Current News Releases
10/25/2017 Department of Civil Rights and Madison Parks Open the City’s First Barrier-Free Playground
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Brittingham Park 829 West Washington Ave Madison
10/12/2017 Community Invited to Learn More about New Learning Center and Greenhouses at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Learn about the project plans for Olbrich’s first dedicated education space and new, efficient greenhouses at a public meeting/information session.
10/09/2017 City Crews Respond to Weekend Storm Damage
Madison crews were out in force Saturday night through Sunday responding to damage created by a very unexpected tornado that touched down on Madison’s Eastside Saturday evening.
09/27/2017 Allied Park Officially Opens Friday
The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new park on Madison Southside!
08/23/2017 New Park to Open on Madison's West Side
A ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the opening of a new park in Birchwood Point, on Madison’s west side.
08/21/2017 Mayor Paul Soglin’s Statement and Historical Perspective of Confederate Monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery
The focus on the Confederate monuments is the history of slavery. However, the story is bigger than that.
08/17/2017 Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Removal of Confederate Memorials
The removal of City-owned monuments to confederate soldiers in Forest Hill Cemetery has minimal or no disruption to the cemetery itself. There is no disrespect to the dead with the removal of the plaque and stone.
07/18/2017 Madison’s Disability Pride Festival to Feature New Handicap Accessible Ramp
This month’s Disability Pride Festival in Madison will feature a new 25-foot ramp, as the result of a partnership between Mobility 101, Disability Pride Madison and three City agencies.
06/30/2017 Get Your Play On in Madison Parks
July is National Park and Recreation Month and Madison Parks is celebrating all month long!
06/19/2017 Reynolds Park Sport Court Ready for Play
The City’s first modular surfacing sport court on the roof of the water utility building at Reynolds Park is now complete, lined for te
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