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Give your two cents on Madison’s parks and open spaces

The city’s Parks staff is seeking public input concerning the future of Madison’s parks.

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The City of Madison wants your help to complete the 2025-2030 Parks and Open Space Plan.

What is it?

This planning document is used to “guide and inform public parks policy and park facility decisions.” Essentially, it’s a handbook created by city employees using a public input process to improve our parks through the lenses of equity, public health, adaptability, and sustainability.

Goals for past plans included:

  • Increase connectivity between parks via pedestrian, bike, and water trails
  • Improve and preserve the unique ecosystems in conservation parks
  • Promote winter recreation opportunities
  • Preserve and enhance historic parks
  • Prioritize acquisition of land adjacent to existing parkland

Drop-in sessions

Now that you have a better idea of what the Parks and Open Space Plan is, stop by one of the remaining drop-in sessions to learn more and give your input. Each open house session lasts two hours, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.