Current News Releases
01/17/2018 Ride the Drive 2018 Announced
The tradition continues! Madison Parks is pleased to bring Ride the Drive back for its 10th year! Stroll, roll, pedal or glide to three downtown area parks on
12/21/2017 Pennsylvania Park Proposals Presentation
The opportunity to commission art for Pennsylvania Park evolved out of an extensive Neighborhood Planning Process in which enhancing the parks and green space emerged as a top priority.
12/15/2017 Master Planning Process Begins for James Madison Park
The history of James Madison Park dates back to the 1830s as just a square of land on Lake Mendota. While swimmers enjoyed the access to the lake, the park offered no other facilities.
12/06/2017 Golf Madison Parks Closed for 2017; Open for Play in 2018
All City of Madison golf courses are now closed for the 2017 season. Odana Hills Golf Course, for the second time in history, offered an extended season into December.
11/27/2017 Pennsylvania Park Public Art Project Finalists Announced
On Monday, December 4, the three nationally recognized artists/teams will meet with staff, stakeholders, and the broader community as part of the public art selection process for Pennsylvania Park at 1915 E Johnson St.
10/25/2017 Department of Civil Rights and Madison Parks Open the City’s First Barrier-Free Playground
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Brittingham Park 829 West Washington Ave Madison
10/12/2017 Community Invited to Learn More about New Learning Center and Greenhouses at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Learn about the project plans for Olbrich’s first dedicated education space and new, efficient greenhouses at a public meeting/information session.
10/09/2017 City Crews Respond to Weekend Storm Damage
Madison crews were out in force Saturday night through Sunday responding to damage created by a very unexpected tornado that touched down on Madison’s Eastside Saturday evening.
09/27/2017 Allied Park Officially Opens Friday
The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new park on Madison Southside!
08/23/2017 New Park to Open on Madison's West Side
A ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the opening of a new park in Birchwood Point, on Madison’s west side.
08/21/2017 Mayor Paul Soglin’s Statement and Historical Perspective of Confederate Monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery
The focus on the Confederate monuments is the history of slavery. However, the story is bigger than that.
08/17/2017 Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Removal of Confederate Memorials
The removal of City-owned monuments to confederate soldiers in Forest Hill Cemetery has minimal or no disruption to the cemetery itself. There is no disrespect to the dead with the removal of the plaque and stone.