Current News Releases
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.
07/18/2017 Madison’s Disability Pride Festival to Feature New Handicap Accessible Ramp
This month’s Disability Pride Festival in Madison will feature a new 25-foot ramp, as the result of a partnership between Mobility 101, Disability Pride Madison and three City agencies.
06/30/2017 Get Your Play On in Madison Parks
July is National Park and Recreation Month and Madison Parks is celebrating all month long!
06/19/2017 Reynolds Park Sport Court Ready for Play
The City’s first modular surfacing sport court on the roof of the water utility building at Reynolds Park is now complete, lined for te