|Address:||202 S. Ingersoll St.|
|Hours:||4:00am - 10:00pm|
The concept of a large urban park located along the East Isthmus rail corridor originated with local neighborhood groups interested in revitalizing an area of post-industrial brownfi elds. Discussions for a park on this site began in the early 1970s. The Urban Open Space Foundation (UOSF) championed this idea for several years, developing a plan for a grand 25-acre Central Park. Despite public enthusiasm following an extensive public process and some success at fund raising, progress eventually stalled on the project.
In 2007, the Common Council established the Central Park Design and Implementation Task Force (Task Force) to determine the need for and feasibility of such a park and chart a path forward. This report summarizes our efforts and recommendations to the Common Council for the expeditious creation of this park.
The Central Park phase 1A developed the larger lawn portions was completed in 2014. Madison's first skatepark, located at the end of Few Street, opened in September 2015.
On a chilly afternoon in April 2018, longtime East High School principal Milton McPike was honored in a dedication ceremony officially renaming the park.
At this Park
Madison Parks are a unique blend of active recreation and passive recreation spaces. Open Fields are just that - open, not pre-designed as a softball diamond, or football field. These open fields are available in these parks to spark your imagination, play a game of tag, or follow the leader - or anything you can think of! Enjoy your parks!View all Open Fields
McPike Park - Open Field Games
The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Skatepark at McPike Park
- Summer: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm with evening lighting
- Spring/Fall: 8:00 am to dusk (hours may vary and may include limited evening lighting)*
- Winter: Closed
Free and open to the public for skateboards, in-line skates, and roller skates. Before visiting, please review the SKATEPARK RULES.*PLEASE NOTE: Ice, freezing temps and/or snow in the spring or fall will close the skate park.
History of the Skatepark at McPike Park
Please report any damage or debris to the Skatepark surfaces to the Parks Division at 608-235-0448.
SKATEBOARDING ADDITIONS: Skateboarding options expanded in 2021 with the additions of the all-wheel spot at Warner Park and the pump track at Aldo Leopold Park.View all Skate Parks
Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Skatepark at McPike Park