James Madison Park Master Plan

Last Updated: 07/26/2018


What do you love most about James Madison Park?
What are your dreams for improvements?
What are your concerns?
How can James Madison Park best serve our community as Madison grows and changes?

In 2013, the City of Madison funded the James Madison Park Shelter Building Condition Assessment and Study.  As part of that process, the neighborhood identified the need to master plan James Madison Park.  The City of Madison Parks Division invites community members to join us in exploring these questions and more during the James Madison Park master plan and shelter design process. The updated James Madison Park master plan will be used as a guide for future development of this iconic park and the existing shelter.  To ensure that the updated master plan and shelter design accurately reflect community needs, concerns and priorities, the City is implementing a robust public engagement effort focused on generating feedback from diverse segments of the community. As part of the design process, the project team conducted interviews with park users, focus groups, and stakeholders; distributed an online community survey and comment cards; and hosted the below community meetings.

Check out the following background data and engagement data!

James Madison Park Historical Chronology
2018 Public Engagement Benchmark Progress Report
Lake Hydraulic Data

Community Kickoff Meeting: Master Plan and Shelter Design - Thanks everyone who came to the meeting!  Great turn out!
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.

Download Materials from Meeting
PowerPoint Presentation
Display Boards

James Madison PARKitecture Workshop with Hip-Hop Architecture Camp Founder Michael Ford - Thanks everyone who came to the meeting!  Great turn out!
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018
The BUBBLER @ Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.

Community Developed Plans

Design Concepts Workshop: Draft Master Plan & Park Shelter
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Monday, May 14, 2018
Gates of Heaven, 302 E. Gorham St.

PowerPoint Presentation
    - Option A
    - Option B
    - Option C
Concept Comparison Chart
Group Design Exercise
Meeting Notes

James Madison Park Draft Master Plan Final Presentation
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Monday, September 24, 2018
Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham St.

Spanish and Hmong translators will be at each meeting.
En cada reunión habrá intérpretes de español y hmong.
Yuav muaj neeg txhais lus Mev thiab lus Hmoob hauv txhua lub rooj sib tham.
To request alternate materials or any additional accommodations needed to participate, please contact Sarah Lerner at slerner@cityofmadison.com

How can you help?

If you are part of a community organization or institution, please help us by printing, posting and sharing this flyer so that we may reach as many members of our diverse community as possible!
Community Meeting Poster