Learn To... Series

Madison Parks offers demonstrations of various activities within our parks. Most of these workshops are free and all are designed to introduce beginners of all ages to some of the many recreational opportunities available in our city parks in all seasons. Madison community experts will present demonstrations on topics including birding, disc golf, boating, fitness, and more! Please note: all workshops are weather dependent and may be canceled or rescheduled.

Most of the "Learn to" workshops are free to attend. Advanced registration is required for all classes. Visit the specific class description below for more information and instructions on how to register.


  • Learn to Pickleball at Garner Park

    Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: Garner Park

    Learn the increasingly popular game of pickleball at the first courts in Madison dedicated solely to the sport. Pickleball consists of either two players (singles) or four (doubles). Put your badminton, ping pong and tennis skills to the test in this fun combination of the three! Pickleball will keep you moving the whole game through. The rules are simple and coordination is the key to success. … Read more

  • Learn to Stargaze - Rennebohm Park

    Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: Rennebohm Park

    Join our partners from UW Space Place in this FREE Learn to Stargaze workshop. The evening begins with a short program on what is visible in the current sky presented by UW Space Place followed by, weather permitting, a view of the constellations and plants with the use of provided telescopes. Advanced registration required and available online. Read more

Please note that all of the "Learn to" series events are weather dependent and may be canceled or rescheduled.