Madison Senior Center Courtyard

Last Updated: 05/23/2022

courtyard photo

Latest Update:

The City of Madison Parks Division seeks public input on improvements to the Madison Senior Center courtyard. The courtyard is scheduled for transfer to the Parks Division as a public park and requires renovation. Parks will hold a series of public outreach sessions to gather community input on the desired amenities for the space. Information on previously held meetings is provided below, with additional community engagement anticipated this summer. Meeting notices will be posted to the Parks Division's social media sites, sent to neighborhood association representatives and surrounding residential addresses, and signs placed in the courtyard. We look forward to working with area residents and park users on this exciting addition to the Madison Parks system. Construction of the renovation is anticipated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023, with the new courtyard space open for use in spring 2024.

Community Meeting 1
The Parks Division, with Saiki Design, held an online project kick-off meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2022, @ 6:30 pm. The project team reviewed existing plaza conditions and gathered input from area residents and park users on potential improvements. 


Stakeholder Group Meeting 1
The Parks Division, with Saiki Design, held an in-person stakeholder group meeting at Capitol Centre Court Apartments on Thursday, May 5, 2022, @ 1:00 pm.  The project team reviewed existing plaza conditions and gathered input from residents and park users on potential improvements.

If you were unable to attend the scheduled meetings and would like to comment on the project, please contact Mike Sturm at (608) 267-4921 or

Online survey

An initial online survey to gather community input before the schematic design was open from April 25 to May 20, 2022. The design team will use the results of the survey and meeting feedback to prepare courtyard options for review by area residents and courtyard users. 

Madison Senior Center Survey 1 Results

The project team will also share the results at the second public meeting for the project.

Fill out a comment card!

Project comment cards are available at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin Street, and in the Capitol Centre Court Apartments community room, 344 W. Dayton Street. Please share your thoughts on future courtyard improvements on the provided cards and drop them in the suggestion box. 

Existing Tree Health Report

In 2020, the Parks Division hired an independent assessment and review of the existing courtyard trees. The report was completed by a certified arborist and will inform future improvements to the courtyard.

Madison Senior Center Tree Health Report

Design Consultant Team

Update 3/28/22

The Parks Division hired a multi-disciplinary consultant team to lead the public engagement and redesign of the Madison Senior Center Courtyard. The City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the consultant contract that included a description of the scope of services, including community engagement, design development, construction documents, public works bidding, and construction observation. The received proposals were reviewed and scored by an evaluation panel, and Saiki Design was selected to lead the project (file#69296).

Please contact Mike Sturm at (608) 267-4921 or with questions regarding the courtyard project.