Current News Releases
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
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!