Current News Releases

  • 01/23/2007 Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update

    Ski Trails - Elver Park and Odana Golf Course trails were groomed and the tracks were set today. The lights will be on at Elver Park. Tracks were also set today at Turville Woods.

  • 01/22/2007 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update

    Outdoor Ice Rinks - All of the outdoor ice rinks will remain closed due to thin ice. Tenney Park is particularly dangerous with many holes and soft spots. Tenney Lagoon water is over 10 feet deep.

  • 01/19/2007 Ice Rink and Skiing Update

    Outdoor Ice Rinks - All of the outdoor ice rinks will remain closed due to thin ice. Tenney Park is particularly dangerous with many holes and soft spots. Tenney Lagoon water is over 10 feet deep.

  • 01/19/2007 Volunteers Needed for Winter Work Day on Cherokee Marsh

    The City of Madison Parks Division is seeking volunteers who enjoy work outdoors to help with the on-going Cherokee Marsh Restoration project.

  • 01/18/2007 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update

    Ski Trails - Snow is packed and tracks set at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course. Lights will be on at Elver Park. Conditions are good for skate-skiing, and fair for track-skiing.

  • 01/16/2007 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update

    Ski Trails - Snow will be packed and tracks set at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course. Lights will be on at Elver Park. Conditions are good for skate-skiing, and fair for track-skiing.

  • 01/15/2007 Ski Trails and Ice Rink Update

    The ski trails were rolled to pack a base on Monday morning. More snow is needed to groom tracks. Current conditions are fair. The ice rinks remain closed due to dangerously thin ice.

  • 01/11/2007 Outdoor Ice Rinks not safe for skating

    The outdoor ice rinks all still have open water and are unsafe. There needs to be at least 10 days to 2 weeks of below freezing temperatures for safe skating conditions.

  • 01/03/2007 B.L.A.S.T. Program Begins February 4

    Get Set to Get Wet! The City of Madison Parks Division is pleased to announce its BLAST program for lifeguard training at the Goodman Pool!

  • 12/14/2006 Last minute Holiday Gifts available at Madison Parks Division

    · Madison Parks Gift Certificates

  • 12/11/2006 Ice rinks closed due to warm weather

    Monday, Dec. 11 The Madison Parks ice rinks are all closed due to warm weather and deteroriating ice conditions.

  • 12/10/2006 Ice rinks open on Sunday

    Tenney, Elver and Vilas Parks ice rinks will open on Sunday morning at 11a.m. The scheduled hours are 11a.m. - 9:30p.m.