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Fall 2015 Brittingham Park Update:
The City of Madison in conjunction with Dane County will be completing work to make enhancements for the weed cutting and harvesting operations that occur in the summer months. The location of the enhancements will be within Brittingham Park in close proximity to the existing boat launch near the intersection of S. Brittingham Place and W. Brittingham Place.
The project will entail some minor curb work to make a 'mountable' curb head for vehicle access. A crushed stone access path will be constructed for truck traffic within the park where the weed harvesting operations will occur. The path will then be top dressed with topsoil and seed to provide a turf area while allowing for a solid base for vehicles to drive to reduce rutting. The majority of the operations will occur within an existing no-mow area so there will be minimal impacts to the existing park or park users.
Construction Schedule & Impacts
Schedule:November 2, 2015 – November 16, 2015, weather depending.
Traffic Impacts: All streets will be open to traffic. There will be some minor curb work at the corner of S. Brittingham Place and W. Brittingham Place.
Engineering: Greg Fries – 267-1199
Parks Division: Janet Schmidt- 261-9688
Dane County: Kevin Connors – 244-3730
Construction Inspector: Jim Martinson – 267-1973
With its rocky shoreline hugging the banks of the Lake Monona Bay, Brittingham Park offers beautiful scenery to the central Madison area. Its shoreline bicycle path presents park goers with the opportunity for a leisurely ride though the lengthy park, while the waterfront benches and picnic tables beckon for them to rest. Additionally, shoreline fishing has become a popular attraction amongst park patrons, luring people of all ages to enjoy the beauty found within the park. Furthermore, Brittingham Park comes complete with play equipment, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a reservable shelter, a historic boathouse, and bathroom facilities. Even with of all of these amenities, this park still offers more than enough lush green grass for a game of football or frisbee, yet plenty of shade for the casual bookworm.
The restroom facilities are are locked, only available with reservation use.
3 hour parking at all times in the parking lots. MGO 8.18(2) and (5) and Section 1.08(3)(a)
Alcohol is prohibited in this park. For more information, see the Madison General Ordinance 8.24.