Vilas (Henry) Park Master Plan

Last Updated: 05/15/2018

Parks staff will be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2018 to select a consultant team to begin the Vilas (Henry) Park Master Planning process.  The master planning process (currently underway) for James Madison Park has been greatly informative to Parks and its progress, as well as lessons learned throughout the consultant selection, public input meetings, and schematic design development will help to inform the Vilas (Henry) Park master planning RFQ.

Prior to issuing the RFP, Parks will be utilizing the Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative (RESJI) Tool to help to analyze and inform the public engagement process for the master plan efforts and to help to inform the selected consultant(s) with its findings.

It is anticipated that following successful selection of a consultant firm through City of Madison Purchasing procedure, the first of a series of public meetings will be held in fall 2018.

Notices regarding these meetings will be posted on signboards at the park, sent via USPS mail to addresses within a 1/2 mile radius of the park and posted to Parks social media accounts (Facebook / Twitter) as well as on this page. 

Please check back to this site for updates regarding the project as they become available.

Questions or comments regarding the kkane@cityofmadison.comVilas Park master plan project should be directed to Kate Kane, Landscape Architect in Park Planning and Development at (608) 261-9671 or