Elvehjem Park Master Plan

Last Updated: 10/14/2019

Elvehjem Park sign
Elvehjem Park Sign

 

Public Input Meeting Three
Thursday, October 3rd 2019
6:30-7:30PM
Elvehjem Elementary School- Library
5106 Academy Dr
Madison, WI 53716

Parks staff held a second Public Input Meeting on 9/6/19 to discuss the Elvehjem Park Master Plan.  At this session, attendees reviewed opportunities and constraints of the site, a summary of public input received regarding the park, and two conceptual master plans for Elvehjem Park. 

 


Public Input Meeting Two
Friday, September 6th 2019
6:30-7:30PM
Elvehjem Elementary School- Library
5106 Academy Dr
Madison, WI 53716

Parks staff held a second Public Input Meeting on 9/6/19 to discuss the Elvehjem Park Master Plan.  At this session, attendees reviewed opportunities and constraints of the site, a summary of public input received regarding the park, and two conceptual master plans for Elvehjem Park. 



Community Survey
As part of the master planning process, Parks issued a community survey to residents. Paper copies were mailed to residents within approximately a 1/4 mile radius of the park and an online version was made available. The survey has now closed and the results are being analyzed.
 



Pop-Up Booth
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
6:00PM to 7:00PM (approximately)
Elvehjem Park
1202 Painted Post Dr. 

Parks staff hosted a pop-up booth at the Elvehjem Neighborhood Association's National Night Out celebration. Staff provided information regarding the master planning process and gathered feedback from attendees.


Public Input Meeting One

A public meeting was be held on:

Wednesday, June 19 2019
6:30 – 8:30PM
Elvehjem Elementary Library, 5106 Academy Dr.

Parks staff held a Public Input Meeting for the Elvehjem Park Master Plan.  At this session, attendees discussed opportunities and constraints of the site, gave input regarding their preferences and priorities for amenities to include in the park, and participated in a planning exercise related to park amenity planning. 


Background
Land for Elvehjem Park was first dedicated to the City of Madison in 1965 as part of the Painted Post Estates neighborhood development. Over many years Elvehjem Park has expanded and evolved. The existing master plan was created in 2014, and staff have begun a master planning update process to guide future programming and development on the site. Parks staff are seeking comments and ideas from the surrounding neighborhood regarding the future of the park, and will hold at least two public input meetings and issue a community survey. Once the master plan has been developed, incorporating input from the neighborhood, the plan will go to the Board of Park Commissioners for approval.

A previous version (2014) of the Elvehjem Park master plan can be viewed here.