Penn Park Playground Replacement - Contact: 2019 Playgrounds - Group 2

Last Updated: 06/24/2020

The playground replacement at Penn Park is complete!

The City of Madison Parks Division held the first of two neighborhood meetings to discuss playground improvements at Penn Park on November, 29th, 2018. At this meeting, City staff presented the playground design process and gathered input on new playground equipment preferences and surfacing options.

The below materials were presented at the meeting:

On January 15, 2019, Parks staff met with representatives of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, located at 2001 Taft St. Madison. Playground equipment options were presented to children attending the organization's afterschool program. Kids ages 5 to 12 reviewed the equipment options and placed dots on their preferred features. The results are below:

Parks staff also met with representatives of One City Learning on January 17th and reviewed potential playground equipment options with their students.

The second neighborhood meeting was held in late February to discuss the results of staff outreach efforts and review specific equipment proposals for Penn Park. The final equipment selection was confirmed with meeting attendees.

Construction is anticipated to begin in August with project completion in October 2019. If you have questions or comments but are unable to attend the upcoming meetings, please contact Mike Sturm at (608) 267-4921 or at