Winter Fun in Madison Parks

02/21/19: Seize the day! All trails are currently open. Elver, Odana Hills, Yahara Hills and others are recently groomed. Elver shelter open and staffed (4-8p) today. The weekend weather forecast predicts rain - meaning trails may close. The best way to know if a trail is open and/or groomed is to check our website. More info:

02/21/19: Shelters open today for concessions and skate rentals: Elver and Vilas (4-8p), Tenney (3-9). Rinks are opening throughout the day. The best way to know the status of your favorite rink is to check online at

Group of people ice skating on a sunny winter day at Tenney Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

The fun in Madison Parks continues all winter season. We offer indoor and outdoor activities, snow required or snow optional activities and much more! Most winter activities are weather dependent please see the individual activity pages or call for the latest information.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing - Edna Taylor area, February 23

    Learn Tracks and Signs with Paul Noeldner¬†~¬†Join Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner to explore hiking trails at Edna Taylor Conservation Park and look for tracks and signs of birds and wildlife. Kids can try making tracks for others to find and identify. Learn about some good books and apps that help identify creatures from their tracks and scat. Join a naturalist for an easy family-friendly walk … Read more