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 Drive a Pontoon Boat presented by Madison Parks Foundation

    Monday, June 25, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: Marshall Park


    UPDATE 6/21/18: BOTH CLASSES ARE FULL. WAITLIST MAY BE AVAILABLE. The experts at Madison Boats will lead this introductory class. Participants will learn to be their own captain through this overview of boater's safety and hands-on operation of a 24" pontoon boat. Navigate around obstacles and back to the pier. We are offering two sessions, each one hour. When registering, you will need to … Read more

  • Learn to Standup Paddleboard (SUP) presented by Madison Parks Foundation

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: Marshall Park


    The experts at Madison Boats will lead this introductory class. Participants will be assigned to small groups to receive instruction and learn about the equipment and paddling technique - on land.Then, it's to the water, where you'll be able to try out your new skills. Children ages 5 and older are welcome with an adult. Standup paddleboards, paddles, bouys, and personal flotation devices are … Read more

  • Learn to Standup Paddleboard Polo presented by MPF

    Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: Brittingham Boats, Brittingham Park Beach


    The experts at Madison Boats will lead this free and fun class. Groups of 3 or 4 people will be assigned to a team. After an overview of the game and rules, and brief demo, teams will play against one another. Games can be started every 20 minutes. Children ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Standup paddleboards, paddles, polo court, scoreboard, and personal flotation devices are … Read more

  • Learn to Standup Paddleboard Polo presented by MPF

    Friday, July 20, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: Marshall Park


    The experts at Madison Boats will lead this free and fun class. Groups of 3 or 4 people will be assigned to a team. After an overview of the game and rules, and brief demo, teams will play against one another. Games can be started every 20 minutes. Children ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Standup paddleboards, paddles, polo court, scoreboard, and personal flotation devices are … Read more

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