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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St #303

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 Heck’s Updates

No Memorial Day Garbage Pickup & Other News

May 23, 2019 12:52 PM

Information follows on the following:
  • No Garbage Pickup on Memorial Day
  • National Learn to Row Day on June 1, James Madison Park
  • Madison Parks News
  • Review Materials from the May 14 Bus Rapid Transit Meeting

No Streets Division Collections on Memorial Day

There will be no recycling, trash, brush, or large item collections performed by the City of Madison Streets Division on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  The Streets Division drop-off sites will also be closed. 
Madison residents who normally have their trash and recycling collected on Mondays by the Streets Division should instead place their cart(s) to the curb for pickup by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Only residents that have a Monday collection day will experience a delay in refuse and recycling pickup services. 

Residents that have their refuse and recycling collection scheduled for Tuesdays also should have their cart(s) to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on May 28. 

Residents that have a Monday and Tuesday refuse and recycling day must have their cart(s) to the curb and ready for pickup by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.  Setting out collection carts after 7:00 a.m. may result in missing the opportunity to have them emptied. Residents who set out carts after the collection trucks have serviced a neighborhood will need to wait until the next scheduled pickup day. 

Streets Division crews will be diverted from their normal tasks in order to collect refuse and recycling from the Monday and Tuesday collection areas on May 28. This means other services, such as brush and large item collection, may be temporarily delayed. 

The City of Madison drop off sites will be open the following hours

May 25, Saturday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
May 26, Sunday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
May 27, Monday Closed
May 28, Tuesday 8:30am until 8:00pm


The drop-off sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd. on the southwest side and 4602 Sycamore Av. on the east side.  The yard waste only site at 402 South Point Rd will also be open as noted above.

Additional information about all of the Streets Division's recycling and solid waste services is available at our web site


National Learn to Row Day!

8 am to 12 pm, Saturday June 1, 2019
Bernard's Boathouse, James Madison Park, 622. E. Gorham St.
Visitors will tour historic Bernard's Boathouse, learn a little rowing technique on land and, if conditions are right, hop in an 8-person rowing shell with experienced rowers for a spin on beautiful Lake Mendota. Children under 12 can't go out in a shell, but are welcome for the rest of the event. Please RSVP so we can plan for the right number of people.
Mendota Rowing Club also offers Learn to Row classes for ages 14 and up, in May, June and July. And check us out on Facebook or Instagram if you're curious about what we're up to. (like rowing in the snow!)
If you have any questions, please contact learntorow@mendotarowingclub.


Madison Parks News

3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - Fridays, May 24 and 31
Warner Park Community Recreation Center is the place! Fridays through May. Registration is free and begins at 5pm, games start at 6:30pm. Live music, food, skills clinic and prizes.  LEARN MORE 

BEACHES OPENING, LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY - beginning Saturday at select beaches
Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 BB Clarke and Vilas beaches will provide lifeguards 11am to 7pm, weather permittingOther beaches are open and unstaffed. Lifeguard season officially begins June 13 & 14. 

Madison Parks 3 splash parks will open for the season beginning at 10am on Saturday, May 25. New extended hours - 10am to 8pm at all three locations. LEARN MORE

FREE DISC GOLF DAY - Saturday, May 25
Elver and Hiestand disc golf courses are now open for the season. On Saturday, May 25 play all day for free - no permit required. LEARN MORE

BIRD & NATURE OUTINGS - Saturday & Sunday
This weekend get outdoors in nature with a free, guided walk in a park! Saturday, May 25 we'll explore Edna Taylor Conservation Park and Sunday, May 26 volunteers will lead a walk at the UW's Lakeshore Preserve. LEARN MORE 

FOREST HILL CEMETERY - reminder for the busy weekend
We anticipate Forest Hill Cemetery will have many visitors over the Memorial Day weekend. Rules and regulations were updated in 2017 and include important guidelines for decorations. LEARN MORE 

LEARN TO PICKLEBALL - Thursday, May 30
Just 3 spots remain! Learn the game of pickleball just in time for summer on Thursday, May 30. Thanks to the Madison Parks Foundation all Learn to classes are free! LEARN MORE

RIDE THE DRIVE - next Sunday, June 2 
Stroll, roll, pedal or glide at the 11th Annual Ride the Drive on Sunday, June 2 from 11am to 3pm. This free event offers fun activities, food, and more at three downtown area parks: Brittingham Park ~ Olin Park ~ Law Park. Be sure to pick up a RTD Prize Pass from any Madison Info Booth. LEARN MORE #ridethedrive 

Thanks to the generous donations of the Madison Parks Foundation and the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, scholarships are available for general pool admission, lessons and the Waves Swim & Dive Team. LEARN MORE

Thanks to Goodman's Jewelers, the first 500 kids are free to the pool on Thursday, June 13 (weather permitting). LEARN MORE

Madison Parks newsletter: Out & About summer edition with bonus park map is ready to explore! READ ALL ABOUT IT

Like us on Facebook AND Instagram! #madisonparks


Bus Rapid Transit Meeting

Review materials presented during the May 14 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Public Meeting and take a BRT survey

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