National Park & Recreation Month

It’s Game On at your local parks! We’re celebrating National Park & Recreation Month with Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) and the National Recreation and Park Association by highlighting all of the great ways to play and have fun with us this July. Park and recreation services are vital for our communities — from protecting open space and natural resources, to helping fight obesity and providing activities and resources for all walks of life — Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value parks and recreation brings to communities.

National Park & Recreation Month

 

Events

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Monday, July 1, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Brittingham Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Haen Family Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • Dinner & A Swim

    Friday, July 5, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: Goodman Pool


    Make plans for Dinner & A Swim with Magic 98  at the Goodman Pool!  What's Dinner & A Swim? It's free admission to the Goodman Pool - SWIM and a selection of tasty food cart options for your DINNER (and possibly dessert!) to purchase. Plus prizes and entertainment by Magic 98. FOOD CARTS CONFIRMED (as of 04/18/19): Pots N Tots - flavored tater tots & sandwiches, breaded chicken wings, … Read more

  • Free Golf Instruction Saturday - Odana Hills

    Saturday, July 6, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: Odana Hills Golf Course


    Free Instruction Saturday at Golf Madison Parks! ~ Your Golf Madison Parks Professional Staff and Sue Shapcott of Change Golf Instruction are hosting “Free Instruction Saturdays” at the City of Madison Golf Courses. These one-hour classes, held from 12-1pm on scheduled Saturdays, cover topics such as putting, short game, iron play, hybrids, woods, drivers as well as understanding how your swing … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Tenney Park, July 6

    Saturday, July 6, 2019, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: Tenney Beach


    Special Pontoon Outing with MSCR ~ Enjoy nature in Tenney Park along Lake Mendota and the Yahara River Parkway bike path through the Madison Isthmus! Free, family-friendly walks at Tenney Park are held the first Saturday of each month, from 2:30-4pm and begin at the Tenney Beach parking lot, 1300 Sherman Avenue. Co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks, Madison Audubon … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Cherokee Marsh, July 7

    Sunday, July 7, 2019, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Location: Cherokee Marsh - North Unit


    Let's Look for Frogs with Nelson Eisman ~ Cherokee Marsh is Madison’s largest conservation park. Explore beautiful trails through the woodlands, wetlands and restored prairies along the Yahara ‘Catfish’ River. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon Society. Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking lot at the end of the gravel entrance road. Free, … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Monday, July 8, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Brittingham Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August.  Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Haen Family Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • Conservation Park Tour - Edna Taylor

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: Edna Taylor Conservation Park


    Tucked in the southeast corner of Madison, this hidden gem is part of an important urban natural area. A glacial drumlin rising above a broad ribbon of marsh forms the backbone of this southeast Madison Park.  On-going projects are oak savanna and wetland restorations.  Nearby Glendale School and Aldo Leopold Nature Center use the park extensively for environmental education.  Conservation Park … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Reindahl (Amund) Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Owen Conservation, July 13

    Saturday, July 13, 2019, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Location: Owen Conservation Park


    Plants of the Prairie with Jeff Steele ~  Explore Owen Conservation Parks on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice Age kettle and along restored prairies with beautiful vistas on this high point overlooking the west side of Madison. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society and Owen Conservation Park supporters. Free, family-friendly guided nature … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Turville Point, July 14

    Sunday, July 14, 2019, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Location: Turville Point


    Take a relaxing family and kid-friendly walk with her to let go of our daily hectic lives and constant connection to technology. Enjoy the healing power of nature and life around you along beautiful winding paths through the Oak openings, restored prairie areas and scenic Lake Monona shoreline at Turville Point Conservation Park.  Follow rolling hiking paths through the Turville Point woodlands … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Monday, July 15, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Brittingham Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August.  Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Haen Family Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Reindahl (Amund) Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Starkweather Creek area, July 20

    Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: Goodman Community Center


    Water Critters with Lance Green ~  Outings in the Starkweather Creek area begin 10:00am at the Goodman Community Center, unless noted otherwise and are held the 3rd Saturday of every month, year-round. Outings include nature walks, canoe/kayak adventures, bicycling tours and more, and are sponsored by the Madison Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks, Goodman Community Center, Madison Audubon … Read more

  • Free Golf Instruction Saturday - Yahara Hills

    Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: Yahara Hills Golf Course


    Free Instruction Saturday at Golf Madison Parks! ~ Your Golf Madison Parks Professional Staff and Sue Shapcott of Change Golf Instruction are hosting “Free Instruction Saturdays” at the City of Madison Golf Courses. These one-hour classes, held from 12-1pm on scheduled Saturdays, cover topics such as putting, short game, iron play, hybrids, woods, drivers as well as understanding how your swing … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Warner Park, July 21

    Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Location: Warner Park


    Enjoy an informal family and kid-friendly nature walk around the scenic Warner Pond lagoon and across Castle Creek to discover the wetlands, woods and prairie in the Wild Side of Warner Park and the birds and other creatures that call it home! Walks at Warner Park held on the 3rd Sunday every month are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners Wild Warner and Madison Audubon. Free, family … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Monday, July 22, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Brittingham Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August.  Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Haen Family Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Reindahl (Amund) Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, July 27

    Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center


    Crane Talks with Hannah Jones, International Crane Foundation ~  Join a naturalist for an easy family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society, and Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Walks through the Edna Taylor Conservation Park are held on the … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Monday, July 29, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Brittingham Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August.  Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more

  • A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Haen Family Park


    Madison Parks and Madison Public Library bring you A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience at three parks June through August. Anji play is an educational philosophy centered on self-determined play, created by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, Director of Early Education in Anji County, China. This approach is based on five pillars: Love, Risk, Joy, Engagement and Reflection. Enjoy free, child-led play in the … Read more