Wear Orange – A Rally to Call for Peace on Our Streets

Join us THIS Friday June 2nd, 5-7pm, for an event honoring #WearOrangeDay and National Gun Violence Awareness Day. This event will be raising awareness and call for an end to gun violence. There will be food, music speeches from community leaders and activities for kids. Local community organizations and resource tables will also be available to inform of work being done and ways to get involved with the ongoing fight against gun violence. Learn more about the event here, including flyers in English and Spanish!
Wear Orange Day

Free Fun Weekend in Madison Parks 

Enjoy permit-free days in Madison's parks, Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2023! No permit is required to try out a disc golf course, bring your dog to a park or access the lakes.


A daily or annual permit is typically required to play a City of Madison disc golf course. No permit required to play June 3 and 4 at the following:

  • Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.
  • Hiestand, 4302 Milwaukee St.

For more information, see Disc Golf Courses


A Dog Permit is typically required for any dog visiting a park – on-leash where allowed or an off-leash park. No permit is required on June 3 and 4 for the following:

  • Demetral, 2297 Commercial Ave.
  • North Star, 439 Milky Way
  • McCormick, 702 N. McCormick Ave.
  • Odana School, 678 S. Segoe Rd.
  • Quann, 1802 Quann-Olin Pkwy.
  • Sycamore, 4517 Sycamore Ave.
  • Walnut Grove, 202 N. Westfield Rd.
  • Warner, 2301 Sheridan Dr.

For more information, see Off-Leash Dog Parks


A daily or annual Lake Access Permit is typically required for the use of designated boat launches. No permit is required on June 3 or 4 for the following:

  • Law, 410 S. Blair St.
  • Olbrich, 3401 Atwood Ave. (Note: The launch is open during Atwood Ave. construction)
  • Olin, 1156 Olin-Turville Ct.
  • Marshall, 2101 Allen Blvd.
  • Spring Harbor, 5218 Lake Mendota Dr.
  • Tenney, 1601 Sherman Ave.
  • Warner, 1201 Woodward Dr.

For more information, see Boat Launch Parks

Make the most of this weekend, and enjoy MADISON PARKS!

Public Meetings Scheduled to Review Madison Beltline Study Draft Strategy Packages

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region is hosting two upcoming public involvement meetings for the Madison Beltline Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) Study. The meetings will provide an update on the status of the study and gather input.

During the meetings, WisDOT will review the Draft Strategy Packages assembled to address long term safety, accessibility, operational, and infrastructure concerns on approximately 20 miles of US 12/14/18/151 (Beltline) extending from US 14 (city of Middleton) to County N (town of Cottage Grove) in Dane County.

This is an invitation to attend one of the upcoming public involvement meetings where priorities for potential improvements being considered will be reviewed as well as an opportunity for project staff to gather feedback to assist in determining the potential long-term solutions for the corridor. The same material will be presented at both meetings, providing the public a choice for which meeting works best in their schedule.

The meetings will take place:

Tuesday, June 6 | 5 – 6:30pm (Presentation at 5:30 pm) | Vel Phillips Memorial High School - Wisconsin Neighborhood Center (201 S. Gammon Rd)

Wednesday, June 7 | 5 – 6:30pm (Presentation at 5:30 pm) | Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (4619 Jenewein Rd, Fitchburg)

The public plays an important role in the study process, and we encourage anyone that travels the Beltline to attend one of the two meetings to learn about the study process and provide insights and feedback.For more information, please visit the study website at: www.bit.ly/BeltlinePEL

Note: If you’re unable to attend one of these meetings, the presentation and display materials will be available for review on the project website at www.wisconsindot.gov (search Madison Beltline Study) beginning Thursday, June 8. On this page, you will be able to watch the presentation video, view the individual displays, take a short survey, and provide feedback via the comment form.

June Office Hours

Thanks to the District 16 residents (Nancy & Dan, Cheryl, LeeAnn, Peter, Steve, Frank, Mike and County Board Supervisor Jacob Wright) for coming to last week’s East Side Alder Meet & Greet. We had a great time and look forward to offering similar opportunities in the future! As promised, I’ll be holding in-person office hours Sunday June 25th, 10am-noon. Keeping convenience and illness/safety in mind, I will have my laptop and ability to meet virtually – please email me (district16@cityofmadison.com) if meeting virtually is your preference.

June Office Hrs