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Alder Arvina Martin

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Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

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Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Martin’s Blog

Playground Workshop, 10/18

October 1, 2018 2:54 PM

Good afternoon! The following message is from Kathleen Kane, Landscape Architect for the Madison Parks Department: 

The 2019 Playgrounds – Group 1 workshop for Doncaster, Lucia Crest, Segoe, William Slater and Walnut Grove Parks is scheduled for October 18th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Sequoya Library (4340 Tokay Blvd).

Notices will be posted in each park and over 2,300 postcards will be sent this week to area residents (typically those residing within a ¼ mile radius of each park) announcing the meeting.

This is the first of two input sessions for each playground replacement and, if you're unable to attend the first workshop, staff meeting notes will be posted to the Parks Division website afterward. I'm in the process of finalizing the second meeting dates and will have this information available at the workshop.

If residents are interested in raising additional funds for their playground, the Madison Parks Foundation is a 501(3)c organization that works with the Parks Division in allocating donations to specific park projects.  Please note, the Foundation is primarily a fiduciary agent for donations, they do not organize or lead capitol campaigns for park improvement projects.

With a goal of system-wide equity in mind, Parks is limiting the amount of fundraising to 10% of the project equipment budget – which would be an amount just over $3,000 for a neighborhood playground replacement if the full fundraising goal is met.  Amounts raised in excess of the fundraising limit can be directed to parks-system wide improvements.

Madison Parks Foundation website:

Madison Parks

While we will discuss fundraising in greater depth at the workshop we generally ask residents to notify Parks of their anticipated fund raising goal (not receipt of funds – just an understanding of intent) approximately two weeks after the first workshop so the proposed designs can be adjusted accordingly.  Since this timeframe can feel tight especially for neighborhoods that will need to get the effort underway from the ground up – we want to offer this early 'heads up'.

Please let me know if you have questions at this time.



Kathleen Kane, PLA CPSI

Landscape Architect

Parks Division, City of Madison

City-County Building, Room 104

210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Madison, WI  53703

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