Current News Releases
04/12/2007 11th Annual Earth Day Challenge Park Clean up
Help in celebrating Madison's 11th Annual Earth Day Challenge by cleaning up local parks and beautifying this amazing city.
04/11/2007 Parks Athletic Fields Off Limits until snowy, wet conditions improve
Due to today's snow, and predicted warm temperatures later this week and weekend, the conditions on the Madison Parks athletic fields will be very wet and in poor condition for play.
04/03/2007 Starkweather Creek Public Tour, April 14
The next public tour of Starkweather Creek is April 14 (raindate of April 15). The follow-up public meeting is scheduled for April 26.
03/29/2007 Some Park Restrooms Open
Parks maintenance staff annually has the parks restrooms and drinking fountains open to the public by mid-April. The process of charging up these facilities that are not 'winter-proof' takes several weeks.
03/27/2007 All Four City of Madison Golf Courses Open, Wednesday March 28
Glenway, Monona, Odana Hills and Yahara Hills EAST golf courses will all open for the season on Wednesday, March 28. Yahara Hills West is still too wet to open and will be checked on a daily basis.
03/23/2007 Cypress SprayPark Groundbreaking, March 28, 1:15p.m.
Schedule details Ground-breaking event with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and students from Lincoln Elementary, Wednesday, March 28 at 1:15p.m. Near corner of Cypress Way and Hughes Place.
03/22/2007 Monona Golf Course to open for the season on Friday
Get out your clubs - it's time for golf! Monona Golf Course will open for the season on Friday, March 23. To book a tee time, please call 266-4736.
03/12/2007 Ski Trails and Ice Rinks Closed
Due to the warm temperatures, all ice rinks and all ski trails are closed.
03/09/2007 Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update
All ice rinks are closed for the season. Ski Trails: Parks staff intends to open Elver Shelter and Odana Golf Course for ski rental this weekend. But warm weather and rain may result in early closings.
03/08/2007 12th Annual Dog Park Spring cleanup on Saturday, March 31
Dog owners, don't forget! Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. - noon is the 12th annual Volunteer Spring Cleanup day at area Dog Exercise Parks, rain or shine!
03/06/2007 Goodman Pool now accepting swimming lesson registration
Give yourself peace of mind this summer: teach your child to swim! Goodman Pool offers the nationally acclaimed American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.
03/06/2007 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update
All ice rinks are closed for the season.