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Every year thousands of hours are donated to support our community’s parks by volunteers. Madison Parks and the Madison Parks Foundation host an annual volunteer recognition banquet honoring the work of these volunteers in the park system. Each year, organizations and individuals are presented with awards that showcase their on-going commitment to the continued beautification of Madison’s parks.

The 2014 Madison Parks Volunteer Banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

The Spirit of Service award is presented to an individual who has shown passion and dedication to the care, enhancement, or advocacy a park or the City of Madison Parks Division. The nominee should demonstrate the following: extraordinary commitment to Madison Parks, positive attitudes and actions, and efforts to engage others to support Madison Parks. Through his/her service, this volunteer significantly contributes to the betterment of our parks and the community.


For nomination to be eligible the volunteer must meet the following criteria:

  • Volunteered for at least a year
  • Volunteered over 20 hours during the year


Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. If you know an individual or group who you think should be celebrated for their dedication and service, fill out and submit the Spirit of Service Award nomination form.

Nomination forms for the 2014 Spirit of Service Awards are due by March 7, 2014.

Each year we present awards at our annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet to honor and showcase our dedicated volunteers and partners.

2013 Award Winners

2012 Award Winners

2011 Award Winners

2010 Award Winners

2009 Award Winners