As warmer temperatures creep into the Madison area, splash parks and beaches officially open for the season on Saturday, May 27. 

Madison Parks’ three splash parks open for the season on Saturday, May 27. Each free-to-use location is open daily through Labor Day and provides a restroom facility at or near the splash park. To conserve water, features may be activated by an onsite push button during the scheduled hours of 10am to 8pm. 

  • Cypress Spray Park, 902 Magnolia Ln.
  • Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.
  • Reindahl Park, 1818 Portage Rd

See Splash Parks for more information.

As Public Health Madison & Dane County begin water quality testing, Madison Parks’ 12 maintained beaches officially open for the season beginning Saturday, May 27.

  • BB Clarke, 835 Spaight St.*+
  • Bernie's, 901 Gilson St.*+
  • Esther, 2802 Waunona Way*+
  • James Madison, 614 E. Gorham St.*
  • Marshall, 2101 Allen Blvd.*
  • Olbrich, 3527 Atwood Ave.*+
  • Olin, 1156 Olin-Turville Ct.*
  • Spring Harbor, 1918 Norman Way*+
  • Tenney, 1330 Sherman Ave.*+
  • Vilas, 1501 Vilas Park Dr.*+
  • Warner, 1101 Woodward Dr.*+

Bonus Beach Lifeguard Days - May 27-29
This weekend’s weather looks perfect for a day at the beach! With approved water quality, we plan to have lifeguard service at two beaches this weekend, 11am to 7pm – Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

  • Vilas, 1501 Vilas Park Dr.*+
  • Warner, 1101 Woodward Dr.*+

Due to lifeguard priorities at the Goodman Pool, and limited staffing resources, we are unable to offer lifeguard service again until Labor Day weekend, when the Goodman Pool is closed for the season. The beaches, with good water quality, remain open with many locations providing swim ropes.
*Restrooms open daily May 27 – Sept. 4, approximately 10am to 8pm.
+Swim ropes

See Beaches for more information.

Goodman Pool opens for the season, weather permitting on Friday, June 9, 2023. Goodman Pool is a place for everyone regardless of financial circumstances. The Madison Parks Foundation and the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation are proud to offer scholarships for general admission and the Waves Swim & Dive Team. See Goodman Pool