PHNA 4th of July Ice Cream Social, 1-3pm

Join us for our 4th of July Ice Cream Social in Lucy Lincoln Park! Find it in the events below.

Dogs in Parks: Madison Parks seeks community input

The City of Madison Parks Division and the Parks Long Range Planning Committee are hosting a series of community engagement meetings and a public survey. At the community meetings, staff will provide background information on the current policy (Madison General Ordinance 8.19 ) and provide a forum for both dog owners and non-dog owners to voice their opinions.

The ordinance, originally created in 1973, and updated several times since essentially prohibits dogs in most parks and public spaces. Currently, the City of Madison offers 8 off-leash dog parks and 26 parks where dogs, on-leash and on path are allowed. The majority of the more than 270 parks do not allow dogs.

Five public input meetings are scheduled during July from 6:30-7:30pm at locations throughout the city. The survey will open on July 15 and continue through mid-August and will be posted on the Parks Project page.

Toilet Rebates through Madison Water Utility

Madison Water Utility is offering bill credits of up to $100 for customers who replace high water using toilets with EPA WaterSense-rated High Efficiency Toilet (HET) models. The program is a key part of MWU’s sustainability initiative to protect the deep-well aquifer that supplies the Madison area. Toilets eligible for rebate must be HETs (which use 1.28 gallons per flush or less) and must be on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense list. The program is limited to one rebate in the form of a bill credit per household or apartment unit for residential and multi-family customers. Low-to-moderate income homeowners may be eligible for toilet installation assistance through the MWU Home Water Conservation Program.

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Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Mon., July 1, 5-7:30pm, Brittingham Park, 829 W. Washington Ave.

Enjoy child-led play in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children’s imagination. Kids can create a Play Story based on their activities of the day and grownups will have opportunities to help their kids reflect on their play. Wear messy clothes and bring a water bottle (optional). If you like, bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the “Let’s Eat Out” local food carts, and make an evening of it!

Front Porch Murals

Tue., July 2, 2-3pm, Sequoya Library

Channel your inner artist to create a temporary Chalk Masterpiece on the front porch of the Sequoya Library. This Temporary Art Exhibit will remain for the community to enjoy for approximately one week after the program date.

Inspirational Ideas for CSA Boxes with Chef Paul Tseng

Tue., July 2, 6:15-7:45pm, Meadowridge Library

Learn simple cooking techniques and tips to bring out the best flavors of CSA vegetables with Chef Paul. Register online or call 608-288-6160.


Independence Day

Thu., July 4

City offices and Libraries closed

Metro Transit Reduced Service

PHNA Ice Cream Social

Thu., July 4, 1-3pm, Lucy Lincoln Park

Join us for our 3rd annual Prairie Hills Neighborhood ice-cream social on July 4th. Come and eat popsicles/ice-cream and stay for face-painting, bike decorating, games and more!

Capitol City Band Concert in the Park: Tribute to the Troops – Then and now

Thu., July 4, 7-8pm, Rennebohm Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Avenue

Concerts last one hour; bring a lawn chair and a friend; enjoy the music. Concerts continue each Thursday through August. There’s toe-tapping music for everyone – all ages, all cultures, easily accessible.

Meadowridge Cookbook Club: Garden or Farmers’ Market

Fri., July 5, 12:30-1:30p, Meadowridge Library

Choose a recipe that features a garden or farmers’ market vegetable, fruit or herb to make and share at the meeting. Recipe books for inspiration are on display at the Meadowridge Library. Register online or call 608-288-6160.

Dinner & A Swim

Fri., July 5, 6-8pm, Goodman Pool, 325 W. Olin Ave

Make plans for Dinner & A Swim with Magic 98 at the Goodman Pool! What’s Dinner & A Swim? It’s free admission to the Goodman Pool and a selection of tasty food cart options for your dinner (and possibly dessert!) to purchase. Plus prizes and entertainment by Magic 98.


Pickleball lessons by Madison Parks

July Series: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30p or 6:30-7:30p, Waitlist, Sign up by July 5

August Series: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 5-6p or 6-7p, Sign up by August 2

Garner Park, 333 S. Rosa Rd, $40/series

Details and registration at

Free Youth Football Camp

Tue., July 23 1:00pm-6:00pm, Edgewood High School

The Madison Police Department is partnering with the Elver Park Neighborhood Center and Edgewood High School for a free youth football camp. The free camp is for all youth from 5th grade through 9th grade and will focus on basic fundamentals and techniques of the game. Campers will receive a t-shirt and dinner will be provided. To register, go online at:

Transportation to Edgewood HS from the Elver Park Neighborhood Center is available. To arrange transportation, please contact Ms. Monique at 608-210-1617 or

If you have questions about the camp, you can also reach out to Neighborhood Officer Justin Nelsen at

Mallards Baseball: Newbridge night at the park

Wed., July 24, First pitch at 12:05pm

Purchase tickets by July 10 through and enter Promo Code: NewBridge or call Ruth at 512-0000, Ext. 3012.