Where Community Grows: July is Parks and Recreation Month
Since 1985, July has been celebrated as Park and Recreation Month, a time to recognize the park and recreation professionals that maintain local, state, and community parks and help build strong, vibrant communities. This year’s theme, Where Community Grows, highlights the important role park and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services, and fostering the growth of our communities.
Like water, sewer, and public safety, parks and recreation are equally important to the city’s quality of life, contributing to the economic vitality of our community and ensuring the health of its citizens. Parks and Recreation is expanding in Madison, having added approximately 100 acres of property over the past two years. This allows Parks and Recreation to move forward with new projects to provide more green space and recreation facilities to the citizens of Madison.
Madison boasts multiple recreational facilities. With Dublin and Palmer Parks, the Mill Creek Dog Park, and a multitude of neighborhood parks, there’s plenty of space for Madison families to enjoy outdoor activities. In addition, the Bradford Creek and Mill Creek Greenways, along with the Rainbow Mountain Preserve, offer several miles of trails and greenways for walking, biking, and hiking.
Madison Visionary Partners has already assisted in two recreation projects, Home Place Park in downtown Madison and the rebuild of Kids Kingdom in Dublin Park.
MVP is currently involved in the process of transforming the Three Springs facility into a state-of-the-art community center.
MVP is also working with a grassroots community group to bring a Miracle League field to Palmer Park. This project will allow children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball and softball.
You can read more about MVP’s involvement with Madison Parks and Recreation in Madison Living's July 2023 issue.