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About FOOT:
Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) was established in 2010 through the joint efforts of the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association and the South Madison Police District. The organization's goals are  to preserve and improve the parks' facilities and landscapes and encourage the community to rediscover the beauty and unique offerings of these two historic parks. The idea is based on the success of groups like Friends of the Arboretum. For a more complete history of the organization's inception and early activities, go to this December, 2010 City of Madison news release.

About the Parks:
Located on the shores of Lake Monona, with stunning Capitol views, Olin and Turville Parks together form one of Madison's most beautiful, accessible natural assets. Facilities in these two parks accommodate a broad range of outdoor activities, from the quietest to the most active. Olin Park has a public boat launch, beach, soccer field, playground equipment, a restored historic pavilion that can be reserved, and trails for walking, jogging, and biking. Adjacent Turville Conservation Park is a quiet, wooded preserve where you can retreat into a contemplative nature walk or a moon-lit cross-country ski tour.

Upcoming and Recent Events

  • FOOT-Loose FREE Dances - Every Thursday in September at Olin Pavilion, 6-8 PM Come put your dancin' shoes on and join the FREE fun at Olin Park pavilion every Thursday this September, from 6 to 8 PM. The remaining line-up (you already ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 8:42 AM by Tom DeChant
  • 5th Annual FREE Yoga Series in Olin Pavilion Once again, join instructor Samantha Kellogg for six free sessions of yoga instruction in beautiful Olin Park pavilion. Sam is trained in the Alignment Yoga method, with an interest in ...
    Posted May 19, 2016, 11:52 AM by Tom DeChant
  • MAY MUSICAL MADNESS Returns!! Once again, FOOT is proud to present four FREE nights of folk and country music at the historic Olin Park Pavilion. This year, the concert series will be held on ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2016, 5:12 PM by Tom DeChant
  • Weed Pull on Saturday, April 30th, at Turville, 10AM-1PM Madison Weed Warriors needs volunteers to help with the removal of Garlic Mustard, Dame's Rocket, and other invasive species as well as trash at Turville Point on Saturday, April ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 7:10 PM by Tom DeChant
  • Guided Bird & Nature Walks - Every 2nd Sunday @ 1:30 PM Join Friends of Olin Turville for a guided walk through tranquil Turville Point every second Sunday of the month. Walks leave at 1:30 PM from the main entrance to ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2016, 4:04 PM by Tom DeChant
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