National Park & Recreation Month

July is National Park & Recreation Month and we're celebrating all month long! Discover the power of play and adventure in parks. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions. During Park and Recreation Month, in collaboration with the National Recreation & Park Association, Madison Parks is challenging everyone to get their play on with your local parks! Discover your play-full side with Madison Parks! #PlayOnJuly

Get Your Play On


Play On Events

  • Free Golf Instruction Saturday

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: Yahara Hills Golf Course

    Free Instruction Saturdays at Golf Madison Parks! ~ Your Golf Madison Parks Professional Staff, and Sue Shapcott of Change Golf Instruction, are hosting “Free Instruction Saturdays” at the City of Madison Golf Courses. These one-hour classes, held from 12-1pm on scheduled Saturdays, cover topics such putting, short game, iron play, hybrids, woods, drivers as well as understanding how your swing … Read more

  • Movies with Madison Parks - Rouge One: A Star Wars Story

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:45pm to 10:45pm

    Location: Central Park

    Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE show with Madison Parks! As the sun sets, we will begin the movie. All locations will have restrooms or port a-potties provided. All are welcome! Date: Saturday, July 22 Show Time: 8:45pm Movie: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Location: Central Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St. Read more

  • 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