Glenway Woods Planning Study

Last Updated: 09/30/2022
Glenway Woods is located north of the Southwest Commuter Path and south of the Forest Hill Cemetery


The City of Madison Parks Division is developing a Management and Sustainability Plan for Glenway Woods. The planning process will review existing park uses and amenities as well as identify future improvements.

As part of the planning process for the Glenway Woods Management and Sustainability Plan, the Madison Parks Division applied for planning assistance from the National Park Service. The National Park Service provides community assistance to external partners for locally-led outdoor recreation and conservation projects through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. Michael Mencarini, a Community Planner with the Midwest RTCA Team, will serve as an advisor to the Madison Parks Division for the next year as part of this project.

Glenway Woods consists of about 10 acres of land and does not currently have a park classification.

The planning process will take about one year, beginning in July of 2022.

Public Input

The planning team recently gathered public input via an on-line form and two listening sessions in July of 2022. The information we gathered is available below.
July Listening Sessions Input

July Listening Sessions Planning Map

July Listening Sessions Posters

Earlier this summer, two community listening sessions were held, an online survey and a day-long staff think session to gather input. We are now ready to present a draft planning framework for public review and comment. This draft will include a vision statement, goals, and management objectives. 

Stop in Sequoya Library on one of four (4) drop-in listening sessions hosted by Mencarini to gather input on planning considerations and opportunities for future discussions related to Glenway Woods.  The listening sessions are open to all and no appointment is necessary to attend. Drop in anytime during the session hours. 

Listening Sessions at Sequoya Library, 4330 Tokay Blvd