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.

Thanks to the Madison Parks Foundation, all 2018 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.

Madison Parks Foundation
  • Learn to Skateboard presented by Madison Parks Foundation

    Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: McPike Park


    Freedom Skate Shop will lead this free class! Learn the overall mechanics and parts of the skateboard, and how they operate. You'll also receive basic skills instruction on how to ride and operate a skateboard - and then test our your new skills at the Skatepark at McPike Park (formerly Central Park).  Participants are expected to bring their own board and helmet (required). Additional pads are … Read more

  • Learn to Disc Golf presented by Madison Parks Foundation

    Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: Hiestand Park


    Interested in learning to play Disc Golf? Have a friend who you’d like to introduce to the game? In conjunction with Free Disc Golf Day at Madison Parks, come out to Hiestand Park for our free Learn to Disc Golf event! Madison Parks is partnering with Mad City Disc Golf to bring you this free workshop. Participants will receive high quality instruction to help improve your long and short disc … Read more

  • Learn to Pickleball presented by Madison Parks Foundation

    Thursday, June 7, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    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

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