Winter Fun in Madison Parks

1/21/18 Update: ALL TRAILS ARE CLOSED. **WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE: January 12-28: www.cityofmadison.com/parks/volunteer/clothingDrive.cfm

1/21/18 UPDATE: All ice rinks are closed.

Group of people ice skating on a sunny winter day at Tenney Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

The fun in Madison Parks continues all winter season. We offer indoor and outdoor activities, snow required or snow optional activities and much more! New this year - snow mini golf at Tenney Park! We're also returning winter disc golf at Yahara Hills and indoor golf simulators inside the Odana Hills clubhouse. Because most winter activities are weather dependent please see the individual activity pages or call for the latest information.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, January 12, 2018
    3:00pm to
    Sunday, January 28, 2018
    8:00pm

    Winter Clothing Drive

    Madison Parks, in partnership with the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC), hosts a winter clothing drive each year at select warming shelters. New and gently used winter clothing such as: coats, snowpants, boots, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves may be dropped off during this special event each year. Drop-off locations include the shelters at Elver, Tenney and … Read more

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide at Tenney Park

    Skating under the stars and lights at four Madison outdoor ice rinks! We'll have music and games. These events are free to attend and all ages are welcome. Join us from 6-8pm at these dates and locations: Friday, January 19, 2018 Westmorland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd. Friday, January 26, 2018 Tenney Park, 402 Thornton Ave.* Friday, February 9, 2018 Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.* Friday, February … Read more

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Candlelight Walk at Cherokee Marsh

    Tour the marsh by candlelight, then warm up with a free hot beverage by the fire. We'll have three lighted loops - arrive anytime and go at your own pace. This event will take place with or without snow cover. Bring your own snowshoes or wear appropriate boots. Sponsored by the Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Parks.   Read more

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Learn to Winter Disc Golf

    Learn the year-round sport of disc golf at the all new Yahara Hills winter disc golf course from Professional Disc Golfer, Holly Finley! Participants are encouraged to bring their own discs, if possible. Advanced registration is required and available ONLINE or by calling (608)266-4711. Read more

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Tenney Park, February 3

    New in 2018! Enjoy nature in Tenney Park along Lake Mendota and the Yahara River Parkway bike path through the Madison Isthmus! Free, family-friendly walks at Tenney Park are held the first Saturday of each month, from 2:30-4pm and begin at the Tenney Beach parking lot, 1300 Sherman Avenue. Co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society, … Read more

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
    3:00pm to 8:00pm

    Daddy / Daughter Dance

    One night. Two dances. Hundreds of memories. Register today to join the party! This event is perfect for daughters aged 4-13. Dress up and celebrate the night on Saturday, February 3 at Warner Park Community Recreation Center.  Where: Warner Park Community Recreation CenterWhen: Saturday, February 3, 2018Times: 3:00-5:00pm and 6:00-8:00pmRegister: ONLINE or by phone (608)266-4711Cost: … Read more

  • Sunday, February 4, 2018
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Learn to Cross-Country Ski

    1/4/18: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THIS EVENT IS FULL.Madison Parks and Madison Winter Fest are partnering for a this FREE* cross-country skiing workshop. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing with a ski instructor. Experienced skiers from Madison Nordic Ski Club will teach and demonstrate all the basic skiing skills needed for beginners and novice skiers to get started in the sport. This class … Read more

  • Sunday, February 4, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Cherokee Marsh, February 4

    Only Maples for Syrup? Join Alex Singer for a guided walk at Cherokee Marsh North Cherokee Marsh is Madison’s largest conservation park. Explore beautiful trails through the woodlands, wetlands and restored prairies along the Yahara ‘Catfish’ River. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon Society. Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking lot at the end of … Read more

  • Friday, February 9, 2018
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Learn to Snowshoe with REI

    Madison Parks & REI are partnering to bring you a fun activity to get outside and enjoy the snow! Hiking in snow can be a bit challenging at times. By learning the proper way to snowshoe it can make your winter hikes much more enjoyable! An experienced instructor from REI will lead this event and provide the proper knowledge to snowshoe on your own. You will be fit for the proper sized … Read more

  • Friday, February 9, 2018
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide at Elver Park

    Skating under the stars and lights at four Madison outdoor ice rinks! We'll have music and games. These events are free to attend and all ages are welcome. Join us from 6-8pm at these dates and locations: Friday, January 19, 2018 Westmorland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd. Friday, January 26, 2018 Tenney Park, 402 Thornton Ave.* Friday, February 9, 2018 Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.* Friday, February … Read more

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Owen, February 10

    Explore Owen Conservation Parks on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice Age kettle and along restored prairies with beautiful vistas on this high point overlooking the west side of Madison. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society and Owen Conservation Park supporters. Free, family-friendly guided nature walks at Owen Conservation Park are held on … Read more

  • Sunday, February 11, 2018
    1:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing - Turville Point, February 11

    Winter Adaptation with Kathlean Wolf. Follow rolling hiking paths through the Turville Point woodlands and prairie with beautiful vistas of Lake Monona and Monona Bay. Walks at Turville Point held on the 2nd Sunday every month are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners, Madison Parks, Friends of Olin Turville and Madison Audubon Society. Meet at the Turville parking lot from John Nolen … Read more

  • Friday, February 16, 2018
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide at Vilas Park

    Skating under the stars and lights at four Madison outdoor ice rinks! We'll have music and games. These events are free to attend and all ages are welcome. Join us from 6-8pm at these dates and locations: Friday, January 19, 2018 Westmorland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd. Friday, January 26, 2018 Tenney Park, 402 Thornton Ave.* Friday, February 9, 2018 Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.* Friday, February … Read more

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018
    2:00pm to 7:00pm

    Golf Madison Parks Tee Off Party

    We're teeing off the 2018 golf season with a party and you're invited! Meet the pros, win prizes and purchase your discounted Season Pass and Loyalty Card at this one day event! Try your luck in a Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive contest on our full swing golf simulators to try to win a free foursome with carts and lunch for everyone in your group! There are prizes for both Men's and … Read more