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Brittingham Park
829 W. Washington Ave.

Hours: 4:00am - 10:00pm
Park Type: Community
Acres: 25.81
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Shoreline On: Monona Bay

Fall 2015 Brittingham Park Update:

The City of Madison in conjunction with Dane County will be completing work to make enhancements for the weed cutting and harvesting operations that occur in the summer months. The location of the enhancements will be within Brittingham Park in close proximity to the existing boat launch near the intersection of S. Brittingham Place and W. Brittingham Place.

The project will entail some minor curb work to make a 'mountable' curb head for vehicle access. A crushed stone access path will be constructed for truck traffic within the park where the weed harvesting operations will occur. The path will then be top dressed with topsoil and seed to provide a turf area while allowing for a solid base for vehicles to drive to reduce rutting. The majority of the operations will occur within an existing no-mow area so there will be minimal impacts to the existing park or park users.

Construction Schedule & Impacts

Schedule:November 2, 2015 – November 16, 2015, weather depending.

Traffic Impacts: All streets will be open to traffic. There will be some minor curb work at the corner of S. Brittingham Place and W. Brittingham Place.

Project Contacts

Engineering: Greg Fries – 267-1199

Parks Division: Janet Schmidt- 261-9688

Dane County: Kevin Connors – 244-3730

Construction Inspector: Jim Martinson – 267-1973

With its rocky shoreline hugging the banks of the Lake Monona Bay, Brittingham Park offers beautiful scenery to the central Madison area.  Its shoreline bicycle path presents park goers with the opportunity for a leisurely ride though the lengthy park, while the waterfront benches and picnic tables beckon for them to rest.  Additionally, shoreline fishing has become a popular attraction amongst park patrons, luring people of all ages to enjoy the beauty found within the park.  Furthermore, Brittingham Park comes complete with play equipment, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a reservable shelter, a historic boathouse, and bathroom facilities.  Even with of all of these amenities, this park still offers more than enough lush green grass for a game of football or frisbee, yet plenty of shade for the casual bookworm. 

The restroom facilities are are locked, only available with reservation use.

3 hour parking at all times in the parking lots. MGO 8.18(2) and (5) and Section 1.08(3)(a)

Alcohol is prohibited in this park.  For more information, see the Madison General Ordinance 8.24.

This park features a memorial to blues guitarist, Luther Allison.

Camp Randall Rowing Club operates out of the Brittingham Boat House, 601 North Shore Drive. Be sure to check their website for details on youth rowing classes, clubs as well as adult programming.

Brittingham Boats operates boat rental, lessons, classes and concessions out of the beach house, 701 W. Brittingham Place.

Brittingham Park Playground Replacement

The City of Madison will be replacing playground equipment at several locations in Brittingham Park!  New playground equipment will be installed beginning in 2015!  The City of Madison held the first public input meeting regarding the project on November  20, 2014.  Staff used input gathered from this meeting to develop two playground concepts for the Brittingham Beach Park playground that were presented at a playground meeting on January 14, 2015.  Based on input received at these meetings, Option 1 was selected for Brittingham Beach Park.  At the November and January meetings, staff also discussed a concept for a fully accessible playground to be located at a central location within the park.  Following concerns expressed both at the meetings and following it, a revised concept plan was developed for presentation at the last input meeting held on April 20, 2015. 

Brittingham Park Playground Proposed Equipment
Below is a summary of the meetings held to date, along with the exhibits that were presented at each of the public input meetings
Public Input Meeting, November 20, 2014 
Second Public Input Meeting, January 14, 2015
Third Input Meeting, April 20, 2015 Brittingham Park Second Meeting Highlights  
All questions and comments regarding the Brittingham Park Playground Replacement should be directed to Kate Kane or Mike Sturm, Landscape Architects at; (608) 261-9671 or; (608) 267-4921