Elvehjem Park Master Plan

Last Updated: 06/20/2019

Elvehjem Park sign
Elvehjem Park Sign

Community Survey
As part of the master planning process, Parks issued a community survey to residents. Paper copies were mailed to residents within approximately a 1/4 mile radius of the park and an online version is available here. Please note that the survey will close on 7/12/2019. 

Public Input Meeting One

A public meeting was be held on:

Wednesday, June 19 2019
6:30 – 8:30PM
Elvehjem Elementary Library, 5106 Academy Dr.

Parks staff held a Public Input Meeting for the Elvehjem Park Master Plan.  At this session, attendees discussed opportunities and constraints of the site, gave input regarding their preferences and priorities for amenities to include in the park, and participated in a planning exercise related to park amenity planning. 

Land for Elvehjem Park was first dedicated to the City of Madison in 1965 as part of the Painted Post Estates neighborhood development. Over many years Elvehjem Park has expanded and evolved. The existing master plan was created in 2014, and staff have begun a master planning update process to guide future programming and development on the site. Parks staff are seeking comments and ideas from the surrounding neighborhood regarding the future of the park, and will hold at least two public input meetings and issue a community survey. Once the master plan has been developed, incorporating input from the neighborhood, the plan will go to the Board of Park Commissioners for approval.

A previous version (2014) of the Elvehjem Park master plan can be viewed here.