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New Playground Coming to Goodman Pool

New Playground Coming to Goodman Pool

During Madison’s hot summer months, thousands of children and families make their way to the Goodman Pool and its adjacent playground to relax, to play and to cool off. The playground, with its beach-themed play structure and sand-based play area, is as popular as the pool itself.

 However, the sand creates a variety of maintenance problems.  As an abrasive, it prematurely wears and deteriorates the playground equipment.  It also gets tracked into the pool area, causing unnecessary clogging and damage to the pool’s water filters.

 The Madison Parks Foundation is proud to provide a $15,000 grant to the City of Madison Parks Department to replace the playground at Goodman Pool. The total cost of the project, which will take place in spring, is expected to be approximately $26,000. It will feature a poured-rubber surface covered by artificial turf, creating a much safer and sand-free area for children and families to enjoy. Targeted to young children, the new design encourages kids to crawl, climb and play.

 “Thanks to the kindness and generosity of Irv and Bob Goodman, the Madison Parks Foundation created an important partnership with the city that brings thousands of families out to enjoy Goodman Pool each summer,” said Madison Parks Foundation Board President Grant Frautschi. “Now the Foundation’s gift fulfills an important need while also honoring the Goodman name, renewing their legacy once again.”

 Like those who started the Madison Park & Pleasure Association 120 years ago, the Goodman Brothers have left an amazing legacy of citizen support that continues to benefit Madison and its residents.

 The Goodman Pool Opening Day is June 12, 2014.  Swimming Lesson Scholarships are still available.  Please contact http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool/poolScholarship.cfm for more information or call (608) 266-4711.

Help Us Celebrate 120 Years!

Help Us Celebrate 120 Years!

The Madison Parks Foundation is proud to celebrate 120 year anniversary of Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association on July 7, 1894.  We will mark the anniversary of Madison Parks with a series of events the week of July 7th, 2014.  We hope you will join us in the fun!

Concert in the Breese
July 8, 2014

The Madison Parks Foundation is holding a free community concert at Breese Stevens Field featuring The Jimmys, The Madpolecats and Sortin’ the Mail.  

Ice Cream Social
July 10, 2014

A community Ice Cream Social with ice cream from The Chocolate Shoppe will be held at Olin Park located at 1156 Olin-Turville Court at 6:00 pm.  

MPF Legacy Golf Outing
July 11, 2014

The first golf outing for the Madison Parks Foundation will also serve as its first fundraiser and will take place at Yahara Hills Golf Course, 6701 Hwy 12 & 18 East. 

There are still a variety of Sponsorship Opportunities available.
Please contact us at 266-4339 to find out more!

2014 Legacy Golf Outing

2014 Legacy Golf Outing

Please join us at the:

Madison Parks Foundation Legacy Golf Outing

  Friday July 11th, 2014

  Golf Course: Yahara Hills

  10 am Registration

  11 am Shotgun Start

Single Golfer – $100 | Twosome – $190 | Foursome – $350

The price of the event includes golf, cart, lunch, door prizes and awards reception.

Please register below so that you can be sure to join us for a great time and support a great organization.

Register Here.

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Our parks and open spaces are a part of what makes Madison exceptional.  We owe it all to the extraordinary civic effort of people like the Olins, Tenney, Owens and Vilases, who left a legacy for generations to come.

Private support like yours is essential in creating a lasting legacy.  We ask you to renew this legacy of support making a year-end tax-deductible gift. You can support the parks in many ways:

     -   Give a gift to the Area of Greatest Need

     -   Become a Friend of Madison Parks

     -   Sponsor an upcoming event

     -   Show your support with a Picket for Parks

     -   Honor a loved one with a bench or tree

Contact us for more information about other ways to support Madison Parks! Your tax-deductible support will assist in making park improvements, promote widespread recreational use, and provide overall advocacy for our 264 Madison parks and entire park system.




Renewing the Legacy