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Burrows Park
25 Burrows Rd.

Hours: 4:00am - 10:00pm
Park Type: Neighborhood
Acres: 10.56
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Shoreline On: Lake Mendota

The land was bequeathed to the Madison Park and Pleasure Association in 1909 by one of its active members, George B. Burrows (1832-1909). The lake shore area was filled to its present level by dredging the lake bottom. Until 1913 an on-site nursery housed trees and shrubs used in park programs. Along with park development, Burrows' civic interests included serving as State Senator, and later Assemblyman from Madison.