Current News Releases
05/26/2006 Beach Lifeguard Services at Vilas & Tenney Beaches this Weekend
The Madison Parks Division is pleased to announce that due to the predicted warm weather this holiday weekend, there will be lifeguard services at two of the Madison beaches.
05/11/2006 Forest Hill Cemetery is seeking volunteers to place small flags o
A volunteer work day is set for Saturday, May 20, at 9a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Rd.. Volunteers will be given a section of the cemetery and the flags to place on the headstones.
05/11/2006 Give Mom & your Family a summer of fun...Goodman Pool Season Pass
Special Saturday morning sale for Goodman Pool Season Passes on May 13, 2006 from 8a.m.-noon.
03/08/2006 Ice Rinks & Ski Trails - March 8, 2006
All of the outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season. The ski trails are currently open, but in poor condition. With the rain in the forecast, the trails may also close for the season later this week.
03/03/2006 Cross-country ski trails closed
Due to deteriorating snow conditions, the cross-country ski trails in the City of Madison parks are closed. As a reminder, the outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season.
02/27/2006 All Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed for the season
All of the city of Madison's outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season. The outdoor ice rink season typically ends mid to late February.
02/24/2006 Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update - February 24
Tenney and Vilas Park ice rinks will be open for skating this weekend. Vilas Park has skating only at the figure-skating rink. The lagoon and hockey rink are closed.
02/21/2006 Ice Skating and Ski Trail Update - Feb. 21
The ski trails are groomed and open at the following locations: Odana Golf Course, Elver Park, Owen Conservation Park, S.Cherokee Marsh, Monona Golf Course, and Turville Woods.
02/17/2006 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update - February 17
The ski trails at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park were groomed for both ski and skate skiing. The trails will be re-groomed again Sunday morning.
02/16/2006 Ice Rink and Ski Trail update - February 16
Due to the snow, all of the outdoor ice rinks will be closed on Thursday.
02/10/2006 Outdoor Ice Rink Update - Feb. 10, 2006
Tenney Park Ice Rink will be open for skating Friday at 2p.m. The Hockey Rink will be closed and the lights will not be on.
02/06/2006 February 6 - ice rinks remain closed
Despite the recent colder temperatures, the outdoor ice rinks remain closed. The ice conditions remain thin and hazardous at ALL of the outdoor ice rinks.