Camar Park Master Planning

Last Updated: 03/21/2018

Madison Parks Wants Your Help in Designing Camar Park and North Star Park Expansion!

Parks staff will be bringing design concepts based on input received from the first public meeting/planning session and survey for Camar Park to the annual meeting of the McClellan Park Neighborhood Association (MPNA) happening on:
Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30PM
Great Dane Pub Eastside (876 Jupiter Drive)

Please plan to attend the meeting to review the concepts, offer feedback on the proposed designs and add to the discussion regarding a new name for the park!

If you have questions or comments but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Kate Kate at (608) 261-9671 or at

Previous Meeting and Survey Information:

Parks staff met with the neighborhood to discuss master planning for Camar Park together with North Star Park expansion on 12/4 at City of Madison Fire Station #13.  At the session, attendees reviewed opportunities at each of the new park sites, answered questions regarding their preferences and priorities for items to include in the parks and worked as groups to place amenities on a scaled plan for the sites.

Materials from this session can be found at the links, below.  Several attendees at the session also expressed interest in the possibility of re-naming Camar Park - which can certainly be done.  The recommended method to move a candidate name forward for review and approval by the Board of Park Commissioners would be to discuss and build consensus among neighborhood residents at a neighborhood association meeting and/or via poll on Next Door (or similar) listserv.  Communicating the candidate names to District 3 Alder Amanda Hall is also recommended.  The Park Naming Policy adopted by the Board of Park Commissioners in 2009 is also included, below.

As part of the master planning process, Parks issued a survey - which was also be sent (via hardcopy) to all residents within a 1/2 mile radius of the park in early January 2018.  Results of the survey will be posted to this website, when the responses received by the due date of February 1, 2018, have been compiled.


In 2014,3.47 acres of public parkland were dedicated to the City of Madison as part of the Grandview Commons development.  This undeveloped parcel is now Camar Park but needs input from the surrounding (and rapidly growing) neighborhood regarding the specific amenities to be located at the park.

Previously developed North Star Park, located just to the south of the Camar Park parcel, was expanded by several acres in 2014 - offering new opportunities for amenities at this location as well.   With both of these exciting additions to the Madison Parks system, it is now time to master plan Camar Park and the North Star Park expansion!  The planning process for both locations will follow the City of Madison Master Plan Policy.pdf. Parks staff will hold at least two public input meetings and issue an online survey to gather input from the community on the future of the Parks. Once the Master Plans have been developed with input from the neighborhood, the plans will go to the Board of Park Commissioners for approval.