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Created in 1983, the People for Parks program encourages citizens to take an active role in the maintenance and enhancement of our parks. Donated funds for specific projects are matched, allowing increased flexibility. Contributions of parkland, benches and trees have enhanced our parks. Stewardship efforts are visible through Earth Day clean ups, tree mulching, hiking trail repair, planting and weeding gardens, prairie seed collecting and assistance at special events. These activities involve individuals, community organizations, businesses, school groups and neighborhood associations throughout the community.

Individual or groups who have an interest in volunteering with Madison Parks should fill out the online New Parks Volunteer Interest Form.

We have ongoing projects throughout the year that are coordinated by volunteers in our parks. Volunteer days are occur in various parks around the city.

For a complete list of all upcoming volunteer days, view the current volunteer pages.

Find out more information about our various volunteer programs and ways to get involved.

All volunteers must fill out a volunteer release form when volunteering in Madison Parks. Please print, fill out, and return the form to:

City of Madison Parks, 210 MLK Jr., Blvd, Rm 104, 53701 or fax 608-267-1162

Each year, Madison Parks hosts an awards banquet to recognize the dedicated volunteers who devote their time and efforts to keeping Madison’s parks beautiful.

Find out more information on past award winners and how you can nominate an individual or group on the Volunteer Awards webpage.

To find out more about current happenings in our volunteer program, read our quarterly newsletter. You can learn about past and current volunteer projects and events, meet some of our dedicated volunteers, and discover future opportunities in our parks!