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Madison Parks is offering demonstrations of various outdoor activities. These free workshops are designed for beginners of all ages in order to introduce some of the many recreational opportunities available in our city parks in all seasons. Madison community experts will present demonstrations on topics including birding, disc golf, boating, fitness, and more!

You do not need to register in advance - just drop in!!


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, 6-7 pm

Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014, 6-7 pm

Goodman Library, 2222 S. Park St.

Most dog bites are committed by family dogs or other familiar dogs known to the child. Doggone Safe is a non-profit organization dedicated to dog bite prevention through education and dog bite victim support. Doggone Safe presents the "Be a Tree" bite prevention program designed for school age children. This program focuses on how to read dog body language and how to act safely around their own dog, other familiar dogs, and strange dogs. Doggone safe will NOT be using any dogs in this presentation and discourages anyone from bringing dogs to this program.

  • Dog Bite Prevention Education:
    • Doggone Safe, non-profit organization
    • "Be a Tree" dog bite prevention program


... Ice Skate!

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1-2 pm

Vilas Park, 1602 Vilas Park Dr.

Never have the opportunity to learn how to ice skate? Or, just looking for a refresher course to get back your form? The Learn to Ice Skate workshop is the perfect introduction to basic information about how to choose the proper equipment and the proper form and techniques of ice skating. Hosted by Madison Parks, you will be treated to basic instruction and demos and the chance to practice on your own! Bring your own skates or rent them at the shelter on a first come-basis. All ages and experience levels welcome.

Please note that all of the "Learn to" series events are weather dependent and may be canceled or rescheduled.
Learn to Prevent Dog Bites
Learn to Ice Skate