Reger (George) Park
|Address:||201 Oak St.|
|Hours:||4:00am - 10:00pm|
Park HistoryThis park was renamed from Oak Street Park in 1985 to honor the memory of George H. Reger (1911-1984), a prominent political and labor leader in the Madison Area. Reger was one of the early organizers of the Dane County Democratic Party. From 1952 to 1966 he served as an alder of the old Seventh Ward on Madison's east side. He also served as Dane County Democratic Chairman in 1962 and was elected President of the United Steelworkers, Local 1404, in the same year. Reger was elected to the Dane County Board in 1972 and served until 1976.
At this Park
With more than 175 playgrounds throughout Madison, you are never too far from a playground. According to the Trust for Public Land, Madison ranks #1 in the nation for the number of playgrounds available. The traditional swings and slides are always an option, as are new play elements and fully accessible playgrounds.
PLAYGROUNDS FOR EVERYONE
Through the Madison Parks Foundation initiative, Madison Parks offers all-inclusive playgrounds in Brittingham Park and Elver Park, opening in 2019. The Foundation has a goal of 5 fully accessible playgrounds.
PLAYGROUND REPLACEMENTS: HOW AND WHENView all Playgrounds
Madison Parks is responsible for maintaining more than 175 playgrounds and began a system-wide replacement initiative in 2013. With current staff and funding resources, replacements are scheduled to continue through 2033. Playgrounds are routinely inspected to assess the equipment's conditions and repair any safety concerns. Based on the age of the equipment and current conditions, each is given an audit score. The number of playgrounds replaced each year is based on budget allocations, staffing resources, and using the current playground audit score for prioritization.
REPLACEMENT PROCESS: NEIGHBORHOOD INPUT
At the start of the replacement process, notices are sent to the District Alder, neighborhood association representatives, and surrounding residential addresses. Information is also posted to the project website. Generally, two public meetings are held to review surfacing and equipment options and make final selections.
If you have questions about a specific playground or see something broken, please let us know.
Reger (George) Park - Playground