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! #DiscoverJuly

A LIFETIME OF DISCOVERY

 

Events

  • Canceled: Learn to Standup Paddleboard Polo presented by MPF

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

    Location: Marshall Park


    7/19/18 Update: Due to the predicted weather, this event is canceled and will not be rescheduled. 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 … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Starkweather Creek area, July 21

    Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: Goodman Community Center


    Water Critters with Lance Green ~  Outings in the Starkweather Creek area begin 10:00am at the Goodman Community Center, unless noted otherwise and are held the 3rd Saturday of every month, year-round. Outings include nature walks, canoe/kayak adventures, bicycling tours and more, and are sponsored by the Madison Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks, Goodman Community Center, Madison Audubon … Read more

  • Free Golf Instruction Saturdays

    Saturday, July 21, 2018, 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 - Kubo and the Two Strings

    Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:30pm to 10:15pm

    Location: Peace (Elizabeth Link) Park


    Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the free show. Presenting Movies with Madison Parks in partnership with Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID), we're bringing movies to Peace Park! As the sun sets, make plans to enjoy Summer in Your City! #DiscoverJuly DATE: Saturday, July 21, 2018TIME: 8:30pmLOCATION: Peace Park, 452 State StreetMOVIE: Kubo and the Two Strings  MOVIE … Read more

  • Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Monday, July 23, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Brittingham Park


    Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase … Read more

  • Movies with Madison Parks - Coco

    Monday, July 23, 2018, 8:30pm to 10:15pm

    Location: Warner Park


    Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE show with Madison Parks! In partnership with the City of Madison's Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRT) we are presenting free movies at parks throughout the city!  As the sun sets, we will begin the movie. All are welcome!  #DiscoverJulyDATE: Monday, July 23, 2018TIME: 8:30pmLOCATION: Warner Park, 2930 N. Sherman Avenue (Sherman Ave at … Read more

  • West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Haen Family Park


    Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase … Read more

  • East Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

    Thursday, July 26, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Reindahl (Amund) Park


    Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase … Read more

  • Movies with Madison Parks - Coco

    Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:30pm to 10:15pm

    Location: Owl Creek Park


    Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE show with Madison Parks! In partnership with the City of Madison's Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRT) we are presenting free movies at parks throughout the city!  As the sun sets, we will begin the movie. All are welcome!  #DiscoverJuly DATE: Thursday, July 26, 2018TIME: 8:30pmLOCATION: Owl Creek Park, 23 Horned Owl CourtMOVIE: Coco MOVIE … Read more

  • Dinner & A Swim

    Friday, July 27, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: Goodman Pool


    Make plans for Dinner & A Swim with Magic 98 at the Goodman Pool!  What's Dinner & A Swim? It's free admission to the Goodman Pool - SWIM and a selection of tasty food cart options for your DINNER (and possibly dessert!) to purchase. Plus prizes and entertainment by Magic 98. #DiscoverJuly Food Carts: Pots N Tots Jakarta Cafe Kona Ice Admission to the pool is free during this event: 6:00 to … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, July 28

    Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center


    Summer in Full Swing with Tara Van Dollen ~ Discover and explore what is most active in nature during the peak of summer a guided walk beginning at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and continuing through the Edna Taylor Conservation Park.  Join a naturalist for an easy family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature … Read more

  • Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Monday, July 30, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Brittingham Park


    Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase … Read more

  • Movies with Madison Parks - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 8:30pm to 10:15pm

    Location: Hammersley Park


    Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE show with Madison Parks! In partnership with the City of Madison's Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRT) we are presenting free movies at parks throughout the city!  As the sun sets, we will begin the movie. All are welcome!  #DiscoverJuly DATE: Tuesday, July 31, 2018TIME: 8:30pmLOCATION: Hammersley Park,  6114 Hammersley RoadMOVIE: Jumanji: Welcome … Read more