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

    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: Worthington Park


    Water Critters and Water Quality with Lance Green ~ Join Starkweather advocate Lance Green for a free, fun, family and kid friendly walk along Starkweather Creek in the heart of Madison's East Side just off East Washington Avenue. Keeping our creeks and lakes clean and healthy is important to all of us from the tiniest to the largest.  Come and help Lance dip water samples along the creek and … 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


    Explore New Tree Plantings with Tim Nelson ~ Madison Parks and the Wild Warner friends group help plant new trees at Warner Park such as native Oaks that add beauty and provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife. Take a walk with Master Naturalist Tim Nelson to look at trees planted in the last 5 years and see how they are doing.  Learn about some long term goals for nature restoration in … 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

  • Game On! Presented by MSCR and Madison Parks

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

    Location: Garner Park


    Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month with Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) and Madison Parks with an evening of FREE activities! • Expert Pickleballers Jerry & Roxie will provide free instruction on pickleball court #1  • Fit2Go Van • Lawn Games • Basketball • Vintage Tabletop Games • Spikeball • Kubb • Family Yoga •  Sidewalk Chalk • Yoga Flow • Kite flying • Volleyball • … 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


    What is an Oak Savanna? with Jeff Steele ~ Join Master Naturalist Jeff Steele at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and explore easy hiking trails through the historic oak openings at Edna Taylor Conservation Park.  Oak savannas were the predominate landscape in southern Wisconsin history.  Learn how this occurred and changed over time, why these oak ecosystems are important, and how they are being … Read more

  • Glow Ball Golf Scramble

    Location: golf, glow ball scramble, golf tournament, park & rec month


    Play in the 2nd annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament at Odana Hills Golf Course on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 Dinner and Registration: 6:00 pm Shotgun Start: 8:30 pm  Golf Course: Odana Hills, 4635 Odana Road Cost: $60/player 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