ice Rinks closed due to cold weather
Due to the predicted extreme cold temperature and wind chills, the ice rinks and warming houses will be closed. The rinks will re-open once the weather is no longer dangerously cold.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009:
Olbrich Master Plan on Wednesday's Park Commission Agenda
The Olbrich Master Plan has been put back on the agenda (under Old Business) for a vote on Wednesday. This was prompted by the Resolution on the referendum for the Garver Building that needs to be …
Posted on Jan 13, 2009:
Winter Activities January 13
With each snowfall, we like to remind the public that park staff's immediate priority is for public safety. Staff will be plowing streets, sidewalks and bike trails. Ice Rink and Ski Trail …
Posted on Jan 9, 2009:
Winter Activities January 9
With each snowfall, we like to remind the public that park staff's immediate priority is for public safety. Staff will be plowing streets, sidewalks and bike trails. Ice Rink and Ski Trail …
Posted on Jan 7, 2009:
Winter Activities Update Jan. 7
Ice Rinks - As of today, Tenney Park, Vilas Park, Olbrich Park and Westmorland Park ice rinks are open to the public. Tenney and Vilas Park shelters are open 2p.m.-9:30p.m. and Olbrich and …
Posted on Jan 5, 2009:
Winter Activities Update January 5
Ski Trails - On Sunday, staff groomed the skating lanes at Odana Golf Course and on Monday at Elver Park. There is insufficient snow depth to groom the track lanes. Elver Park warming shelter is …
Posted on Jan 2, 2009:
Winter Activities Update Jan. 2-4
Ski Trails - Friday staff is grooming the skating lanes at both Elver Park and Odana Golf Course. Staff will also attempt to re-groom skating lanes at those two locations on Sunday. Elver Park …
Posted on Dec 29, 2008:
Winter Activities Update for Dec. 29
Ice Skating Rinks - Vilas Park and Tenney Park skating rinks are open today from 11:00a.m. - 9:30a.m. (weather and participant permitting). Staff is continuing with daily rink maintenance, and will …
Posted on Dec 26, 2008:
Winter Activities Update Dec. 26
The weather is not exactly cooperating with plans for outdoor Holiday fun. Tenney Park and Vilas Park Ice Rinks will be open on Friday, Dec. 26 as long as weather permits. However, these rinks will …
Posted on Dec 23, 2008:
Winter Activities Update Dec. 23-25
Ice Skating Rinks - Vilas Park and Tenney Park skating rinks are open today from 11:00a.m. - 9:30p.m. (weather and participant permitting). The ice rink warming shelters will be open on Dec. 24 …
Posted on Dec 22, 2008:
Winter Activities Update for Dec. 22
Ice Skating Rinks - Vilas Park and Tenney Park skating rinks are open today from 11:00a.m. - 9:30a.m. (weather and participant permitting). Staff continues daily maintenance of the ice rinks and …
Posted on Dec 19, 2008:
Winter Activities update for Dec. 19
Ice Skating Rinks - Vilas Park skating rinks is open today. It will remain open tonight as long as the weather permits. Staff has continued on daily maintenance of the ice rinks and will open the …
Posted on Dec 18, 2008:
Winter Activity update for Dec. 18
Ice Skating Rinks - Vilas Park and Tenney Park skating rinks are open today. They will remain open tonight as long as the weather permits. Staff has continued on daily maintenance of the ice rinks …
Posted on Dec 16, 2008:
Vilas Park Ice Rinks to open today
The Madison Parks Division is excited to announce the opening of the Vilas Park ice skating rinks. Vilas Park Skating will be open today from 4p.m.-9:30p.m., weather permitting. Skate rental is …
Posted on Dec 15, 2008:
Last minute Holiday Gifts available at Madison Parks Division
• Madison Parks Gift Certificates The Madison Parks Division has gift certificates for everyone on your list: the swimmer, the golfer, the ice skater, and dog owner. They are the perfect gift for …
Posted on Dec 12, 2008:
Winter Activities Update Dec. 12
Sledding - Sledding hills are open and in good condition. Elver Park Warming Shelter will be open for concessions on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 9:30p.m.(weather and participant dependent). …
Posted on Dec 10, 2008:
Winter Activities in Parks Dec. 10 Update
Sledding - Sledding hills are open and in good condition. Elver Park Warming Shelter will be open for concessions on Saturday and Sunday (weather dependent). Ski Trails - Staff is packing trails …
Posted on Dec 9, 2008:
Parks Winter Activities
All Parks maintenance and construction crews are out plowing streets and bike paths. That is Parks Staff's first priority during a snow event. Sledding - Sledding hills are open and in good …
Posted on Dec 3, 2008:
Winter Sports in Madison Parks
It's snowing! It's time to get out the sleds and enjoy some of the winter fun in Madison's parks. Sledding Hills At this point, only the sledding hills will be open: Elver Park, Olbrich Park, …
Posted on Nov 24, 2008:
$100,000 Grant Received for Breese Stevens Stadium
The Madison Parks Division is excited to announce that it received a $100,000 grant from Dane County and Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Sports Venue Development Fund. The …
Posted on Nov 21, 2008:
Baled leaves free to the public
If you are doing some winter preparation yard work, have we got a deal for you. Forest Hill Cemetery has free, baled leaves available to the public. The leaves are along the roads in the cemetery. …
Posted on Nov 6, 2008:
City of Madison Golf Course Season Coming to an End
Due to predicted cold weather, November 9 will be the last day of golf at Glenway Golf Course and Yahara Golf Course. Monona Golf Course and Odana Hills Golf Course will remain open on a day-to-day …
Posted on Oct 28, 2008:
Baled leaves free to the public
Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road, has free, baled leaves available to the public. The leaves are along the roads in the cemetery. The public is welcome to drive through and take them.
Posted on Oct 3, 2008:
2009 General Park Shelter Reservations begin Wednesday, October 15
The Madison Parks Staff will begin taking reservations for the 2009 season for the popular Madison Park shelter, beginning October 15 at 8:00a.m. Reservations made at this time are first come, …
Posted on Sep 17, 2008:
Olbrich Park Master Plan - Special Park Commission Meeting, October 6
The Madison Park Commission is holding a special meeting for public comments on the Olbrich Park Master Plan. Date: October 6, 2008 (previously scheduled on September 22) Time: 6:00p.m. Location: …
Posted on Sep 15, 2008:
2009 Gates of Heaven Reservations begin Wednesday, October 1
The Madison Parks Staff will begin taking reservations for the 2009 season for the popular Gates of Heaven building, beginning October 1 at 8:00a.m. Gates of Heaven, located in James Madison Park, …
Posted on Sep 8, 2008:
Gypsy Moth Survey to Begin in September
The City of Madison Forestry section is working in cooperation with the Dane County Gypsy Moth Coordinator, elected officials, neighborhood residents and the WI DNR to track and attempt to suppress …
Posted on Aug 27, 2008:
Breese Stevens Field Re-Dedication on Saturday, August 30 at 11:45a.m.
Phase I of the Breese Stevens Field has been completed, and soccer games have resumed. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, along with Parks Superintendent Kevin Briski, and soccer players from Edgewood High …
Posted on Aug 27, 2008:
Tenney Park Tennis Court Lights Out
While attending to what was thought to be a routine maintenance request at Tenney Park, City Parks maintenance staff discovered a major electrical failure with the lights at the tennis …
Posted on Aug 27, 2008:
Last Big Splash this weekend
Last Big Splash this weekend Last day of Goodman Pool is Sunday, August 31 Last day for Beaches is Monday, September 1 This is it - the last, best chance to swim, splash, and slide at Goodman Pool …
Posted on Aug 25, 2008:
Olbrich Park Master Plan Public Meeting
Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Evjue Commons - Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3330 Atwood Avenue The City of Madison Parks Division invites the public to attend a meeting regarding the Olbrich Park …
Posted on Aug 8, 2008:
Madison Beaches Hours Change beginning Monday, August 11
Lifeguard services hours at the four major beaches, Olbrich Park, Vilas Park, BB Clarke and Tenney Park, will be changed to 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Annually, the Parks Division reduces the beach …
Posted on Jul 23, 2008:
50% off Goodman Pool Season Passes
Summer is already half done. Don't let another day go by without enjoying Goodman Pool. Goodman Pool is offering 50% off Season Passes (Family, Youth, Adult & Senior). Buy your season pass at …
Posted on Jul 21, 2008:
Olbrich Park Master Plan Review
Date: Thursday, July 24 and Tuesday, August 26 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Evjue Commons - Olbrich Botanical Gardens , 3330 Atwood Avenue  The City of Madison Parks Division invites the …
Posted on Jun 19, 2008:
5 Beaches Closed Today Due to Blue-Green Algae
Five city beaches are closed today due to blue-green algae. James Madison Beach, Tenney Park Beach, BB Clarke Beach, Olbrich Park Beach and Esther Beach. There will be no lifeguard services at …
Posted on Jun 18, 2008:
Madison Park Beaches Open
Madison & Dane County Public Health Department has tested the water quality at all of the City public beaches. The bacterial water quality is at an acceptable level. The beaches are now open. The …
Posted on Jun 12, 2008:
Goodman Pool and Cypress SprayPark to open Saturday
Goodman Pool will open for daily business on Saturday, June 14. Open/Family Swim times are Monday-Friday, Days, 12:30-4:30p.m. and Monday-Friday Evenings, 6:15-8:00p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, …
Posted on Jun 4, 2008:
Goodman Pool to Open for Special Early Weekend, June 7 & 8, Noon - 7p.m.
With predicted warm weather this weekend, Goodman Pool will be open Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 from noon - 7p.m. Sunday's hours may be shortened due to predicted thunderstorms. Goodman …
Posted on May 16, 2008:
Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, May 18-24
Gov. Jim Doyle announced that Wisconsin will observe Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, May 18-24, 2008. Through a proclamation, Gov. Doyle urged state residents and visitors to become better …
Posted on May 7, 2008:
Goodman Pool Working to Break a Trend
Goodman Pool Working to Break a Trend A recent national and first of its kind study by USA Swimming Foundation found that approximately 6 out of 10 African-American children are unable to swim, …
Posted on Apr 11, 2008:
Yahara Hills and Glenway Golf Course closed due to rain
Due to the abundant rain ( wet conditions) and the forecast for the weekend. Yahara Hills and Glenway Golf Course will be closed through Sunday. The courses may reopen on Monday if conditions …
Posted on Apr 10, 2008:
All Athletic Games cancelled today through Sunday
First it was snow, now it's rain. Due to the heavy rain, and very wet field conditions, all scheduled athletic games have been cancelled in the Madison Parks starting today through Sunday
Posted on Apr 8, 2008:
City of Madison Golf Courses Open, Wednesday, April 9
** Media Advisory ** Beginning Wednesday, April 9 at 10:00a.m., all four City of Madison Golf Courses will be open for play. Call the courses for a tee time, or reserve them on-line! …
Posted on Apr 1, 2008:
Wet Conditions on Parks Playing Fields
Due to the wet conditions, the Madison Parks playing fields (soccer, softball, football) are not in condition to handle large numbers of people. The Parks Division asks that teams and pick-up games …
Posted on Mar 12, 2008:
Cross Country Ski Trails to close
The winter of 2007-2008 has gone down in the record books as the snowiest winter in history. That much snow made for a wonderful cross-country skiing season. However, the above freezing …
Posted on Mar 9, 2008:
13th Annual Dog Park Spring Clean-up on Saturday, March 29
Dog owners, don't forget! Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. - noon is the 13th annual Volunteer Spring Cleanup day at area Dog Exercise Parks, rain or shine! If the snow hasn't melted by then, the …
Posted on Mar 7, 2008:
Ski Trails Open
The trails at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park were groomed on Friday, March 7. Both locations will have ski rentals available this Saturday and Sunday. Elver Park Shelter is open from 11a.m. - …
Posted on Mar 3, 2008:
Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed for the Season
Madison has enjoyed the longest ice skating season in recent memory. But due to this past weekend's rain and warm temperatures, the ice rinks conditions deteroriated to the point that it has become …
Posted on Mar 2, 2008:
Ice Rinks Closed at 6p.m. Sunday
Due to warm temperatures and predicted rain, all outdoor ice rinks are closed until further notice.
Posted on Feb 26, 2008:
Ice Rinks and Ski Trails (edited Feb. 29)
Ice Rinks - Staff will continue to open the ice rinks this weekend as long as conditions allow. Elver, Tenney, Vilas and Westmorland Parks will be open but may close early due to deteriorating ice …
Posted on Feb 25, 2008:
Ice Rinks and Ski Trails
Ice Rinks - Elver, Tenney, Vilas and Westmorland Park ice rink will open as scheduled today (Monday, Feb. 25), but will most likely close early today due to weather. Check back tomorrow for any …
Posted on Feb 21, 2008:
Goodman Pool Swimming Lesson Schedule available on-line
Here's a chance to think about something besides all of this crazy snow and cold - hot summer days at Goodman Pool. Goodman Pool is now accepting 2008 swimming lesson registrations. The Goodman …
Posted on Feb 21, 2008:
Door Creek Park Master Plan Review Meeting
EAST SIDE COMMUNITY PARK MEETING TO REVIEW THE MASTER PLAN FOR DOOR CREEK PARK THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008, 7:00 PM DOOR CREEK CHURCH, ROOM 103 6602 DOMINION DRIVE Madison Parks Division staff will …
Posted on Feb 21, 2008:
Ice Rink and Ski Trails (edited on Feb. 22)
Ice Rinks - Tenney Park, Vilas Park, Elver Park and Westmorland Park ice rinks are open. Tenney, Vilas and Elver Parks offer skate rental and concessions. Please note - This weekend may be the …
Posted on Feb 20, 2008:
Ice Rink and Ski Trails
Ice Rinks - Tenney Park and Vilas Park ice rinks will be open today for skating. At this time, all other ice rinks are closed. Ski Trails - Elver Park ski trails remain closed due to fallen …
Posted on Feb 19, 2008:
Elver Ski Trails Closed until further notice
Due to the ice and snow, many large tree branches have fallen on the ski trails creating hazardous conditions. Because public safety comes first, staff has closed down the trails and turned off the …
Posted on Feb 18, 2008:
Ice Rinks & Ski Trails
Due to yesterday's ice storm and snow, staff's first maintenance priority is clearing sidewalks. Ice Rinks - All outdoor ice rinks will be closed today, Monday Feb. 18. Check back tomorrow …
Posted on Feb 15, 2008:
Ice Rinks and Ski Trail Conditions
Elver, Tenney, Vilas, Garner, and Westmorland Parks are open for skating. Elver, Tenney and Vilas Parks have skate rental. Please check the website for hours and prices. The ice rinks may close …
Posted on Feb 12, 2008:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Conditions
Ice Rinks Due to today's snowfall, Madison Parks Staff first priority is clearing sidewalks, bikepaths. They will also be working on some ice maintenance. Elver, Tenney, Vilas, Garner, and …
Posted on Feb 8, 2008:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail conditions
Ice Rinks Elver, Tenney, Vilas, Garner, and Westmorland Parks are open for skating. Elver, Tenney and Vilas Parks have skate rental. Please check the website for hours and prices. The ice rinks may …
Posted on Feb 7, 2008:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Conditions
Parks Staff first priority is public safety. They are first working on clearing sidewalks. Ice Rinks opening this evening are: Vilas Park (hockey and figure skating rink only - no lagoon), Elver …
Posted on Feb 6, 2008:
Warner Park Community Recreation Center to close today at 4p.m.
Due to the snow, Warner Park Community Recreation Center will close at 4p.m. today. All programs scheduled in the building for this evening are cancelled. WPCRC will re-open tomorrow for regular …
Posted on Feb 6, 2008:
Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed
Due to the snow storm, the ice rinks are closed today. Check back tomorrow for openings and conditions. Ski Trails - ski trails will not be groomed until the snow stops. Check back tomorrow for …
Posted on Feb 4, 2008:
Ice Rinks Closed
Due to today's rain and tomorrow's snow storm, the outdoor ice rinks are closed. The ski trails at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course were groomed on Sunday. The conditions are deteriorating rapidly …
Posted on Jan 31, 2008:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update
Outdoor Ice Rinks: Tenney, Vilas, Elver, Garner, Westmorland, Olbrich, and Warner Park (no hockey at Warner) ice rinks are open. Skate rentals are available at Tenney, Vilas and Elver. Hours of …
Posted on Jan 29, 2008:
Ice Skating and Ski Trail Conditions
Due to the current warm temperatures, the conditions on the outdoor ice rinks and ski trails are very poor. And due to predicted blizzard conditions for this evening, the ice rinks will be closed …
Posted on Jan 25, 2008:
Ice Skating Rinks and Cross Country Ski Trails
Outdoor Ice Rinks: Tenney, Vilas, Elver, Garner (hockey rink only), Westmorland, Olbrich and Warner Park ice rinks are open. Skate rentals are available at Tenney, Vilas and Elver. Hours of …
Posted on Jan 24, 2008:
Additional Skating Rinks Open
Outdoor Ice Rinks: The skating rinks at Tenney, Vilas and Elver Parks are open for skating. Skate rentals are also available. The ice is in good condition. The warming shelters will be open from …
Posted on Jan 23, 2008:
Cross Country Ski & Ice Skating Update
Outdoor Ice Rinks: The skating rinks at Tenney, Vilas and Elver Parks are open for skating. Skate rentals are also available. The ice is in good condition. The warming shelters will be open from …
Posted on Jan 22, 2008:
Cross Country Skiing and Skating Update
Outdoor Ice Rinks: The skating rinks at Tenney, Vilas and Elver Parks are open for skating. Skate rentals are also available. The warming shelters will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. or will …
Posted on Jan 18, 2008:
Ice Skating & Cross Country Skiing Update
Outdoor Ice Rinks: The skating rinks at Tenney, Vilas and Elver Parks are open for skating. Skate rentals are also available. The warming shelters will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday …
Posted on Jan 17, 2008:
Cross County Ski Update
Crews are packing snow at Odana and Elver. The crew will evaluate today's snow to determine if there is sufficient new snow to allow track to be set. The public may call 266-4711 for more …
Posted on Jan 16, 2008:
Tenney Ice Rink Update
January 16, 2008 Outdoor Ice Rinks: The Parks Division is happy to announce that both the regular skating area and the hockey rink are now open at Tenney. The small rink and hockey rink at Vilas …
Posted on Jan 14, 2008:
Ice Rinks Reopen
The Parks Division is happy to announce that it has reopened the skating rink at Tenney Park for general skating ONLY. The hockey rink area is not safe at this time. The small rink and hockey rink …
Posted on Jan 10, 2008:
ALL CITY OUTDOOR ICE RINKS CLOSED
Outdoor Ice Rinks: The Parks Division has CLOSED Tenney Park skating due to the unseasonably warm temperatures. The ice is no longer safe for skaters. All skating rinks will remain closed until the …
Posted on Jan 9, 2008:
All Ice Rinks Closed
All Ice Rinks closed.
Posted on Jan 7, 2008:
Ice Rinks & Ski Trails Closed Until Further Notice
Outdoor Ice Rinks: Thanks to the unseasonably warm and rainy weather, all outdoor ice skating rinks are closed until further notice. It will take several days of below freezing weather to produce …
Posted on Jan 4, 2008:
Ice Skating Rinks Open
Outdoor Ice Rinks: The Parks Division has opened the skating rinks at Tenney, Vilas and Elver Parks for both general skating and hockey. They are working the Olbrich Park rink. Skate rentals are …
Posted on Jan 3, 2008:
Report on Warner Park Stadium Reconstruction
Announcing that the City of Madison Parks Division has received the Architect's report regarding the Warner Park Stadium Reconstruction, and announcing public meeting dates for public review of the …
Posted on Jan 2, 2008:
Ice Skating & Cross County Ski Update
Outdoor Ice Rinks: The Parks Division is working on removing snow at the following outdoor ice rinks: on the eastside at Tenney and Olbrich Parks and on the westside at Elver and Vilas Parks. If …
Posted on Dec 28, 2007:
Winter Recreation Update for New Year's Holiday
Issued Dec. 28, 2007 @ 2:30 p.m. Cross County Skiing - The Parks Division of the City of Madison packed the snow on Friday, Dec. 28, at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park. On Saturday, December 29 …
Posted on Dec 27, 2007:
Winter Recreation Update
Cross County Skiing - The Parks Division of the City of Madison is packing trails for skate skiing at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park. At this time, there is insufficient snow to re-set tracks, …
Posted on Dec 20, 2007:
Winter Recreation 101
December 20, 2007 Cross County Skiing - The Parks Division of the City of Madison has groomed all of the city ski trails. Crews hope to work on the trails at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course over …
Posted on Dec 14, 2007:
Cross County Ski Update
Cross County Skiing - The Parks Division of the City of Madison groomed the trails at Monona Golf Course, Odana Golf Course and Elver Park today. The other trails have also been groomed within the …
Posted on Dec 11, 2007:
Skiing-Sledding-Skating Update
Cross County Skiing - The Parks Division of the City of Madison is not doing any additional grooming at this time due to the warm and wet conditions. The precipitation appears to be half rain and …
Posted on Dec 7, 2007:
Cross Country Skiing Update
Cross County Skiing - The Parks Division of the City of Madison has groomed all of the ski trails at Elver Park and the main loop at Odana Golf Course. The trails at Olin Turville, South Cherokee …
Posted on Dec 5, 2007:
Cross-Country Skiing, Sledding, Outdoor Ice Rinks Update
Cross County Skiing - The Parks Division of the City of Madison is hard at work packing the lighted trails at Elver Park and the main loop at Odana Golf Course. Once these trails have been packed …
Posted on Dec 3, 2007:
Cross Country Skiing and Ice Skating Update
The Parks Division of the City of Madison is hard at work trying to cope with the snow and ice storm that occurred over the past weekend. Crews have been busy plowing streets and bike paths. The …
Posted on Nov 21, 2007:
Gates of Heaven Synagogue Posters
The City of Madison Parks Division is pleased to offer for sale, the beautiful Zane Williams photo-poster of the Gates of Heaven Synagogue, located at James Madison Park. This high quality poster …
Posted on Nov 16, 2007:
City Golf Courses Closing
Due to the cold weather, Odana Hills Golf Course and Monona Golf Course will be closing for the season as of Monday, November 19th.
Posted on Nov 5, 2007:
Golf Season Ending
The City of Madison Parks Division announces that the golf season at Glenway and Yahara Hills Golf Courses will come to an end effective Wednesday, November 7, 2007due to cold weather. Odana Hills …
Posted on Oct 2, 2007:
2008 Park Shelter Reservations begin Monday, October 15
The Madison Parks Staff will begin taking reservations for the 2008 season for the popular park shelters, beginning October 15 at 8:00a.m. The Parks Office doors open at 8:00a.m. Phone-in …
Posted on Sep 27, 2007:
2008 Reservations for Gates of Heaven begin Monday, Oct. 1
2008 RESERVATION RATES: WEEKEND: EACH 2 HRS $80.00 WEEKDAY: UNTIL 3 PM $62.00 AFTER 4 PM $72.00 WEDDING PACKAGE: $360.00 Includes: 2 hours rehearsal time the day before the wedding. 4 hours use of …
Posted on Sep 21, 2007:
Cypress SprayPark Wins State Award
The Cypress SprayPark, Madison's first public spray park, has won the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association Park Section Design Award for 2007. WPRA annually recognizes outstanding new or …
Posted on Sep 21, 2007:
Breese Stevens Field Renovation Work to Begin
Ground-breaking of Breese Stevens Field renovation and repair Monday, September 24, 2:30p.m. Meet at the East Washington Ave and Paterson Street entrance. Breese Stevens Field, 917 E. Mifflin …
Posted on Aug 30, 2007:
Parks Field Conditions OK'd for Play
As the Madison area slowly dries out from recent heavy rainfalls, so do the Madison Parks playing fields. The parks and play fields are now dry enough for league play and pick-up games. If you are …
Posted on Aug 30, 2007:
Goodman Pool and Beach Lifeguard Seasons coming to an end this weekend
As the summer comes to an end, so do the Goodman Pool and Beach Season come to an end. The Goodman Pool and Madison beach season corresponds with the Madison School District's summer …
Posted on Aug 23, 2007:
Wet Conditions on Parks Playing Fields
Due to the wet conditions, the Madison Parks playing fields (soccer, softball, football) are not in condition to handle large numbers of people. The Parks Division asks that teams and pick-up games …
Posted on Aug 16, 2007:
The City of Madison Beaches Hours Change beginning Thursday, August 16
Lifeguard services hours at the four major beaches, Olbrich Park, Vilas Park, BB Clarke and Tenney Park, will be changed to 11a.m.-6p.m. Annually, the Parks Division reduces the beach lifeguard …
Posted on Aug 3, 2007:
Cypress SprayPark: A Popular Place to Cool Off this Summer
With the opening of the Goodman Swimming Pool just last summer, the excitement and anticipation of "wet and wild fun" hasn't cooled off yet. Now Madisonians can now add one more place to their …
Posted on Aug 1, 2007:
Madison to lose 140-year-old American Elm tree to Dutch Elm Disease
From 1958 to 1975, the City of Madison lost over 18,500 trees to Dutch Elm Disease (DED). Since 1975, DED losses have decreased significantly thanks to a disease resistant elms and planting a …
Posted on Jul 30, 2007:
City of Madison Golf Courses offer ADA Mobility Carts
Specialized ADA Mobility Carts Available The City of Madison Golf Courses are proud to announce the availability of a specialized ADA mobility cart. The cart is available for reservation and rental …
Posted on Jul 17, 2007:
Newly planted City trees in need of watering during current drought
Over 5,000 street trees planted the last two years are in need of watering during this current dry period. The City is asking homeowners to water newly planted trees in front of their house. The …
Posted on Jun 21, 2007:
Elver Park Fire Cracker Run/Walk Cancelled
Thanks to the Mid West Family Broadcasting Co. for picking up the sponsorship, the actual fireworks display at Elver Park on July 4 will go on as scheduled. However, the originally planned …
Posted on Jun 15, 2007:
Cypress SprayPark Opening
Contact information: Laura Whitmore, Parks Community Relations, 266-5949 George Twigg, Mayor's Office, 266-4611 Schedule details Press & Community Event with the Mayor on Tuesday, June 26 at …
Posted on Jun 12, 2007:
FREE Golf Clinic for Beginners at Monona Golf Course
FREE Golf Clinic offered at Monona Golf Course Monona Golf Course is offering a FREE golf clinic on Sunday evenings at 5:30p.m. The Clinic offers one hour of lessons, plus 4 holes of golf. The …
Posted on Jun 12, 2007:
Goodman Pool to begin regular season hours June 16
Goodman Pool will open for regular season hours beginning June 16. There is still time to purchase your season pass or sign your child up for swimming lessons! For more information call 264-9292 or …
Posted on Jun 12, 2007:
The City of Madison Beaches & Lifeguard Services begin June 16
The City of Madison Beaches and lifeguard services begin June 16. The season will run through September 3. The lifeguard services schedule corresponds with the Madison Metropolitan School District …
Posted on Jun 8, 2007:
Swimming Opportunities this weekend, June 9 & 10
If you and your family are looking for some summer fun, it's time to go swimming! The City of Madison Parks Division has two opportunities for swimming this weekend. Please note that all times are …
Posted on May 9, 2007:
Mothers Day Gifts from Goodman Pool
Give Mom and the rest of your family a summer of fun at Goodman Pool. The Madison Parks Division is pleased to announce that Goodman Pool season passes are on sale. There is still time to sign up …
Posted on May 8, 2007:
Forest Hill Cemetery is seeking volunteers to place small flags on veterans' headstones in observance of Memorial Day
A volunteer work day is set for Saturday, May 19, at 9a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Rd.. Volunteers will be given a section of the cemetery and the flags to place on the headstones. To …
Posted on Apr 20, 2007:
Madison Park Pier Installation
The boat launch piers have been installed at Marshall Park, Wingra Park, Olbrich Park, Olin Park, Warner Park and Tenney Park. A 2007 Boat Launch permit is required for vehicles parking in the …
Posted on Apr 19, 2007:
Madison Parks Celebrating Arbor Week
The United States celebrates many holidays that memorialize or reflect upon the past, but there are few holidays that look forward to and celebrate the future. National Arbor Day is one such …
Posted on Apr 12, 2007:
11th Annual Earth Day Challenge Park Clean up
Help in celebrating Madison's 11th Annual Earth Day Challenge by cleaning up local parks and beautifying this amazing city. The event will take place on Saturday, April 21st with over 1,500 …
Posted on Apr 11, 2007:
Parks Athletic Fields Off Limits until snowy, wet conditions improve
Due to today's snow, and predicted warm temperatures later this week and weekend, the conditions on the Madison Parks athletic fields will be very wet and in poor condition for play. Parks Staff is …
Posted on Apr 3, 2007:
Starkweather Creek Public Tour, April 14
The next public tour of Starkweather Creek is April 14 (raindate of April 15). The follow-up public meeting is scheduled for April 26. The purpose of the public tour and meeting is to provide input …
Posted on Mar 29, 2007:
Some Park Restrooms Open
Parks maintenance staff annually has the parks restrooms and drinking fountains open to the public by mid-April. The process of charging up these facilities that are not 'winter-proof' takes …
Posted on Mar 27, 2007:
All Four City of Madison Golf Courses Open, Wednesday March 28
Glenway, Monona, Odana Hills and Yahara Hills EAST golf courses will all open for the season on Wednesday, March 28. Yahara Hills West is still too wet to open and will be checked on a daily …
Posted on Mar 23, 2007:
Cypress SprayPark Groundbreaking, March 28, 1:15p.m.
Schedule details Ground-breaking event with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and students from Lincoln Elementary, Wednesday, March 28 at 1:15p.m. Near corner of Cypress Way and Hughes Place. Cypress …
Posted on Mar 22, 2007:
Monona Golf Course to open for the season on Friday
Get out your clubs - it's time for golf! Monona Golf Course will open for the season on Friday, March 23. To book a tee time, please call 266-4736. Monona Golf Course is located at 111 E. Dean …
Posted on Mar 12, 2007:
Ski Trails and Ice Rinks Closed
Due to the warm temperatures, all ice rinks and all ski trails are closed.
Posted on Mar 9, 2007:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update
All ice rinks are closed for the season. Ski Trails: Parks staff intends to open Elver Shelter and Odana Golf Course for ski rental this weekend. But warm weather and rain may result in early …
Posted on Mar 8, 2007:
12th Annual Dog Park Spring cleanup on Saturday, March 31
Dog owners, don't forget! Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. - noon is the 12th annual Volunteer Spring Cleanup day at area Dog Exercise Parks, rain or shine! Bring your scoopers to your favorite …
Posted on Mar 6, 2007:
Goodman Pool now accepting swimming lesson registration
Give yourself peace of mind this summer: teach your child to swim! Goodman Pool offers the nationally acclaimed American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Registrations are now being accepted. …
Posted on Mar 6, 2007:
Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update
All ice rinks are closed for the season. Ski Trails: Odana Golf Course trails were groomed on Saturday evening. Elver Park was groomed Sunday morning. Trails are in good condition, with a few icy …
Posted on Feb 28, 2007:
Starkweather Creek Public Meeting
The next public tour of Starkweather Creek is April 14 (raindate of April 15). The follow-up public meeting is scheduled for April 26. The purpose of the public tour and meeting is to provide input …
Posted on Feb 28, 2007:
Emerald Ash Borer Tree Survey to Begin today in Madison
For Immediate Release Contact: Marla Eddy, City Forester, 266-4450, cell 220-9638 Laura Whitmore, Parks Community Relations, 266-5949 Emerald Ash Borer Tree Survey In Madison Begins Wednesday, …
Posted on Feb 26, 2007:
Ski Trail and Ice rink Update
Ice Rinks: All ice rinks are closed. Ski Trails: Due to the heavy, wet nature of the snow, and warm temperatures today Parks Staff will not be grooming the x-country ski trails Monday. If it gets …
Posted on Feb 23, 2007:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail, updated Feb. 25
Updated on Sunday, Feb. 25, 11:30a.m. Ice Rinks - all ice rinks are closed. also Elver Park and Odana Golf course ski rental is closed today. The ski trails will be groomed beginning Monday, after …
Posted on Feb 19, 2007:
Public Input Sought for Starkweather Creek Planning
Joint Planning Process to generate public input into future City restoration of three City-owned properties along Starkweather Creek. The public is invited to participate in a planning process with …
Posted on Feb 14, 2007:
Ice Rinks - Hybrids - Lifeguards
Ice rinks, hybrids, lifeguards....what do they have in common? Madison Parks Division • The Madison Parks Division is proud to be supporting the University of Wisconsin Hybrid Vehicle Team by …
Posted on Feb 9, 2007:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail conditions Updated Feb. 22
Updated on Thursday, Feb. 22. Ice Rinks - The 8 ice rinks remain open. While the ice is safe, the skating conditions are very poor. All rinks will open today, but will close early if conditions …
Posted on Feb 6, 2007:
Ice Rinks and Ski Trails open today
All patrons are encouraged to dress appropriately for the frigid weather. Check back for updates - conditions can change daily. Ice Rinks - There are five outdoor ice rinks open, but all rinks have …
Posted on Feb 5, 2007:
All Ice Rinks Closed Due to COLD Weather
Until further notice all Ice Rinks are closed due to the Extremely COLD weather.
Posted on Jan 29, 2007:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update
For Weekend of Feb. 2-4, 2007 Ice Rinks - There are five outdoor ice rinks open, but all rinks have some restrictions. See below. Tenney Park, Mon-Fri 2:00p.m.-9:30p.m., Sat-Sun, 11:00a.m.-9:30p.m. …
Posted on Jan 26, 2007:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update
Ice Rinks - There are five outdoor ice rinks open today, but all rinks have some restrictions. See below. Tenney Park, Mon-Fri 2:00p.m.-9:30p.m., Sat-Sun, 11:00a.m.-9:30p.m. skate rental, …
Posted on Jan 25, 2007:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update
Ice Rinks - There are five outdoor ice rinks open today, but all rinks have some restrictions. See below. Tenney Park, Mon-Fri 4:00p.m.-9:30p.m., skate rental, concessions, warming shelter, lights. …
Posted on Jan 24, 2007:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update
Ice Rinks - There are four outdoor ice rinks open today, all rinks have some restrictions. See below. Tenney Park, Mon-Fri 4:00p.m.-9:30p.m., skate rental, concessions, warming shelter, lights. …
Posted on Jan 23, 2007:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update
Ski Trails - Elver Park and Odana Golf Course trails were groomed and the tracks were set today. The lights will be on at Elver Park. Tracks were also set today at Turville Woods. The trails will …
Posted on Jan 22, 2007:
Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update
Outdoor Ice Rinks - All of the outdoor ice rinks will remain closed due to thin ice. Tenney Park is particularly dangerous with many holes and soft spots. Tenney Lagoon water is over 10 feet deep. …
Posted on Jan 19, 2007:
Ice Rink and Skiing Update
Outdoor Ice Rinks - All of the outdoor ice rinks will remain closed due to thin ice. Tenney Park is particularly dangerous with many holes and soft spots. Tenney Lagoon water is over 10 feet deep. …
Posted on Jan 19, 2007:
Volunteers Needed for Winter Work Day on Cherokee Marsh
The City of Madison Parks Division is seeking volunteers who enjoy work outdoors to help with the on-going Cherokee Marsh Restoration project. Volunteers will be constructing and installing plant …
Posted on Jan 18, 2007:
Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update
Ski Trails - Snow is packed and tracks set at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course. Lights will be on at Elver Park. Conditions are good for skate-skiing, and fair for track-skiing. Elver Park shelter, …
Posted on Jan 16, 2007:
Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update
Ski Trails - Snow will be packed and tracks set at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course. Lights will be on at Elver Park. Conditions are good for skate-skiing, and fair for track-skiing. Ice Rinks - …
Posted on Jan 15, 2007:
Ski Trails and Ice Rink Update
The ski trails were rolled to pack a base on Monday morning. More snow is needed to groom tracks. Current conditions are fair. The ice rinks remain closed due to dangerously thin ice. The sledding …
Posted on Jan 11, 2007:
Outdoor Ice Rinks not safe for skating
The outdoor ice rinks all still have open water and are unsafe. There needs to be at least 10 days to 2 weeks of below freezing temperatures for safe skating conditions. The ice rinks will open as …
Posted on Jan 3, 2007:
B.L.A.S.T. Program Begins February 4
Get Set to Get Wet! The City of Madison Parks Division is pleased to announce its BLAST program for lifeguard training at the Goodman Pool! The Beginner Lifeguard Aquatic Skills Training …
Posted on Dec 14, 2006:
Last minute Holiday Gifts available at Madison Parks Division
· Madison Parks Gift Certificates The Madison Parks Division has gift certificates for everyone on your list: the swimmer, the golfer, the ice skater, and dog owner. They are the perfect gift for …
Posted on Dec 11, 2006:
Ice rinks closed due to warm weather
Monday, Dec. 11 The Madison Parks ice rinks are all closed due to warm weather and deteroriating ice conditions. The rinks will re-open after there is sufficient cold weather and the ice is again …
Posted on Dec 10, 2006:
Ice rinks open on Sunday
Tenney, Elver and Vilas Parks ice rinks will open on Sunday morning at 11a.m. The scheduled hours are 11a.m. - 9:30p.m. But it is very likely that the ice rinks will close early this afternoon due …
Posted on Dec 8, 2006:
Elver Park Ice Rink to open Saturday, Dec. 9
Elver Park Ice Rink will also open on Saturday from 11a.m.-9:30p.m. Due to the predicted warm weather, Sunday's hours are TBA. There are no hockey boards up yet. More time and cold weather are …
Posted on Dec 8, 2006:
Madison Parks - Outdoor Ice Rinks Update-Dec. 8
Vilas Park and Tenney Park ice rinks to open Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 Sharpen those skates and put on your warm clothes! It’s time to ice skate! But, be prepared, due to the predicted warm weather this …
Posted on Dec 1, 2006:
2007 Goodman Pool Season Passes For Sale at 2006 Prices
Get the perfect holiday gift for the swimmer on your list – a 2007 season pass at Goodman Pool. The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Swimming Pool opened in June 2006 to rave reviews. In the summer …
Posted on May 26, 2006:
Beach Lifeguard Services at Vilas & Tenney Beaches this Weekend
The Madison Parks Division is pleased to announce that due to the predicted warm weather this holiday weekend, there will be lifeguard services at two of the Madison beaches. Vilas Beach, 1339 …
Posted on May 11, 2006:
Forest Hill Cemetery is seeking volunteers to place small flags o
A volunteer work day is set for Saturday, May 20, at 9a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Rd.. Volunteers will be given a section of the cemetery and the flags to place on the headstones. To …
Posted on May 11, 2006:
Give Mom & your Family a summer of fun...Goodman Pool Season Pass
Special Saturday morning sale for Goodman Pool Season Passes on May 13, 2006 from 8a.m.-noon. The Madison Parks Division is pleased to announce that the new Goodman Pool season passes are now on …
Posted on Mar 8, 2006:
Ice Rinks & Ski Trails - March 8, 2006
All of the outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season. The ski trails are currently open, but in poor condition. With the rain in the forecast, the trails may also close for the season later this …
Posted on Mar 3, 2006:
Cross-country ski trails closed
Due to deteriorating snow conditions, the cross-country ski trails in the City of Madison parks are closed. As a reminder, the outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season.
Posted on Feb 27, 2006:
All Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed for the season
All of the city of Madison's outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season. The outdoor ice rink season typically ends mid to late February. The cross-country ski trails will remain open as long as …
Posted on Feb 24, 2006:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update - February 24
Tenney and Vilas Park ice rinks will be open for skating this weekend. Vilas Park has skating only at the figure-skating rink. The lagoon and hockey rink are closed. Tenney Park has several areas …
Posted on Feb 21, 2006:
Ice Skating and Ski Trail Update - Feb. 21
The ski trails are groomed and open at the following locations: Odana Golf Course, Elver Park, Owen Conservation Park, S.Cherokee Marsh, Monona Golf Course, and Turville Woods. A ski pass is …
Posted on Feb 17, 2006:
Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update - February 17
The ski trails at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park were groomed for both ski and skate skiing. The trails will be re-groomed again Sunday morning. Ski Rental will be available at both Elver Park …
Posted on Feb 16, 2006:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail update - February 16
Due to the snow, all of the outdoor ice rinks will be closed on Thursday. However, the ski trail lights will be on at Elver Park tonight. The snow on the ski trails at Odana Golf Course and Elver …
Posted on Feb 10, 2006:
Outdoor Ice Rink Update - Feb. 10, 2006
Tenney Park Ice Rink will be open for skating Friday at 2p.m. The Hockey Rink will be closed and the lights will not be on. Vilas Park – the figure skating and hockey rinks will be open. The Vilas …
Posted on Feb 6, 2006:
February 6 - ice rinks remain closed
Despite the recent colder temperatures, the outdoor ice rinks remain closed. The ice conditions remain thin and hazardous at ALL of the outdoor ice rinks. If the ice conditions change, the Parks …
Posted on Jan 27, 2006:
Ice Rinks remain closed - Jan. 27
Due to the warm weather, all of the outdoor ice rinks remain closed. The ice is very thin. The public asked to keep off of the ice, and to keep their pets off.
Posted on Jan 23, 2006:
Outdoor ice rinks and ski trails remain closed - Jan 23
Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the outdoor ice rinks and ski trails remain closed.
Posted on Jan 20, 2006:
Ice Rinks closed
Due to the warm weather conditions, the outdoor ice rinks remain closed until further notice. The ice conditions are thin and dangerous and there are several locations with open water.
Posted on Jan 9, 2006:
Jan 9 - Ice Rink and Ski Trail update
All outdoor ice rinks and ski trails are closed until further notice.
Posted on Jan 6, 2006:
Jan. 6 Ice Rink and Ski Trail Conditions
Vilas and Tenney Park Ice Rinks will be open Friday at 2p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11a.m. The ice rinks will remain open as long as the ice conditions hold out. The ice rink may need to close …
Posted on Jan 3, 2006:
Jan 3 ice Rink and Ski Trail conditions
Due to the warm, rainy weather, the ice rinks and the cross country ski trails are closed until further notice.
Posted on Dec 29, 2005:
Dec. 29 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update
Due to the warmer than normal weather, the ice rinks and ski trails are in very poor condition. Elver, Vilas and Tenney Park ice rinks will be opened at 11a.m., but will close early each afternoon …
Posted on Dec 27, 2005:
Dec. 27 - ski trail and ice rink update`
Due to the warm weather, the ice rink and ski trail conditions are poor. Vilas, Elver and Tenney Park ice rinks will remain open as long as conditions allow. However, the ice rinks may close early …
Posted on Dec 22, 2005:
Decemer 22 - Ski trail and ice rink update
Ski Trail Update Due to warmer temperatures, the trails at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course are not being groomed today, however, they are open to skiers. Elver Park and Odana Golf Course will have …
Posted on Dec 20, 2005:
Ski Trail and Ice Rink update - Dec. 20
Elver Park and Vilas Park ice rinks are open. Tenney Park is not yet safe to open to the public. Parks Staff groomed the trails at Elver Park on Tuesday. They will groom the trails at Odana Golf …
Posted on Dec 19, 2005:
Ski Trail Update, Monday Dec. 19
We regret to inform the public that the track truck suffered a mechanical breakdown this morning - broken radiator. The Parks Staff will be unable to groom the ski trails until this is fixed. We …
Posted on Dec 16, 2005:
Ice Rink and Ski Trail update - Dec. 16
Ski Trail Update The trails at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course are being groomed today. Elver Park and Odana Golf Course will have ski rental available on Saturday and Sunday. The lights will be …
Posted on Dec 15, 2005:
December 15 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Updates
Ski Trail Update The trails at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course will be groomed on FRIDAY, December 16. The weather conditions are too warm to groom on Thursday. But with the overnight freezing …
Posted on Dec 13, 2005:
Recycling for Children’s Playgrounds
Sugar Island Playground is sponsoring a recycling program to fund park playground equipment in Madison’s parks. Sugar Island Playground has partnered with several retail businesses in Madison to …
Posted on Dec 9, 2005:
Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 – Ski Trail and Ice Rink Status
Ski Trails – The City of Madison Parks Division is grooming the trails at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park today. Both areas will be available for skiing. The lights will be on at Elver Park this …
Posted on Dec 8, 2005:
Thin Ice and Dangerous Conditions at Madison Ice Rinks
The Madison Parks Outdoor Ice Rink conditions continue to be unsafe for people to walk on. A thin layer of snow on top of very thin ice creates dangerous conditions. The insulation of the snow …
Posted on Dec 6, 2005:
Gift Certificates - Give the Gift of Madison’s Parks
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your 10-year grandson who loves to swim? Or your 30-year old niece who is looking to practice her golf swing? Or your 70-year old grandma who wants to try …
Posted on Dec 6, 2005:
Ski Trail and Ice Skating Conditions for Dec. 6
The Madison Parks outdoor ice rinks are not yet open. They will be open as soon as equipment can safely prepare the rinks. Ski Trail update: Staff packed a base at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course. …