Friends of Eken Park Playground

Community members aim to raise $8,000 to build a natural play area in addition to the playground equipment the city is replacing this summer. This would pay for logs, stumps, and boulders. Natural play areas have many benefits such as: opportunities for children of all skill and activity levels, encourages imaginative play through a variety of sensory stimulation, and allows for open-ended play and more social negotiation. The Eken Park Neighborhood Association has committed to donating $1,000 to jumpstart the project. Won’t you join in? Please see and for more information.


Friends of Pickleball

Friends of Pickleball was established to support Pickleball at Garner Park.


Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT)

Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) was established in 2010 through the joint efforts of the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association and the South Madison Police District. The organization's goals are to preserve and improve the parks' facilities and landscapes and encourage the community to rediscover the beauty and unique offerings of these two historic parks. Please support FOOT and the diverse programs that it offers.


Greentree Neighborhood Parks Ash Tree Preservation Fund

The Greentree Neighborhood Association in cooperation with the Madison Parks Foundation has established two Ash Tree Preservation Funds to preserve ash trees in Norman Clayton Park and Sunridge Park in the Greentree neighborhood. The funds raised will be used to provide emerald ash borer treatments for these trees through the City of Madison Adopt-a-Park-Tree program. We plan to participate in this treatment in 2016, 2019 and 2022.


Friends of Annie Stewart Fountain

Funds will be used for restoring the Annie Stewart Memorial Fountain.


FAQ's for Neighborhood Projects

  • Get started by reviewing the Parks & Fundraising brochure
  • Donors can make an online gift when Friends groups set up a fund agreement with us and have your fundraiser added to the website. In addition to the 5% administrative fee, online donations are subject to a 3% credit card processing fee.

The Madison Parks Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.