Parks and Recreation

The City of Madison is proud of its 220 plus acres of park and recreation facilities, which include an 18-hole golf course, neighborhood parks, tennis courts, a beautiful municipal pool, ball diamonds, football and soccer facilities, a municipal campground, a sports complex, and a city gymnasium.

The Madison Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide essential services, facilities, and programs necessary for the positive development and well being of the community through the usage of the parks, greenways, trails, and other recreational facilities. While working in cooperation with other recreation service providers in the community, we seek to maximize all available resources in a sustainable way. From baseball leagues to swim lessons, a groomed golfing course and riverfront campground - Madison Parks Department has a lot to offer its residents and helps increase the number of green spaces in our area while simultaneously cultivating an active community. 

Programs, Memberships, and Reservations

Some city parks in our community are listed here under the "In This Department" section to the right, where you can find general information, park details, and membership costs. To view all current program offerings, purchase a membership, register for a league, or reserve a campsite, visit our Madison Parks website where all info regarding city parks and recreation can be located: If you have any questions, call the City Hall @ (812)265-8300 

Parks and Recreation Department Master Plan

The City of Madison completed a comprehensive data collection and analysis in conjunction with public surveys, public meetings/input, meetings with staff, and current/former park commissioners to create a 5 year Master Plan for the Parks and Recreation Department. Combining this information with an inventory assessment, demographics study, and trends analysis the city was able to determine its needs moving forward and lay out priorities for 2022-2026.