Mission Statement

The Madison Parks Foundation is an enthusiastic advocate for our city’s parks and open spaces – committed to identifying and supporting park improvement opportunities by encouraging and mobilizing the financial support of neighborhood groups, foundations and citizens.



The Madison Parks Foundation is dedicated to future generations of citizens through efforts to preserve and expand our gift of parks and open space in Madison. The intended purpose of the Madison Parks Foundation is to acquire financial resources through contributions and via grants to make park improvements and support park programming. The resources of the Madison Parks Foundation are not intended to replace or substitute for tax revenues generated for the annual ongoing maintenance activities of the Madison Parks Division.


Renewing the Legacy