|Address:||202 S. Ingersoll St.|
|Hours:||4:00am - 10:00pm|
This nearly 10-acre park, formerly known as Central Park, was officially renamed in April 2018 at a dedication ceremony honoring longtime East High School principal, Milton McPike. Mr. McPike served the Madison community as a leader, an educator and an inspiration to all who met him. Through the campaign efforts of the Madison Parks Foundation, and unanimous approval of the Madison Parks Board of Park Commissioners, the City honors his legacy with the naming of McPike Park.
The park features a restroom building (open seasonally) and Madison's first skatepark, which opened in September 2015. The park is host to numerous festivals and events including a weekly farmers' market spring through fall. For more information on reserving this park, visit Special Events.
Central Park Master Plan was completed and approved in 2011.
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
Open public restrooms are listed below. All portable restrooms are accessible.
Year-Round Restrooms - open daily, from approximately 10am to 8pm.
- Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park - North
- Elver Park enclosed shelter
- Owen Conservation Park
- Tenney Park at the John Wall Family Pavilion
- Warner Park Boat Launch
Most restrooms are seasonally open daily from approximately 10am to 8pm. Locations and dates vary. Typically season restrooms open no later than the first Saturday on or after April 20 and remain open into October. Beach restrooms are also open daily, approx. 10am to 8pm from May 27 through September 4, 2023.
Once winter recreation begins, in addition to the year-round locations, Vilas and portable restrooms are provided in select winter recreation locations, once the amenity is open for the winter season. Please check Winter Fun for the status of winter recreation at a specific park. View all Restrooms
The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Skatepark at McPike Park is free and open daily during regular park hours - 4am to 10pm. Lighting is scheduled from dusk until 10pm from April 15 to October 15.
Skateboards, in-line skates, and roller skates are allowed. Before visiting, please review the SKATEPARK RULES.History of the Skatepark at McPike Park
Skateboarding options expanded in 2021 with the addition of the all-wheel spot at Warner Park
Aldo Leopold Park
The pump track is typically used with a mountain-type bike and could also be used by skateboarding. See Aldo Leopold Park.
Please report any damage or debris to the Skatepark surfaces to the Parks Division at 608-235-0448. View all Skate Parks
Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Skatepark at McPike Park