Stay Cool and Be Safe in the Heat

Public Health Madison Dane County offers tips on how to stay cool and hydrated in the heat. Visit their webpage to learn what you, your friends and family can do to be safe while continuing to enjoy the summer.

Streets Division Updates

  • 121 Olin Avenue Closed: The Streets Division facility at 121 Olin Avenue will be closed to the public on Friday, July 28 and Saturday July 29, 2023. You will not be able to pick up mulch, use the drop-off site, or deliver brush during these days.

Student Move Out: The annual August moving days are getting underway soon. All of the details about the Streets Division operations, and how you can help make it a fast and safe move out, can be found at


West Area Plan at Rennebohm Park!

The West Area Plan will host a public meeting at Rennebohm Park August 2 for review and feedback on first draft recommendations focused on land use and bicycle/pedestrian connections:

  • August 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rennebohm Park Shelter, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave. This is an open house style meeting and a food Carts in Parks event, with Taquitos Marimar and Little Sister Cookies – swing by for great food, stay for the West Area Plan! Food carts are weather dependent; West Area Plan discussion is rain or shine in the shelter.

The West Area Plan team has completed an underlying plan review, which has been posted to the project web page.

Also, the Parks Division is continuing with parks development planning in the West Area, with several additional parks-foused feedback opportunities:

  • A parks-focused survey closes August 4th.
  • A parks-focused virtual public meeting is scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. on August 8th (see the project website for signup information).

Parks Alive is continuing building strong neighborhoods!

Events are held in parks across the city and throughout the summer. Checkout all of the Parks Alive events and other summer activities listed on the Parks calendar.

Allied Park Monday, July 31 & August 7 Movie: Shang-Chi
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Aldo Leopold Park Tuesday, August 1 Movie: Wakanda Forever
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Hammersley Park Wednesday, August 2 Movie: Soul
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Owl Creek Park Thursday, August 3 Movie: Space Jam a New Legacy
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Worthington Park Tuesday, August 8
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Warner Park Wednesday, August 9 Movie- Encanto
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Meadowood Park Wednesday, August 9
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Penn Park Thursday August 10 – Movie Ant Man and the Wasp
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Dane Dances Every Friday in August!

Dane Dances is enthusiastically kicking off its 24th season, “A Season of Togetherness,” on Friday, August 4 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. New this year they’ll engage the audience with DJ Francis Medrano and free dance lessons starting at 5:30 pm each week. This year Dane Dances is celebrating the contributions of all those who are making our community great. Opening night is “Show Your Colors Night,” and you’re encouraged to dress to represent your company, club, church, country, Greek organization, non-profit, school, and/or profession. Dane Dances is celebrating what we bring to the community and we want everyone to feel welcome at our events!  No tickets are needed or required. 

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