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Penn Park

Penn Park
Address: 2101 Fisher St.
Hours: 4:00am - 10:00pm
Park Type: Neighborhood
Acres: 7.35
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes

Park Details

On Madison's south side, Penn Park is home to the Southside Raiders Football Club and Southside Raiders Cheerleading Squad.  Penn Park, located across the street from the Boys and Girls Club features a large playground, gaga ball pit, lighted futsal court and basketball courts with seating, and a restroom/concession building. 

Alcohol is prohibited in this park.  For more information, see the Madison General Ordinance 8.24. In order to have alcohol in this park, you must have an alcohol permit, which may be obtained through the Parks Administrative Office.

  • 3-hour parking at all times in the parking lot. MGO 8.18(2) and (5) and Section 1.08(3)(a)
  • The parking lot at Penn Park is closed during the winter season.

Park Highlights

Futsal Court

Madison opened its first futsal mini-pitch court in Penn Park in the spring of 2024. Futsal is a soccer-based game played typically with 5 players per team on a small hard court with a low-bounce ball. 

futsal court with people kicking balls to goal

Gaga Ball Pit 

Several years ago a park visitor suggested we install a gaga pit. Quite honestly this was the first we'd heard of the game. But with a little research and talented and resourceful staff, Madison installed Gaga Ball in Penn and Olbrich parks! It's a BYOB - bring your own ball and similar to dodgeball but with a little less force! Perfect for children. Give it a try and let us know what you think! Learn more about the game and rules

gaga at penn

At this Park