Parks Alive to Bring Free Food, Games, and More to 8 City Parks!
- Parks Alive is a collaborative effort across multiple City departments and involves many community-based stakeholders and mobile resources. Click on the following parks to see dates, times and activities for Aldo Leopold Park, Allied Park, Darbo/Worthington Park, Elver Park, Meadowood Park, Owl Creek Park, Penn Park and Warner Park. Parks Alive is a great opportunity for residents to come out to local parks, build community, strengthen relationships, and have fun!
- Imagine a warm day, the first day of summer to be exact, filled with music. You hear sounds meandering from live musicians performing at your neighborhood park, or from your favorite restaurant patio, or on the sidewalk outside your local library. This summer party is called Make Music Madison, an annual one-day, city-wide, free, community music celebration held on the Summer Solstice, June 21st. All genres, styles of music, skill levels, and ages of musicians use public and private spaces throughout our community to share their talent. Last year the event featured 312 concerts at 112 venues with over 1000 individual musicians. Check the schedule and checkout performances on June 21st in your neighborhood or another location in our wonderful City!
Streets Division Updates
- There will be an electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 4 at Warner Park from 8:00am to 1:00pm. You will be able to recycle televisions, computers, monitors, and more for free! This event is being put on by Universal Recycling Technology with funding help from Samsung.
- Food scraps recycling begins on Tuesday, June 14 at two neighborhood farmer’s markets. The markets will be the South Madison Farmer’s Market and the Eastside Farmer’s Market. For details on locations, time, and restrictions, visit the Streets Division website.
- The Streets Division is running a contest to name the compactors at the Sycamore Ave. drop-off site. The deadline to submit your ideas if June 7. Click here for photos and details on how to submit your name idea – and yes, we’ve received plenty of Trashy McTrashface suggestions, so we’re looking for some interesting, silly, or very strained puns. Let us know what you got.
- The Resource Recovery Special Charge will begin showing up on Municipal Services Bill starting in August. Everyone who receives City of Madison recycling collection will receive this bill. To learn how much it will cost and the reason why it was created in the budget that was passed last year visit the FAQ page on the Streets Division website.
Neighborhood Resource Trailer
- The Neighborhood Resource Trailer is available to Madison community organizations such as neighborhood groups for neighborhood events. Events should focus on creating community connections, educational opportunities, healthy lifestyles and socialization. This is the community’s trailer to enjoy! The trailer includes:
- o Grill
- o Microphone & speaker
- o Table & chairs
- o Serving platform
- o Storage
- o Generator
- o Dry erase board