Tenney Lapham Parks
The city of Madison has 270 parks or 6000 acres of parkland. Madison has the highest, per capita, number of parks in the country with 12.7 parks per 10,000 residents. Here in the Tenny/Lapham neighborhood (tlna) we are very fortunate to have 4 wonderful parks: Tenny Park, James Madison Park, Giddings Park and Reynolds Park. We also share the Yahara River Parkway with our friends in the Marquette neighborhood and border Filene park which is in the Sherman Ave. neighborhood. Each of these parks are unique and the Tenny/Lapham neighborhood is involved in supporting various projects/activities at all of the parks.
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH EXISTING PROJECTS IN OUR PARKS AND LOOKING TO SUPPORT NEW PROJECTS!!! If you love our neighborhood parks and want to be a part of keeping them beautiful you can contact us through the tlna web site. Below are just some of the ways in which you can volunteer.
The tlna coordinates neighborhood volunteers who maintain several garden areas throughout the park and at Filene park. This work includes keeping the gardens weeded and mulching in the Spring. We also work with Operation Fresh Start to identify park projects for their clientele. VOLUNTEER!
Tlna works with the City Park Dept to recruit VOLUNTEER’S for an annual Earth Day Clean up.
Tlna has raised funds for several rounds of treatments for the Ash trees to protect them from emerald ash borer. DONATE!