Welcome to Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association

Last update Friday, May 31, 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): Ryan McCormick, president@tenneylapham.org
William Ochowicz, willochowicz@gmail.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Dynamic
Date: Second Thursday of the Month (unless otherwise announced)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: The Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood, located on Madison’s east isthmus, offers the charm and vitality that only a traditional city neighborhood can provide. Residents can work, shop, and play all within a short walk from any home in this historic, central city location. It is a neighborhood that strives to maintain a diverse population, a variety of housing opportunities, and a high quality of living for all of its residents. It doesn’t matter if you are a child, a teenager, a college student, a young single, a family just starting out or with kids at East High, or a senior citizen ­ Tenney-Lapham is a great place to live. Most of the many fine homes in the largely residential Tenney-Lapham neighborhood date from the turn of the century. Local factors behind the growth in this area included the creation of Tenney Park between 1899 and 1910 and the growth of the Fuller and Johnson Company at the corner of East Washington Avenue and North Dickinson Street. These resulted in a rich legacy of both small and large homes, including those found in the Sherman Avenue Historic District. Accessibility to Lake Mendota and the Yahara River for water activities and the linkage to the bike system provides a wide range of recreational and transportation opportunities. Three city parks, James Madison, Reynolds and Tenney, along with the Yahara River Parkway, provide a variety of resources, such as beaches, sailboard and boat rentals, an ice skating rink, volleyball and tennis courts. The economic heart of the neighborhood is the East Johnson Business District, where people can shop for groceries, do their laundry, get a haircut, buy flowers, antiques, framing, wines and spirits, and more.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Lake Mendota on the north, Yahara River on the east, East Washington Avenue on the south, North Blair Street 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 Art Walk, Earth Day Cleanup, Fall Annual Meeting-Taste of Tenney, Party in the Park

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: The Birdge
The Bridge, TLNA Newsletter, tenneylapham.comm@gmail.com
TLNA President, president@tenneylapham.org
Web Page: https://tenneylapham.org

Plans and Publications
City Plans: East Washington Avenue BUILD Capitol Gateway Corridor Plan (February 5, 2008)
East Washington Avenue BUILD Plan Project Website
Yahara River Parkway Master Plan (July 7, 1998)
Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Plan Update (February 5, 2008)
Tenney-Lapham-Old Market Place Neighborhood Plan and Brochure (June 6, 1995)
Isthmus Area Traffic Redirection Study (March 25, 1980)
East Corridors: A Preliminary Plan for the Tenney Park and Marquette Neighborhoods (May 1967)
Publications: -Madison Magazine: Great Neighborhoods (August 2009)

-Madison Alternate Parade of Homes: Old Market Place Neighborhood (June 1, 2003)

-Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood: A Walking Tour, 1997

-Old Market Place: A Historic Walking Tour, 1991

-The Tenney-Lapham/Old Market Place Neighborhoods: Background Information and Student Task Force Reports, May 1994
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

-Tenney–Lapham Neighborhood Strategy (April 15, 1980)

Historic Districts: -East Dayton National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by East Dayton Street on the north, North Blount Street on the east, East Mifflin Street on the south, and rear property yards on the west. Includes 120, 118, 114 North Blount Street and 647 East Dayton Street.

-Fourth Lake Ridge National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by Lake Mendota on the north, Brearly Street on the east, East Gorham Street on the south, and Bulter Street on the west.

-Sherman Avenue National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by Lake Mendota on the north, Marston on the east, Sherman Avenue on the south, and North Brearly on the west.

-East Wilson Street National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by Railroad Street on the north, South Blount Street on the east, East Wilson Street on the south, and South Hancock Street on the west. Includes 402-522 East Wilson Street and 133
TIF Districts: -Tax Incremental Financing District 36 (Capitol Gateway) Plan and Map
Urban Design Districts: Urban Design District 4: Madison General Ordinance Chapter 33.24(11)

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

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers
Fire Stations: Fire Station #3 (1217 Williamson Street)
Library: Central Library (201 West Mifflin Street), Hawthorne Branch (2707 East Washington Avenue)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Breese Stevens Field, Burr Jones Field, Giddings Open Space, Filene Park, Lapham Elementary School Playground, Reynold's Field, Tenney Park, Beach, and Boat Storage, Yahara Parkway
Police Districts:
Polling Place:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 16
Lapham Elementary School (1045 E Dayton St)
Marquette Elementary School (1501 Jenifer St)
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)