Current News Releases
06/06/2017 City works with REAP Food Group, Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison Parks, Public Health Madison & Dane County to provide free summer meal sites.
An innovative partnership is addressing food insecurity for children and families in Madison again this summer.
05/25/2017 Parks in Madison Ranks in Nation’s Top 10
Madison scored among the nation’s top cities for parks yet again - moving up to 9th place in the latest ranking by the Trust for Public Land!
05/10/2017 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Allied Park
We’re breaking ground on a new park and you’re invited!
05/03/2017 FUN FREE DAYS in Madison Parks!
Permits are typically required to access disc golf courses, dog parks and the lake. Madison Parks is offering permit-free days!
05/03/2017 Arbor Week Celebration
Join the City of Madison, Madison Parks Forestry and the Madison Canopy Street Trees in an Arbor Week Celebration!
04/26/2017 Ride the Drive 2017 Announced
Madison Parks is excited to announce the date and route of this year’s Ride the Drive. Join us Sunday, July 16 from 10:00am to 2:00pm!
01/23/2017 Madison's First Charity Disc Golf Tournament
Madison Parks and Glide Disc Golf along with partners Innova announce Madison's First Charity Disc Golf Tournament happening Sunday, January 29.
12/28/2016 Madison Parks Receives Gift of Conservation Land
Jo Ann and recently departed Lloyd Bitzer were married for 63 years. During their years together, they built a home on land in the Town of Verona on Shady Oak Lane.
12/21/2016 Winter Fun Begins in Madison Parks!
Just in time for winter break – warming shelters at Elver, Tenney and Vilas will be open early and close late throughout the school break, including holidays!
11/23/2016 Winter Disc Golf Arriving Soon!
You asked. We listened! Winter Disc Golf is arriving at Madison Parks.
11/14/2016 Inaugural Madison Parks Calendar Debuts for 2017
The first Madison Parks calendar debuted in November and features 13 original photographs. Each month provides a brief narrative about park projects, events, programs or initiatives.
11/09/2016 Local Urban Logs Available in Online Auction
Ever wonder what happens to the dead or dying tree or the tree damaged by the storm after they are removed? For a limited time, Madison Parks is offering local, urban wood logs in an online auction.