Neighborhood Park Fundraising

Many of the improvements made in Madison’s parks are the result of individuals or groups who saw the need and got to work channeling neighborhood energy and support. If you have some good ideas about improving a neighborhood park, the Madison Parks Foundation and the Madison Parks Division are here to help.


Here’s how:

Take a look at a guide of best practices for Neighborhood Park Fundraising.  In this guide, you will learn some helpful hints and methods that have helped other neighborhood groups fundraise and improve their neighborhood park.

Be sure to contact the Madison Parks Foundation to discuss your ideas. Staff will work with you with the appropriate steps to have your project move forward.

Once you’ve received your approvals from the City of Madison, you can enroll your project with the Madison Park Foundation. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we provide tax-deductible status to your project efforts by receiving and receipting donations received, saving you valuable time and work.  Additionally, donors can use our website to make their donations online.

You can start by contacting the Foundation at 608-266-4339, by sending an email, or by writing a letter to the Madison Parks Foundation. The email address is, or mail to 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway, Madison, WI 53715.

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