Current Projects & Events

 NEW Orchid Heights Playground

 Get your vote in! 
An earlier round of voting narrowed down the field to 2 final choices. Staff met with the 2 final vendors to share feedback received and are now asking for the public's assistance in selecting the favorite submission. Please vote for your favorite playground option using Polco.  Voting results will be shared with the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Commission who will make the final selection on April 2nd. Your vote must be in by Sunday, March 25th!

Current Project Updates 

Spring 2018

AAW Outdoor Wheelchair

In partnership with Access Ability Wisconsin an outdoor wheelchair is available for reservation by the public.  The wheelchair is stored at Orchid Heights Park and can be reserved online at or by contacting us at      (608) 821-8360.   All reservations require a $50 security deposit.  For more information regarding Access Ability Wisconsin, visit them at

Bock Forest Restoration Project Updated 1/14/17

2014-2019 Comprehensive Park & Open Space Plan

Final Comprehensive Park & Open Space Plan: 2014 - 2019
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Harvey John & Lucille Taylor Memorial Park

Local resident Lucille Taylor, 82, will leave a legacy for area children and families. The Middleton native, who stepped foot into the working world as a cleaning lady making just $8 a day, has a knack for frugality. Her thrifty habits and savvy investments have afforded her the ability to save and donate over $130,000 towards the construction of a state-of-the-art park.

Located off Highway Q in the new Bishop's Bay development, the Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Memorial Park features the largest playground in Middleton. When the 11.2 acre park is completed, it will include walking and biking trails, as well as three football fields.

View the park plans here.

Explore Middleton's trails

Middleton Tourism

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