Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood Association

Last update Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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): Dan Collins, President@theena.org
Kristy Bark, secretary@theena.org

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Pinney Library
Address: 516 Cottage Grove Road
Date: First Wednesday of the Month
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The Elvehjem Neighborhood is a walkable and bikeable 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. An All-Wheel Spot, a place for skateboards, razor scooters, pedal bikes, etc. is planned for later 2024 replacing the old tennis courts. Droster Park and Acewood Park further enhance the neighborhood. Acewood Park contains young children’s play area, 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 pharmacy, vet clinic, gas station, hair salon, 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 1,750 households receive quarterly 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 usually enjoyed by over 200 attendees. We have a Community Garden each year and a monthly book club. The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association has been active since 1968.
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: Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Celebration,Community Resource Fair, Halloween Bonfires, Turkey Trot, Holiday in the Park

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Elvehjem Echo (All content and advertising due the 15th of the month prior to publication.)
Dan Collins, president@theENA.org
Pete Schramm, Pete@theena.org
Web Page: theena.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:
Dane County Supervisor:
State Representative:
State Senator:

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:
Polling Place:
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)