Current News Releases
06/20/2019 Access area lakes for free Saturday, June 22
Madison Parks, in partnership with Dane County and the City of Monona are providing free access to boaters on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
06/20/2019 Community engagement for Vilas Park master planning process beginning next week
Madison Parks with a consultant team led by MSA Professional Services is planning for the future of Vilas (Henry) Park and needs the community’s input! What do you love most about Vilas Park? What would you change?
06/14/2019 Help monarchs, kick off ‘National Pollinator Week’
National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. This is a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.
06/14/2019 Try out Dog Parks in Dane County for FREE on June 15!
Dane County Parks, Madison Parks, Middleton and Sun Prairie are offering a permit-free dog park day on Saturday, June 15 for all licensed dogs.
06/12/2019 Goodman Pool opening for the season Thursday, June 13
Thanks to Goodman's Jewelers the first 500 kids will receive FREE ADMISSION to the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Pool beginning at noon on Thursday, June 13.
05/29/2019 Ride the Drive 2019 – this Sunday!
The tradition of a free event, promoting a healthy, active lifestyle continues at the11th annual Ride the Drive on Sunday, June 2 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
05/24/2019 Beaches and Splash Parks Opening
Beginning Saturday at 10:00am, all three Madison Parks splash parks are open for the season. Each is open with new extended hours for this year – 10:00am to 8:00pm.
- 05/22/2019 Play Madison and Dane County Park Disc Golf Courses for FREE on May 25!
05/01/2019 Goodman Pool Scholarships Available
Goodman Pool is a place for everyone. Thanks to the generous donations of the Madison Parks Foundation and the Irwin A. and Robert D.
04/24/2019 Earth Day Challenge - Saturday, April 27
For over 20 years, Madison Parks and the City of Madison have hosted the Earth Day Challenge honoring Earth Day and re
04/23/2019 Olbrich expansion, greenhouse addition moves forward
The City’s expansion project with Olbrich Botanical Gardens moved forward after crews poured part of the future learning center foundation Tuesday morning.
03/08/2019 Winter Recreation Shelters Closing for the Season
Winter recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to take advantage of these last days to enjoy concessions and equipment rentals at the Madison Parks staffed winter shelters.