Current News Releases
11/16/2007 City Golf Courses Closing
Due to the cold weather, Odana Hills Golf Course and Monona Golf Course will be closing for the season as of Monday, November 19th.
11/05/2007 Golf Season Ending
The City of Madison Parks Division announces that the golf season at Glenway and Yahara Hills Golf Courses will come to an end effective Wednesday, November 7, 2007due to cold weather.
10/02/2007 2008 Park Shelter Reservations begin Monday, October 15
The Madison Parks Staff will begin taking reservations for the 2008 season for the popular park shelters, beginning October 15 at 8:00a.m.
09/27/2007 2008 Reservations for Gates of Heaven begin Monday, Oct. 1
2008 RESERVATION RATES: WEEKEND: EACH 2 HRS $80.00 WEEKDAY: UNTIL 3 PM $62.00 AFTER 4 PM $72.00
09/21/2007 Cypress SprayPark Wins State Award
The Cypress SprayPark, Madison's first public spray park, has won the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association Park Section Design Award for 2007.
09/21/2007 Breese Stevens Field Renovation Work to Begin
Ground-breaking of Breese Stevens Field renovation and repair Monday, September 24, 2:30p.m. Meet at the East Washington Ave and Paterson Street entrance.
08/30/2007 Parks Field Conditions OK'd for Play
As the Madison area slowly dries out from recent heavy rainfalls, so do the Madison Parks playing fields. The parks and play fields are now dry enough for league play and pick-up games.
08/30/2007 Goodman Pool and Beach Lifeguard Seasons coming to an end this weekend
As the summer comes to an end, so do the Goodman Pool and Beach Season come to an end. The Goodman Pool and Madison beach season corresponds with the Madison School District's summer recess.
08/23/2007 Wet Conditions on Parks Playing Fields
Due to the wet conditions, the Madison Parks playing fields (soccer, softball, football) are not in condition to handle large numbers of people.
08/16/2007 The City of Madison Beaches Hours Change beginning Thursday, August 16
Lifeguard services hours at the four major beaches, Olbrich Park, Vilas Park, BB Clarke and Tenney Park, will be changed to 11a.m.-6p.m.
08/03/2007 Cypress SprayPark: A Popular Place to Cool Off this Summer
With the opening of the Goodman Swimming Pool just last summer, the excitement and anticipation of "wet and wild fun" hasn't cooled off yet.
08/01/2007 Madison to lose 140-year-old American Elm tree to Dutch Elm Disease
From 1958 to 1975, the City of Madison lost over 18,500 trees to Dutch Elm Disease (DED).