Current News Releases
03/08/2019 Winter Recreation Shelters Closing for the Season
Winter recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to take advantage of these last days to enjoy concessions and equipment rentals at the Madison Parks staffed winter shelters.
02/06/2019 Skate Cinema at Tenney Park
Join us Saturday, February 9 for ice skating and a movie at Skate Cinema!
01/29/2019 All Madison Parks Facilities Closed January 30-31
In the interest of public safety, all Madison Parks ice rinks and ski trails are CLOSED Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. In addition, Warner Park Community Recreation Center and Olbrich Botanical Gardens wi
01/28/2019 Madison Parks Open Monday for Winter Fun
Thanks to the winter weather Madison Parks is open for winter fun. We are open early at Elver and Vilas shelters today - Monday, January 28. All cross-country ski trails are open.
11/26/2018 Sandbag Collection Ending for 2018
Residents should not place additional sandbags to the curb for pickup at this time. The deadline to place sandbags to the curb for pickup was November 25.
10/29/2018 Madison Parks Hosts Volunteer Beach Cleanup Event
Flood waters are receding leaving behind trash, debris, seaweed and more.
10/24/2018 Sandbag Disposal & Collection
Residents with sandbags have four options on how to manage them, including curbside collection that will begin on October 29.
09/13/2018 Dedication Ceremony Set for the New Accessible Pier at Vilas Park
The City of Madison, the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin (BTC), the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Madison Parks invite the public to a dedication ceremony at 1:00pm on Friday, September 14
09/11/2018 Invest in Our Community - City of Madison Community Bonds
The City of Madison is selling community bonds* from Oct. 3 – Oct. 9, 2018!
08/30/2018 City of Madison Flooding Update-Thursday, August 30, 2018
In an effort to manage the water level on Lake Mendota, the flow of water through the Tenney dam has been increased.
08/29/2018 City of Madison Flooding Update - Wednesday, 8/29
We are incredibly fortunate that, although we had a severe weather forecast for our area last night, the majority of the rain went to the north and south of Madison. That meant that although there were some minor lane clo
08/29/2018 Bike Path Closure-Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Brittingham Park bike path is being closed immediately along North Shore Drive between Bedford Street and John Nolen Drive near Brittingham Park because of critical construction work.