Final Round of Brush Collection Begins Monday September 29th

The Streets Division will begin the final round of brush collection Monday September 29th. “Every neighborhood in the city will receive one more brush collection, starting Monday September 29th,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. “It is our goal to be done with brush collection by the time the volume of leaves picks up so we can assign brush crews to leaf collection.”

Madison residents should get their brush trimmed and to the curb as soon as possible to avoid missing the final collection of the season. You can get updated information on when crews are expected in your area by calling 267-2088 or by going to

Madison residents can also bring their brush to the Streets Division’s drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av. The sites are open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday they are open until 8 p.m.

September 23: National Voter Registration Day

In honor of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 23, election officials will be available at the times and locations listed below to offer voter registration, information about voter ID, and an opportunity to sign up to work at the polls:

Lussier Community Education Center
55 S. Gammon Road
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vera Court Neighborhood Center
614 Vera Court
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coventry Village
7707 N. Brookline Drive
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Madison Senior Center
330 W. Mifflin Street
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa Street
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Capitol Lakes Retirement Community
333 W. Main Street
10 a.m. to noon

Boys & Girls Club
2001 Taft Street
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club
4619 Jenewein Road, Fitchburg
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Urban League of Greater Madison
2222 S. Park Street, Suite 200
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

East Madison Community Center
8 Straubel Court
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A Spanish interpreter will be available.

Bridge – Lake Point – Waunona Community Center
1917 Lake Point Drive
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hy-Vee (club room)
3801 East Washington Avenue
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hy-Vee (club room)
675 S. Whitney Way
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The River Food Pantry
2201 Darwin Road
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Oakwood Village University Woods
6205 Mineral Point Road
Noon to 3 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Food Pantry
116 W. Washington Avenue
1 to 3 p.m.

Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center – Farmer’s Market
953 Jenifer Street
3 to 7 p.m.

Central Library
201 W. Mifflin Street
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Alicia Ashman Library
733 N. High Point Road
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Goodman South Madison Library
2222 S. Park Street
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hawthorne Library
2707 E. Washington Avenue
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lakeview Library
2845 N. Sherman Avenue
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Meadowridge Library
5726 Raymond Road
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monroe Street Library
1705 Monroe Street
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pinney Library
204 Cottage Grove Road
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sequoya Library
4340 Tokay Boulevard
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

City Clerk’s Office
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #103
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Additional Events
Voter registration, voter ID information, and poll worker recruitment will be available at two additional events prior to National Voter Registration Day:

Community Dinner at Lussier Community Education Center
55 S. Gammon Road
Friday, September 19
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Road
Monday, September 22
4:30 to 6:15 p.m.
A Hmong interpreter will be available.

Enjoy Madison Parks events this week

Madison Parks – enjoy the parks and events!

Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m. – noon
Learn to Play Disc Golf – FREE Clinic
Hiestand Park, 4302 Milwaukee Street

Sunday, September 7, 10 a.m. – noon
Learn to Play Disc Golf – FREE Clinic
Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd

Tuesday, September 9, 6 p.m.
Walk with a Doc
Warner Park – meet in front of the Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive
Physician: Dr. Ann O’Rourke
Topic: Trauma Prevention
Dr. Ann O’Rourke is a surgeon for UW Health, specializing in trauma, burn and surgical critical care, hernias, and acute care surgery. She received her medical degree and did her surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin, and is now an associate professor in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. In 2012, Dr. O’Rourke was honored with the Madison Magazine Top Doctors Award for Trauma.
Join Dr. O’Rourke for a walk in Warner Park, along with a discussion about how YOU can prevent trauma! Listen to Dr. O’Rourke’s professional advice on the ways to go about preventing trauma in your health, and then ask her your own specific questions as you go for a walk.

Friday, September 12, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Warner Family Fun Night
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive
Join us on Friday nights from 5:30pm –8:30pm for family fun! Take one of the family fitness classes for all ages; take flight in the bouncy house in the gymnasium; try your hand at throwing clay in our pottery studio; stop by the art room for this month’s drop-in art project; or challenge your kids to a ping pong match in our game room. Kids age 11 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available in person the night of the event for $5 per family. Don’t miss out on a chance to play and have fun with Madison Parks! This event is great for families of all ages.

Saturday, September 13, 9 a.m. – noon
Trucks and Treasures (featuring the Big Rig Gig & Kids to Kids Garage Sale)
Warner Park parking lot
Kids to Kids Garage Sale – Kids selling their gently used toys and clothes ….to other kids!
Big Rig Gig – The Big Rig Gig is a showcase of Madison’s premier public service machinery, equipment and employees. Kids of all ages (adults too!) are welcomed to climb on, explore and get up close and personal with the big rigs and meet the employees who operate them.

Warner Park Family Fun Nights begin September 12

An evening for family fun, featuring fitness classes, art demos and gymnasium activities, with Madison area families.

(Madison, WI)- Madison Parks is excited to kick off its newest program on Friday, September 12: Warner Family Fun Nights.

Every second Friday evening of the month, from 5:30-8:30pm the Warner Park Community Recreation Center will be transformed into your family’s very own playground featuring fitness classes, art classes and demonstrations and gymnasium activities for all ages!

The Warner Family Fun Night’s will offer families the opportunity to jump on a bouncy house, play games, sports and run around throughout the evening. Family Fitness classes will include ZUMBA, which involves an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music, as well as Punk Rope, a mash-up of recess and boot camp using rope jumping and fitness games.

“We are excited to invite families into Warner Park Community Recreation Center,” said Jacob Tisue, Facility Manager. “Unwind after a busy week with some quality family time at the Center!”

The event will be held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive. Tickets are $5 per family and are available at the door.

For more information and future dates visit our website at

Madison Parks Hayrides – Bales of Fun this Fall!!

Madison Parks is excited to kick off another season of fall hayrides at Cherokee Marsh, Warner, Elver, and Olin Parks!

Hayrides are a great way to enjoy the autumn months and celebrate a beautiful Wisconsin fall afternoon or evening. A hay wagon, pulled by a tractor, will take your group on a scenic ride through the park,

Madison Parks offers two options for your family, friends, or group to enjoy a hayride:

1. Special Events Hayrides
We will be hosting seven different events throughout the fall for your family and friends to enjoy a hayride, for only $2.00 per person!

  • Trucks & Treasures – Saturday, September 13, 9a.m.-noon, Warner Park
  • Fall Festival – Saturday, October 4, 10a.m. – noon, Olin Park
  • Ducktober Fest – Saturday, October 4, 1p.m.-5p.m., Warner Park, Mallards Stadium
  • Hikes & Hayrides – Saturday, October 18, 9a.m.-noon, Cherokee Marsh North Unit
  • Downtown Madison Family Halloween – Wednesday, October 29, 3p.m.-6p.m., Hayrides around the capitol square. Drop off/pick up in front of Capitol Kids Store, 8 S. Carroll Street
  • Holiday in Lights Hayrides – Saturday, November 15, 6p.m.-9p.m., Olin Park, and Saturday, November 22, 6p.m.-9p.m., Olin Park

2. Hayride Group Reservations
Madison Parks offers reserved hayrides for up to 24 people in all four parks at various times. These reserved rides include a half-hour hayride through the park, and time to roast s’mores around a campfire.

Group hayrides are a perfect way to celebrate fall birthday parties, with a large or small group. Hayrides are also a great – and affordable – outdoor activity for scout organizations, youth groups, and more.

For a listing of potential dates, times, and locations for your group’s hayride, please visit the Madison Parks Hayrides website.

Registration: Call Madison Parks Office at 266-4711
Cost: $85.00 per group (1-24 people). Advance registration is required for the Group hayrides.