Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood Association

Last update Monday, August 24, 2020

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): ENA Board, enaboard@elvehjemneighborhood.org
Charles Donaldson, president@elvehjemneighborhood.org, vicepresident@elvehjemneighborhood.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Eastside Great Dane
Address: 876 Jupiter Dr
Date: First Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The Elvehjem Neighborhood is a walkable and bikable community with a mix of ages, housing, and lifestyles. It is centered around the Elvehjem Elementary School, which is within walking distance of all homes and features a boundless playground for children of all abilities built with the help of a devoted group of parents, volunteers, and businesses. The school borders Elvehjem Park and several acres of conservatory forest. The park has a large reservable shelter, and the conservatory is made up of a mature hardwood forest and prairie. Droster Park and Acewood Park further enhance the neighborhood. Acewood Park contains a natural kettle pond and an extension of the Capital City Bike Path, connecting Cottage Grove Road to Buckeye Road. Many services are available at the edge of the neighborhood, such as a grocery store, pharmacy, vet clinic, gas station, bakery, and restaurants. The Elvehjem Neighborhood is represented by a very active association and dedicated volunteers who work hard to build community. Our mission is to promote and improve our neighborhood community, provide a forum for neighborhood communication, and offer opportunities for social interaction. All 1,749 households receive bi-monthly newsletters via postal mail or e-mail, have access to our website and Facebook page, and can sign up for e-mail notices. Our biggest event is the Fourth of July Celebration where the morning starts with a bang at our Firecracker 5K/2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run, followed by the bike parade, picnic, games, bounce houses, raffle, and silent auction enjoyed by over 200 attendees. We have a Community Garden each year and a monthly book club. The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association has been active for over 50 years.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Cottage Grove Road on the north, I-90 on the east, East Buckeye Road on the south, Stoughton 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: Easter Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Picnic, Halloween Bonfire, Turkey Trot 5K Run/2 Mile Walk, Holiday in the Park

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Elvehjem Echo (All content and advertising due the 15th of the month prior to publication.)
Dan Collins, newsletter@elvehjemneighborhood.org
Web Page: http://www.elvehjemneighborhood.org/

Plans and Publications
City Plans: Stoughton Road Revitalization Project Plan (June 3, 2008)
Stoughton Road Revitalization Project Summary
Cottage Grove Road Activity Centers Plan (October 5, 2017)
Historic Districts: None
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 39 (Stoughton Road) Plan and Map
Urban Design Districts: None

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Michael Tierney, Aldermanic District 16 - Ward 5
Michael Tierney, Aldermanic District 16 - Ward 6
Dane County Supervisor: Jamie Kuhn, Supervisory District 16 - Ward 5
Jamie Kuhn, Supervisory District 16 - Ward 6
State Representative: Melissa Sargent, Assembly District 48 - Ward 5
Melissa Sargent, Assembly District 48 - Ward 6
State Senator: Mark Miller, Senate District 16 - Ward 5
Mark Miller, Senate District 16 - Ward 6

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers
Fire Stations: Fire Station #5 (4418 Cottage Grove Road)
Library: Pinney Branch (516 Cottage Grove Road)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Acewood Open Space, Acewood Park, Droster Park, Elvehjem Elementary School playground, Elvejhem Park, Elvehjem Sanctuary
Police Districts: East District, Capt. Thomas Snyder, 211 S Carroll St., Neighborhood Officers
Polling Place: Ward 5, Elvehjem Elementary, 5106 Academy Dr
Ward 6, Elvehjem Elementary, 5106 Academy Dr
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 1
Allis Elementary School (4201 Buckeye Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 242
Sennett Middle School (502 Pflaum Rd)
High School Attendance Area 142
LaFollette High School (702 Pflaum Rd)