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MCF awards $50,000 grant for Splash Park Project

MCF awards $50,000 grant for Splash Park Project

The Madison Parks Foundation has been awarded $50,000 grant from Madison Community Foundation for its ongoing Splash Park Project.

This contribution is the latest from MCF, which already contributed a grant of $50,000 for Reindahl Splash Park in April 2013. In the year since MPF received its first grant, the Splash Park Project expanded to include a second location in Elver Park, a decision that successfully reduced costs for the overall project.

“Elver Park Splash Park is the fifth splash park Madison Community Foundation has funded in the Madison area,” said Tom Linfield, Madison Community Foundation Vice President of Community Impact. “These colorful, imaginative and free water playgrounds provide an economical compliment to Madison’s beaches and pools, and safe and fully accessible spaces that can be enjoyed by all generations and abilities. What a great way for families to beat the summer heat and have fun!”

The Madison Parks Foundation has also received several other contributions for the project, including a $50,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation, a $50,000 grant from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation and $10,000 from American Family Insurance.

“Our community is blessed to have the kind of community-minded businesses and organizations that understand and value the social and economic impact of free, safe and healthy activities for Madison families,” MPF Executive Director Stephanie Franklin said. “Madison is a city that builds for the future—and the future depends on the health and wellbeing of our children at home, at school and at play.”

Currently, the Madison Parks Foundation is continuing its fundraising effort for the Splash Park Project with the goal of opening both parks in August 2014.

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.   Click here to register

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