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Thanks to our Picnic in the Park Sponsors!

We are excited for the upcoming Picnic in the Park event at Vilas Park on October 19!

Special thanks to our sponsors:


Isthmus Publishing


P3 Pro

Stafford Rosenbaum LLP


Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison
Opix Media
US Bank Private Wealth Management


Kennedy Communications

Event Sponsor

JH Findorff & Son Inc.


Investing in our Madison Parks benefits us all. We could not accomplish our goals without the support of our committed supporters.

Tickets to the event are on sale now and sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Visit: MadisonPicnicinthePark.com or sfranklin@supportmpf.org for more information.

Join us for Picnic in the Park

Two Major Gifts!

The Madison Parks Foundation is pleased to announce two major gifts to their KNOW (Kids Need Opportunities at Warner) program.  A gift of $2,500 from Opportunity 34 and a gift of $3,000 from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

The KNOW program provides meaningful opportunities for youth to gather and provide a place and time with positive programs.  These programs along with daily open gym time, are the new cornerstone of the Warner Park Community Recreation Center.  The program includes Teen Night, Family Fun Night and a three month 3 on 3 basketball series.

The Opportunity 34 Foundation was created to give kids a chance with both financial assistance and mentoring. “Opportunity 34” gets its name from Will Kellerman’s jersey number who tragically passed away in a car accident in 2017. His purpose lives on through the foundation created in his name.

With the help of The Capital Times, The Kids Fund serves to pool individual contributions from hundreds of Dane County residents, and then carefully evaluate grant requests from non-profit organizations, distributing those gifts to serve the needs of kids and their families in Dane County.

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.  For more details click here

Please consider a gift the Madison Parks Foundation.

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