While gardens are constantly changing, the origins of how we garden and the design ideals we use, are taken for granted today, but have deep roots in our history. This is the story of how a garden in Italy inspired a garden in California, that in turn inspired our garden here in Madison.
Strategically located at the head of Madison's lakes, Cherokee Marsh acts as a living sponge. It filters upland runoff, using excess fertilizer to grow marsh plants, and slowly releasing cleaner water to the lakes below. Cherokee Marsh is the largest wetlands in Dane County. It is used by thousands of students each year for environmental education.
Park Details. A glacial drumlin rising above a broad ribbon of marsh forms the backbone of this southeast Madison Park. On-going projects are oak savanna and wetland restorations. Nearby Glendale School and Leopold Nature Center use the park extensively for environmental education. Help us identify plant species found at Edna Taylor Conservation Park.
The 2018 cross-country ski permit is valid through December 31, 2018 and is required at Elver Park, Odana Hills and Yahara Hills golf courses and groomed Dane County Park trails. This permit is valid from date of issue through December 31 of the permit year.
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House, commonly referred to as Jacobs I, is a single family home located at 441 Toepfer Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. Designed by noted American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, it was constructed in 1937 and is considered by most to be the first Usonian home.
Park Details Located in downtown Madison, James Madison Park is no stranger to busy city life. Yet these twelve acres offer users an area ideally suited for refreshing the body and mind. The basketball courts, volleyball court, and playground are popular destinations for students and other residents.
What a wonderful park. We took my daughter, who has been walking for about a month, to play at the Splash Pad at Lakeview Park. What a wonderful space for younger children. Kids from about seven and under were having a fantastic time. It's free. It's open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10am to 7pm.
Please bring a current museum membership card that displays the ASTC or ACM icon prominently and a photo ID that matches the name on the membership card. Madison Children’s Museum members also receive ACM and ASTC reciprocal admission benefits at hundreds of museums around the country.
Park Details. Beginning Memorial Weekend 2017, thanks to our partnership with Marshall Boats, experience Marshall Park and Lake Mendota like never before. Boat rentals, including pontoons, a cafe and lessons are available. Nestled on the western edge of Lake Mendota, Marshall Park is not far from the city of Middleton.
Mendota County Park Mendota County Park is located off County Rd M near the intersection of County Rds Q and M in the Town of Westport. The park has a 30-unit campground and a 5-unit boat camping area Each site has a 30-amp electrical hook-up.
Award-winning Olbrich Botanical Gardens --16 acres of outdoor display gardens and the indoor, tropical Bolz Conservatory. Prairie-style Rose Garden and the only Thai Pavilion and Garden in the continental U.S. Special events, concerts, garden-related classes for adults and kids, gift shop, gardening library, and meeting rooms.
Beach Details On the shores of Lake Monona, Olbrich Park beach now offers paddlesport rentals through Rutabaga! Lifeguard is on duty, when beach is open* Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm to 6pm (Friday, June 8 - Monday, September 3) *A lifeguard is not on duty when the beach is closed by Public Health Madison & Dane County or due to inclement weather.
Park Details. Offering some of the best views of downtown Madison, Olin Park, located on the shores of Lake Monona is convenient, accessible and affordable. The reservable restored historic pavilion is perfect for events and seats up to approximately 150 guests.
On a hilltop overlooking Madison's west side, this park was the farm and personal retreat of former University Professor Edward T. Owen. Today, prairies and oak savannas have risen like a phoenix to reclaim the landscape. Coneflowers, goldenrod, and bluestem are among the many plants that yield a harvest of ever-changing color and texture throughout the year.
Picnic Point, a nearly mile-long peninsula along Lake Mendota’s south shore, is among Madison’s most distinctive features and is probably the most popular destination in the Preserve. Each year thousands of students and Madisonians visit the Point for outings.
Park Details With its friendly atmosphere and impressive display of storybook scenery Tenney Park serves as a place to socialize, a peaceful recluse, and a place to just be. It's an excellent place to watch boats launch, seagulls flock, let the children play at the park, or just catch up on some reading.
Token Creek County Park The 427-acre park is best known for its five shelter facilities and ample open space for large group picnics and outings. Recreational facilities include five volleyball courts, equestrian trails, miles of hiking and cross country ski trails, a 27-hole disc golf course and a 43-unit campground, plus a group camp area.
The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison, a distinction that has been preserved by legislation that prohibits buildings taller than the columns surrounding the dome (187 feet). The Capitol is located at the southwestern end of the Madison Isthmus.
For over 100 years, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum has connected the past to the present by sharing the stories of Wisconsin's military veterans. Located in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin, this award-winning museum and research center chronicles the history-shaping exploits of Wisconsin's veterans from the Civil War to present day.