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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

  • Self-Guided Walks in Olin and Turville Parks Our friends at PLATO have compiled self-guided walking tour guides for various parks and conservancy areas in the Madison area. In this time of social distancing, with our FOOT ...
    Posted May 26, 2020, 3:08 PM by Tom DeChant
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Use the following link to access current information regarding the use of the Madison Parks during this Coronavirus pandemic:Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates from the Madison Parks DivisionThe link ...
    Posted May 19, 2020, 8:04 PM by Ron Shutvet
  • 2020 Spring Concerts - NOT HAPPENING We did reserve the Olin Park pavilion for four spring Wednesdays, but Madison Parks Division has formally cancelled all Olin Park Pavilion reservations through May 25th,  We're currently exploring ...
    Posted May 14, 2020, 8:44 PM by Tom DeChant
  • FREE September Dances each TUESDAY in Olin Park Pavilion Join us once again for four free Tuesday evening dance sessions, from 6 to 8 PM, during the month of September in the historic Olin Park pavilion. Each session will ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2019, 12:24 PM by Tom DeChant
  • FREE Yoga in the Pavilion - Back Again for 8th Year! Once again, join Samantha Kellogg, trained Alignment Yoga instructor, for six FREE sessions of yoga on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM in the beautiful Olin Park pavilion.Dates this ...
    Posted May 9, 2019, 1:14 PM by Tom DeChant
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