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 Log Roll

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Wingra Park


    Are you seeking a fun, unique activity this summer? This could be the event for you! Learn to Log Roll, presented by Madison Log Rolling will provide FREE basic training and let you try our your abilities on Lake Wingra. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Advanced registration requested. Register ONLINE or by phone (608)266-4711 Read more

  • Learn to Backpack - Marshall Park

    Sunday, July 30, 2017, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: Marshall Park


    We're partnering with outdoor experts, REI, to take the mystery out of backpacking! This FREE, Learn to workshop will provide an overview of planning, prepping and packing. You'll learn how to choose a pack, and which clothing and footwear is best for each type of adventure. This class is perfect for those who have never backpacked previously. Participants will be able to sample Mountain House … Read more

  • Learn to Skateboard at Central Park

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Central Park


    Learn to skateboard with Freedom Skate Shop and Madison Parks! This event is FREE to attend. Advanced registration is required. Register ONLINE or by calling (608)266-4711. Participants must bring their own skateboard and safety equipment. No equipment will be supplied. Read more

  • Learn to Camp and Prepare for Your Outdoor Adventure

    Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: Brittingham Park


    Just in time for fall camping! We're partnering with outdoor experts, REI to educate you on camping essentials, trip planning, cooler weather clothing and gear suggestions, safety precautions, local resources and more! We'll even have a campfire with s'mores to complete this adventure. The workshop is free to attend and advanced registration is requested. Register ONLINE or by phone … Read more

  • Learn to Stargaze - James Madison Park

    Monday, September 18, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: James Madison Park


    Join our partners from UW Space Place in this FREE Learn to Stargaze workshop. Advanced registration required and available online. 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. 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.