The City of Madison will soon make improvements in Washington Park, creating its first playground and other amenities. Washington Park has existed for 15 years, but currently, it has almost nothing except for trees and grass. The goal is to build and create a playscape for this modest residential area, providing children a safe, creative, and active environment.
Following the Madison Greenprint Plan and the City’s short term work plan, the GSC's overall aim is:
1) to make each city neighborhood park diverse and accessible,
2) to create new parks in identified underserved areas, and
3) to provide a system of sidewalks and multi-purpose trails linking these neighborhood parks.
The GSC prioritized this project because Washington Park has such great potential to benefit a dense, modest, and previously underserved neighborhood.
Washington Park Improvements
Phase I improvements will include site preparation, an openspace area, a playground, accessibility and connectivity features, a soccer practice field, and parking. As funds become available, Phase II improvements will add picnic equipment, restrooms, and maybe even a small splash pad. The Greenspace Commission will seek private donations and other resources to allow all the dreams for Washington Park to come to fruition.
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Follow our progress at:
Sept 7 - KaBOOM! Grant Award Press Release
Sept 17 - Madison-Morgan Conservancy Press Release
Oct 12 - Family Donation Press Release
Oct 25 - Design Day Press Release I
Nov 5 - Design Day Press Release II