Pickleball, Ride the Drive, Meet and Eat

TODAY! Monday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Learn to…Play Pickleball
Heritage Heights Park, 701 Meadowlark Drive
Come and learn a new sport… Pickleball! The game consists of either two players (singles) or four (doubles). Put your badminton, ping pong and tennis skills to the test in this fun combination of the three! Pickleball will keep you moving the whole game through. The rules are simple and coordination is the key to success. You may have what it takes to become a Pickleball champion! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Tuesday, August 19, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Madison Meet and Eat – Brittingham
Bring your family and friends down to Brittingham Park to enjoy dinner from some of our favorite food carts!

Thursday, August 21, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Madison Meet and Eat- Meadowood
Bring your family and friends down to the Meadowood Shopping Center to enjoy dinner from some of our favorite food carts!

Sunday, August 24, 10a.m. – 3p.m.
Ride the Drive – Eastside
Ride the Drive is a carefree, car free event that turns Madison’s signature streets into a public promenade that is open to cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. These popular events bring 20,000 people out to ride, walk and skate on the route, enjoy live music, food, and participate in various activities, and fun stopping points along the way.

Thursday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Walk with a Doc
Turville Point Conservation Park, 1156 Olin Turville Court
Physician: Dr. Dawn Ley
Topic: Managing Vitality Pre and Post Menopause
Come join Dr. Ley in her third of her Walk with a Doc series of the year as she teaches you about managing vitality both pre and post menopause. Whether this topic is applicable to you now or in the future, Dr. Ley’s professional advice is invaluable for any woman! After her discussion, you will be able to ask her your own specific questions while taking a soothing hike through Turville Point Conservation Park. Come join Dr. Ley for this informative, advantageous event.

Beat the Heat at Goodman Pool!
Goodman Pool is open daily during the summer months. Be sure check the website for updates, prices and open swim hours.

Register Today: 2014 Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference

Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2014: Strong Leaders, Healthy Places
Mayor’s Blog http://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/blog/?Id=5945

Join fellow community leaders and volunteers Saturday, September 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI. There will also be an informal networking reception, 4:30-5:30pm. Register today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/ $15, Scholarships/Fee waivers are available.Inquire about coverage of day care cost by calling 608-261-9121, lwendorf-corrigan@cityofmadison.com.

Five Workshop Tracks
· Capacity Building
· Fostering Racial Equity in Neighborhoods
· Building Civic Infrastructure
· Neighborhoods for People
· Growing Neighborhood Businesses and Food Systems

Day at a Glance
8-9am | Registration, Networking, Walk/Bike, Organizational Displays
9-9:20am | Mayor’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30am and 10:45am | Workshops
12-1:15pm | Keynote and Lunch Huddles
1:15-2pm | Idea Gathering Forum
2:15pm and 3:30pm | Workshops
4:30-5:30pm | Wrap-Up and Networking Reception

Don Edwards, Justice & Sustainability Associates, will be the keynote speaker. His thought provoking message on civic infrastructure will leave us with much to think about concerning how we engage, involve, and take actions in our neighborhoods.

Networking Opportunities
Back by popular demand is a “mixer” at lunch. Choose a topic of interest or a local personality that you want to talk with in a small group and sit at the corresponding table. At Registration, you will choose your table.

Idea Gathering Forum
A chance during the day to share thoughts and plan shared actions with your peers. Valuable input will be generated rapidly and will be used by all of us in our work over the next year.

Thanks to MGE and the City of Madison for sponsoring the Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference.

Verona Road Project Open House Meetings

Quarterly open house meetings are scheduled for 2014 to promote public understanding of the Verona Road (US 18/151) reconstruction project. The meetings will be located at the City of Fitchburg Fire Station No. 2 (5415 King James Way, Fitchburg) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
No formal presentations are scheduled; stop by at your convenience.

Maps and exhibits of the Verona Road improvements will be on display. Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives will be available at these meetings to discuss the project on an individual basis.

Stay involved and informed with the project website and project Facebook page.

For more information contact:
Mark Vesperman, P.E.
Verona Road Design Project Manager
mark.vesperman@dot.wi.gov | (608) 246-7548

Steven Theisen
Verona Road Project Communications Manager
steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov | (608) 884-1230

WisDOT and the Verona Road Project Team
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIVeronaRoadProject

Two Craft Fairs this Spring!

Mark your calendar for TWO great craft fairs in Madison Parks this spring!

SpringFest Arts and Craft Fair
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9a.m.-3p.m.
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive

Madison Parks Fresh Air Craft Fair
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10am-3pm
Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court

If you are a crafter looking to sell your wares, both spring Arts and Craft Fairs will host regional artists selling jewelry, pottery, paper crafts, and much more. To learn more about each craft fair and to sign up to sell, please visit the individual website pages!

If you are someone who enjoys attending arts and craft shows, be sure you mark your calendars for these two events!

  • The 10th Annual SpringFest Arts and Craft Fair on April 5 will feature over 80 crafters, free parking, $1 admission, live music and concessions. This popular craft fair in the beautiful Warner Park Community Recreation Center is must-see this spring! If you
  • The Fresh Air Craft Fair on May 17 is held in one of the most picturesque parks in Madison: Olin Park. With activities such as hayrides as well as kids’ crafts, live music, and food, Madison Parks’ Fresh Air Craft Fair is the perfect way to enjoy the warm spring weather.

Madison Parks March 2014 Newsletter

Enjoy the latest issue of the Madison Parks Newsletter.

Learn more about upcoming programs such as the Earth Day Challenge, Trucks and Treasures, The First Tee and much more!