Last Updated: 12/17/2017

Madison Parks has completed the master planning process for Thousand Oaks Park in accordance with the City of Madison Master Plan Policy.  Staff held two public input meetings, conducted an online survey. The final Master Plan and report were approved by the Board of Park Commissioners in November. 

Phase I which includes initial grading, storm sewer installation, and tree removals has begun and will continue as the weather permits.

Phase II includes construction of a playground, paths and sun shelter is tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2018.

Thousand Oaks Park is a 15 acre neighborhood park that was dedicated as public parkland as part of the First Addition to 1000 Oaks development.


Public Input Meeting #1

Thursday, August 10, 5:30 pm
Alicia Ashman Library
733 N. High Point Road
Madison, WI 53717

  • Staff Presentation: Staff presentation on existing conditions, future development, and influencing factors.
  • Design Thousand Oaks Park Exercise:  Community members worked in groups to develop their own master plan for Thousand Oaks Park.
    • Table One Design: youth soccer field, hiking paths, paved paths, play area, sun shelter, and volleyball court.
    • Table Two Design: youth soccer field, duel pedestrian and bicycle paths, hiking paths, play area, sun shelter, small full court basketball court.
  • Survey:  Community members filled out paper copies of the online survey.

Survey Results

As part of the master plan process, Madison Parks mailed out and issued an online survey to gather additional neighborhood input on the project.  A total of 22 paper and online survey responses were submitted.  The survey results are available below:


Public Input Meeting #2

Tuesday, October 3, 5:00 pm
Alicia Ashman Library
733 N. High Point Road
Madison, WI 53717

  • Staff Presentation: Staff presentation on existing conditions, future development, and influencing factors.
  • Playground Selection:  Meeting attendees selected playground equipment and surfacing.
  • Play Surfacing Selection: Meeting attendees selected coated rubber mulch surfacing.

Project Plans can be found at http://www.cityofmadison.com/business/pw/utilityplans/index.cfm under contract 8069.