Current News Releases
06/14/2017 Parks Photo Contest Continues
What's your nature? With over 270 parks and thousands of acres the possibilities are endless. Is it the golf courses, dog parks, beaches, or an event? Maybe it's hiking, biking or just relaxing to enjoy the view.
06/07/2017 First 500 Kids FREE at the Goodman Pool!
Thanks to our friends at Goodman’s Jewelers, the first 500 kids are free to the Goodman Pool beginning at 12:00pm on the 2017 opening day, Friday, June 9
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!
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.