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MPF receives $25,000 grant!

The Madison Parks Foundation is proud to be the recipient of a $25,000 grant for fully accessible playgrounds in our Madison Parks.  Thank you Capital Times Evjue Foundation!

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Support the Madison Parks Foundation

We are proud to be doing great work for our Madison Parks!  In the upcoming year, we will celebrate 125 years of Madison Parks and we are excited to work towards our 2019 initiatives – adding 4 new fully-accessible playgrounds and expanding our programming in our parks, like the Learn to Series.  With only a 2 % administrative fee, the Madison Parks Foundation stewards all donations to their greatest capacity.

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A New Logo for MPF


Big news! After fifteen years, we’re releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo, colors, and font. You’ll see the new look on our website, Facebook, and Twitter; and very soon you’ll see it at our events and on our print materials. We believe the new look better matches who we are as an organization – the non-profit partner of Madison Parks. We help our community conserve, promote and enhance our parks.

In the last few years we’ve changed quite a lot:

  • We launched several new events – Makeshift Festival, Picnic in the Park, Pints for Parks and Snow Glow;
  • We are sponsoring great programming in our Madison Parks with the Madison Parks Foundation Learn to Series – which provides our citizens yet another way to enjoy our parks while learning activities as diverse as birdwatching, fishing, kayaking, stargazing, and disc golf. Activities such as these provide everyone a chance to unplug from their devices and develop a love for outdoor activities at no cost to participants, allowing people to participate and learn regardless of means; and
  • We are committed to raising funds for 5 all-inclusive parks throughout the City of Madison – playgrounds built where people with disabilities can play along, side by side with their peers, which is critical in creating a community that values inclusion.
    Our design goal for a new logo was to better match how we look to our values and the people we serve.






Madison Festivals Supports MPF!

Thank you Madison Festivals for your amazing support of the Madison Parks Foundation and our 276 Madison Parks! With this gift we will be able to continue our mission to conserve, promote and enhance our parks.  Pictured left to right: Ty Beck, MPF Board Vice President, Maureen Lokrantz, MPF Board President and Rita Kelliher, President of Madison Festivals.Photo taken on the shores of Olbrich Park – location of the next Picnic in the Park event on October   13, 2018.

For more information about Madison Festivals, visit: MadisonFestivals.com

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Madison Parks Foundation has a lasting legacy that has spanned over 100 years.

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