The City of Madison Parks Division has 13 beaches, 10 of which have lifeguard services. The Public Health Department monitors the daily condition of the beaches. Please be sure to check Public Health Madison & Dane County Beach Conditions for daily closings and conditions.
The 2012 end of season schedule: Neighborhood Beaches last day is August 19. The Regional Beaches (BB Clarke, Vilas, Tenney & Olbrich) will be open until August 26, then again on Labor Day weekend.
Reminder to all beach and park patrons: Please DO NOT feed waterfowl. There is a strong correlation between waterfowl populations and beach closings due to high bacteria counts. Feeding them only encourages them to stay near the beaches. Also, dogs are not allowed at any of the Madison beaches. Dogs are only allowed in designated dog parks.