Here are this week's updates:

Madison Parks & MSCR Open House

The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting and open house for Madison School & Community Recreation and Madison Parks at the new lakeside offices located at 330 E. Lakeside St. This is the site of the old Medical Building which was purchased by the City in 2019. Instead of demolishing the building, the city paid to have it remodeled and converted into office space. Madison Parks vacated their office space in the City-County building and moved into the renovated space late last year . Residents were hopeful that part of the buidling could be used by the community and that's exactly what happened as MSCR leased the remaining portion of the buidling.

The event begins with a short presentation followed by an official ribbon cutting! Then stay for the games, activities, and building tours.

4:30 pm: Short Presentation and Ribbon Cutting
Scheduled Remarks:

  • Alder Tag Evers, City of Madison, District 13  
  • Alder Isadore Knox, City of Madison, District 14
  • Maia Person, Vice President, MMSD Board of Education
  • Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, MMSD Superintendent
  • Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway

Greenbush Neighborhood Traffic Safety Public Information Meeting

You are wecome to attend a virtual discussion on traffic safety in the Greenbush Neighborhood focusing on Drake St, Mills St, and Randall Ave to be held on May 31st at 6pm. Specifically, the discussion will focus on the changes on Randall Ave to support the new Metro Transit route.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 4568 4056
Passcode: 649464

NewBridge Summer Concert @ Brittingham Park

This Friday, May 26, NewBridge will be hosting a free community concert at Brittingham Park. For more information, click here.

Violence Prevention Funds Available for Community Programs

Public Health Madison & Dane County is now accepting applications from local community organizations to receive funding that supports violence prevention efforts in Dane County. “We are taking a public health approach to tackling this complex and far-reaching issue. That means looking at things like poverty, housing inequality, and lack of social connectedness, each associated with violence. But, we can’t do it alone,” said Director of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, Aurielle Smith. Find out more:

Make Music Madison Returns This Summer, June 21st

For the 11th year in a row, the City of Madison will become a stage with hundreds of free live performances throughout the City. Make Music Madison returns the first day of summer, June 21. Coffee shops, community centers, front porches, public libraries, and park shelters will be jamming will all kinds of music that will make you want to dance! The City is thrilled to once again be supporting this event. Registration for performers and venues is open now through May 25 at Registration is free.

Free Summer Metro Bus Pass Program for MMSD Students

For the third year in a row, the City of Madison is giving every Madison Metropolitan School Districts Middle and High School student a free Metro bus pass for the summer. This summer Metro has made 7,000 passes available to MMSD students. Click here to learn more.

Spring Yard Waste Collection Now Over, but Brush Collection is Still Ongoing

The spring curbside yard waste collection is now over. Curbside pickup will resume in the fall. You should take your yard waste to a drop-off site instead at this time. However, brush collection is still ongoing and will last into September. More information about brush collection can be found at

Large Item Collection

Remember large item pickup is also different than in years past, too. Crews do not roam around looking for items the week opposite recycling. You need to fill out a work order form to get your home on our pickup schedule. When you make your work order, you set the item out on the date you choose, and collection occurs during the work week following your set-out date.

Lithium Batteries are a Fire Hazard

There has been more talk in the news about how to handle your batteries due to a disastrous fire in Columbia County at their facility that handles trash and recycling. Lithium batteries are a fire hazard if disposed of incorrectly. Please follow the guidelines spelled out on the Streets Division’s battery page to be sure you do it right

That's all for now.

Take care, stay safe, get outside and enjoy the weather!