The City of Madison Parks Division held two public meetings in the summer of 2008 inviting comments on the master plan. This planning process looks at all of Olbrich Park and contiguous land such as Starkweather Creek and O. B. Sherry Park. Alternative plans will be presented that were developed from public comments at the two public meetings.
On December 10, 2008, the Board of Park Commissions heard the staff recommendation for the Master Plan and further public comments. The Park Commission decided to refer a decision on the Master Plan until the March 2009 meeting. The Parks Division encourages participants in all park activities to come and voice their interest in the future development, redevelopment, and restoration of different areas of the park.