Welcome to Carpenter-Ridgeway Neighborhood Association

Last update Thursday, November 16, 2023

Neighborhood Contacts || Neighborhood Association Meetings || Profile, Statistics and Indicators || Neighborhood Communications || Plans and Publications || Governmental Officials || Facilities and Services ||

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person(s): Alyssa Rice, carpenterridgeway@gmail.com
Bonnie Melahn, ettak7@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Zoom
Date: Second Tuesday of the month.
Time: 6 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: On July 10th, 1996, the Carpenter-Ridgeway Neighborhood Association was established, and in years since, it has become one of the most recognized, involved, and respected neighborhood associations in the City of Madison. Some of the many accomplishments include; new walking trails, a bikepath, rain garden and prairie, Starkweather Creek bank restoration and a new park. The neighborhood is home to a drumlin created by glaciers more than 17,000 years ago. In 1876 the neighborhood consisted of corn, barley, hay & tobacco fields. There were a significant number of oak trees along what is now Ridgeway Avenue. Some of these mighty oaks still stand today. Carpenter-Ridgeway Neighborhood is often described as “City Living with a Country Feel”.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Anderson Street on the north, Wright Street/N. Fair Oaks Avenue on the east, Aberg Avenue on the south, and Packers Avenue on the west
Neighborhood Statistics Indicators: The Neighborhood Indicators Project is a demonstration of key characteristics and various indicators that relate to the quality of life in Madison at the neighborhood level. Basic neighborhood information as well as housing, public safety, health and family well-being, economic, and transportation indicators by neighborhood is available.
Neighborhood Events: Two General Neighborhood Meetings (March & September), Earth Day activities and clean-up of the park and gardens (April), Food and School supply drives, Neighborhood picnic in August, and the Ale Asylum Event (mid-winter), is a “Share the Love”, personal care items drive.

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Carpenter/Ridgeway Quarterly
Web Page: None

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Carpenter-Ridgeway-Sycamore-Truax Neighborhood Plan (June 5, 2001)
Historic Districts: None
TIF Districts: None
Urban Design Districts: Urban Design District 4: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(11)

Urban Design District 5: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(12)

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson:
Dane County Supervisor:
State Representative:
State Senator:

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers East Madison Community Center (8 Straubel Court), Salvation Army Community Center (3030 Darbo Drive)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #8 (3945 Lein Road)
Library: Hawthorne Branch (2707 East Washington Avenue)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Bridges Golf Course, Carpenter-Ridgeway Park, MATC-Truax (gym, swimming pool, weight room and athletic fields), Reindahl Park, Starkweather bike path, Walking Woods Way Walking Trails
Police Districts:
Polling Place:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 12
Hawthorne Elementary School (3344 Concord Ave)
Middle School Attendance Area 220
O'Keeffe Middle School (510 S Thornton Ave)
High School Attendance Area 141
East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)