Warner Park Community Recreation Center Expansion

Last Updated: 05/16/2022

Latest Update

05/16/22
The City released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Warner Park Community Recreation Center expansion project on May 5th. The focus of the RFP is to hire a multi-disciplinary consultant team to lead community engagement and the design of the building expansion. Engineering - Facilities Management prepared the RFP and worked closely with Parks and WPCRC staff in tailoring the consultant scope to meet the project’s unique needs. The consultant team’s scope of work includes community outreach, design development, public works bidding, and construction oversight. Posting the RFP is the first step in the expansion project, with design team proposals due on June 2nd.


Project Overview

This project consists of public engagement and the design and construction of an expansion to the existing Warner Park Community Recreation Center building located at 1625 Northport Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53704. The building is located in Warner Park near Northport Drive and the Mallards Ballpark. 

Current project information is available on the Engineering project website: Warner Park Community and Recreation Center Expansion.


Project History

In 2015, Parks led a community-wide envisioning session for future improvements to Warner Park and the community center. Engagement outcomes focused on expanding the facility for additional community and event programming space.

2015 Community Engagement Summary

In 2017, Parks worked with an architectural team to assess the existing building and explore expansion opportunities. The study provided multiple expansion options, including the potential addition of a second gymnasium. Based on an evaluation of current needs at the center, this is the recommended direction by Parks. With support from Facility Management and the consultant team, Parks will review the gymnasium option during the coming community engagement work later this year. We look forward to working with policymakers, community partners, and visitors to the center on this exciting project.

2017 WPCRC Facility Expansion Study


Current project information is available on the Engineering project website: Warner Park Community and Recreation Center Expansion.