2016 Events


The Madison Parks Foundation in partnership with Event Essentials, proudly presents Picnic in the Park. On October 22, 2016, step back into the Edwardian Era, for an elegant evening celebrating the 122-year history and legacy of our Madison Parks featuring the culinary talents of local greats:   Jonny Hunter and Tory Miller.

On October 22, 2016, join us in celebrating 122 years of Madison’s crown jewels – its amazing parks as well as the inspirational individuals who helped create them;  visionaries like John Olin, Daniel Tenney, William Vilas, Thomas Brittingham and Edward Owen, whose efforts, leadership and support have given us places like Tenney Park, Vilas Park, Brittingham Park and Owen Conservancy — places that define our great city, places that brought pleasure to our grandparents and will someday bring pleasure to our grandchildren.

Step back in time and enjoy an elegant evening on Tenney Park Island, with fine food and drink and historical programming and presentation. We will also announce our exciting new plan to share the history of our amazing parks with those who enjoy them.

Space is limited to 300 people – Register Early!

If you have any questions, please call the Madison Parks Foundation at (608) 266-4339 or email at events@madisonparksfoundation.org .

Renewing the Legacy