Date & Time: 
Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

Carts in Parks kick off the season with food carts in parks throughout the city on Sunday, July 25. See below for the park locations, times and delicious foods to enjoy from local carts. 

Earlier announced, the City of Madison was awarded a $50,000 Street for Pandemic Response and Recovery grant through the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies ( ), as part of their commitment to providing short-term funding and technical assistance to cities to help them adapt streets in service of communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Madison is one of 10 cities across North America to be selected to participate in this second round of grants from NACTO and Bloomberg Philanthropies. To see a list of other cities in this grant cohort visit NACTO.

The City of Madison is excited to announce the launch of the Carts in Parks Vending Pilot Program this summer into fall! This program will provide daily food cart vending in 20 parks around Madison, support community-driven micro vending markets, reduce the barriers to vending in city parks, provided greater food access, and enhance our community gathering spaces.

SCHEDULE: Sunday, July 25, 2021 (updated 07/21/2021)
Brittingham Park: Pancho's Tacos - 11am to 2pm
Goodman Pool: Sabor Queretano - 3:30pm to 7pm
McPike Park: Cultura Cali - 11am to 7pm
McPike Park: Cool Mode Ice Cream Truck 7pm to 10pm
Olin Park: Quick Chef - 11am to 2pm
Penn Park - LCC Plaza Community Market 10am to 3pm
Rennebohm Park: Jakarta Barbecue Station – 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 7pm
Sandburg Park: Quick Chef - 3pm to 7pm
Vilas Park: Jakarta Barbecue Station - 11am to 2pm

See the full schedule and upcoming locations.


Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: No

Last Updated : 07/22/2021
Agency: Parks