Welcome to Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association

Last update Monday, May 1, 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): Diego Saenz, president@dmna.org
Lisa Grueneberg, comm@dmna.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Zoom or Wingra School Library
Address: 718 Gilmore Street
Date: First Wednesday of month
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Who hasn't heard of Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood? One of Madison's most desirable, trendy, and hip places to live is an understatement. The Monroe Street corridor is scaled to pedestrians with neighborhood shops (coffee, ice cream, ethnic dining) in historic storefronts. Cozy, two-story homes with front porches line the quiet residential streets. Downtown Madison, University of Wisconsin, and the hospitals are within a 1-2 mile radius of the neighborhood making it an ideal location to live for academic staff and students to families with young families to young professionals. An afternoon boating on Lake Wingra, walking along the paths in the University of Wisconsin-Arboretum, rollerblading on the Southwest Bike Path, or walking to your favorite restaurant are only a few features that make this older neighborhood a fun place to live.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Southwest Commuter Path on the north, Edgewood Avenue on the east, Lake Wingra on the south, Odana Road 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: Annual Meeting (Spring), Solstice Bonfires, Park Work Days (ongoing), Bike Path Workdays (ongoing), Moonlight Paddles on Lake Wingra, Monroe Street Festival, July 4 Children's Parade, Snow Sculpture Contest (winter)

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Hornblower
Lisa Grueneberg, comm@dmna.org
Carol Kantor, hornblower@dmna.org
Web Page: http://www.dmna.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Campus Next Door: A Preliminary Plan for the Winga Park and University Heights-Higland Park Neighborhoods, December 1965
Monroe Street Commercial District Plan (March 27, 2007)
Publications: -Exploring the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood, 1999

-Past & Present: A History of the DMN Association (1998)

-Draft Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Plan (1998)

-Insiders Guide to the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood (1992)

-Walking and Biking Through the Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood (1979)
Historic Districts: West Lawn Heights National Register Historic District (1998): Roughly bounded by Regent Street on the north, North Spooner Street on the east, Southwest Bicycle Path on the south, and properties abutting Virginia Terrace on the west.
TIF Districts: None
Urban Design Districts: None

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

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Neighborhood House (29 S. Mills Street), Monroe Street Fine Arts Center (1732 W Lawn Ave.)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #4 (1437 Monroe Street), Fire Station #9 (201 North Midvale Boulevard)
Library: Monroe Street Branch (1705 Monroe Street), Sequoya Branch (513 South Midvale Boulevard)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Dudgeon School Park, Glenwood Children's Park, Glenway Golf Course, Henry Vilas Park, Beach and Zoo, Hillington Green, Tillitson Greenway, Wingra Park
Police Districts:
Polling Place:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 23
Thoreau Elementary School (3870 Nakoma Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 203
Cherokee Heights Middle School (4301 Cherokee Dr)
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)