Olbrich Park

Olbrich Park
Address: 3527 Atwood Ave.
Hours: 4:00am - 10:00pm
Park Type: Community
Acres: 66.85
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Shoreline On: Lake Monona & Starkweather Creek

Park Details

Whether you are looking for a day of leisure, a picnic with your family, or just a great place to revitalize, Olbrich Park is the place to be.  Located on Madison's East side along the skirt of Lake Monona and adjacent to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Olbrich Park is one of Madison's largest lakefront parks.  With its diverse athletic facilities you are sure to enjoy a good game of soccer, volleyball, softball, or football.  Bring a team or just a friend to play on the basketball or tennis courts.  Olbrich Park has many amenities sure to interest anybody in any season.  In the summer you can soothe yourself by watching the ducks, fishing off the pier, launching your boat or just savoring the beauty of the open water.  Bring the kids for a swim at the beach or have playtime on the play equipment.  During the winter months, take time to practice your skills at the ice skating rink or bring a sled and glide down the spacious sledding hill.  The scenic skyline view of the isthmus adds serenity to an early morning jog and it adds a romantic glow to an evening stroll.  Anytime is a great time to venture to one of Madison's first established city parks, Olbrich Park.

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.

Olbrich Park At a Glance


Park Highlights

Biergarten Proposal Status
Madison Parks welcomes input from the community on determining the best path to ensure our quality parks systems evolves in a way that is embraced by the community.  There has been a lot of input and questions.  The documents below provide an overview of the proposal process and an attempt to answer many of the questions.

Background Information
Anticipated Public Input Timeline 2017
City of Madison Parks Division Q & A
BKM Proposal Website
Agreement (available on Legistar with the Common Council February 7, 2017 agenda)


At this Park