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Olbrich Park
Address:
3527 Atwood Avenue

Hours: 4:00am - 10:00pm
Park Type: Community
Acres: 66.85
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Shoreline On: Lake Monona & Starkweather Creek

Whether you are looking for a day of leisure, a picnic with your family, or just a great place to revitalize, Olbrich Park is the place to be.  Located on Madison's East side along the skirt of Lake Monona and adjacent to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Olbrich Park is one of Madison's largest lakefront parks.  With its diverse athletic facilities you are sure to enjoy a good game of soccer, volleyball, softball, or football.  Bring a team or just a friend to play on the basketball or tennis courts.  Olbrich Park has many amenities sure to interest anybody in any season.  In the summer you can soothe yourself by watching the ducks, fishing off the pier, launching your boat or just savoring the beauty of the open water.  Bring the kids for a swim at the beach or have playtime on the play equipment.  During the winter months, take time to practice your skills at the ice skating rink or bring a sled and glide down the spacious sledding hill.  The scenic skyline view of the isthmus adds serenity to an early morning jog and it adds a romantic glow to an evening stroll.  Anytime is a great time to venture to one of Madison's first established city parks, Olbrich Park.

Olbrich Park Land Use Plan

The Madison Board of Park Commissioners has placed a temporary ban on alcohol at Olbrich Park  from August 29 to October 29, 2014.

2014 - Olbrich Park playground located along Walter Street is scheduled to have new playground surfacing installed within the next few weeks.  The existing playground surfacing will be replaced with wood fiber mulch that meets the safety standards set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).  The extents of this new surfacing may differ from the existing surfacing to accommodate the playground equipment fall safety zones.
 
As part of the playground resurfacing, there will be additional improvements made to enhance accessibility and safety at the playground.  A new ADA accessible asphalt path will also be installed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, which regulates federal requirements for playground and athletic facility accessibility.  Also, new plastic border timbers will be installed to keep the new wood mulch in place and at the necessary depths to meet the CPSC fall zone requirements.  The borders will also simplify maintenance operations and increase our maintenance staff's efficiency.