Lake Monona Waterfront Springs Closer to Reality


Madison Parks is pleased to announce Madison Common Council approved the Lake Monona Waterfront Master Plan! The Council's adoption of the plan sets a new community vision for one of the city's foremost public lakefronts. The master plan is the result of decades of public advocacy and support. Through the efforts of volunteers, community leaders, stakeholder groups, area residents, and design professionals, the master plan seeks to transform the Lake Monona shore into an activity-rich signature park. The intent is to create a welcoming, environmentally focused lakeshore that embodies the character and values of the city. The Council's adoption of the master plan marks a major milestone in realizing a new vision for the Lake Monona shore for decades to come.

The adopted master plan allows City agencies to explore outside funding resources to realize the goals conveyed in the plan. With the support of the Friends of Nolen Waterfront, a private, non-profit advocacy group focused on promoting and developing the Lake Monona Waterfront as a signature civic park, Madison Parks anticipates the first phase of implementation to focus on the Community Causeway between Monona Bay and Lake Monona. Plan implementation will depend on securing support from outside funding, including federal, state, and private contributions. Further community engagement will occur during the design development of the Community Causeway. Please watch for future announcements this summer on opportunities to participate in realizing the exciting first phase of the Lake Monona Waterfront.

See Lake Monona Waterfront Project to learn more. 

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