Alumni Park / One Alumni Place / Wisconsin Alumni Association


Email -- information about tours, programming


See here

Wisconsin Alumni Association
650 N. Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706-1476

Alumni Park
(between Memorial Union and the Red Gym)
724 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706

Photos: Looking at the building of UW's Alumni Park: See the completed park here:


  • Alumni Park honors UW-Madison alumni and the Wisconsin Idea, the University of Wisconsin’s guiding principle that education should have a positive impact on people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
  • The park is a place to be inspired, reconnect with your alma mater, discover more about the university, and add to your must-visit list when in Madison.


  • This roughly 1.3 acre park is located between Memorial Union and the historic Red Gym on the UW-Madison campus.
  • Other nearby destinations including  the Memorial Union Terrace,  Library Mall, Bascom Hill, the Chazen Museum of Art, and downtown Madison’s State Street. 


  • Alumni Park is believed to be the first park of its kind in the country.
  • It features artful exhibits, a visitor center (One Alumni Place), lakefront access, and a new public pier (The Goodspeed Family Pier).
  • More than 50 museum-quality outdoor exhibits in the park educate visitors about alumni achievements as well as University of Wisconsin innovations and traditions.
  • More than 120 UW-Madison alumni are honored and celebrated in Alumni Park, representing the breadth and diversity of alumni achievement and significant positive influence in Wisconsin, the nation, and around the world. 
  • The park’s exhibits have been integrated into open green spaces, walkways that include views of Lake Mendota, landscaped gardens featuring native plants and trees, and an outdoor classroom.
  • The park also features a variety of Wisconsin Alumni Association and UW-Madison programs and events including festivals, arts and cultural programs, outdoor lectures, and workshops.


  • Alumni Park was developed and is managed by the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Alumni Park is funded entirely by private donations from alumni and friends from around the world.

Keywords:alumni park langdon apoap ap oap ap/oap association goodspeed pier family one place   Doc ID:18572
Owner:Information Services Specialist .Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2011-05-16 19:00 CDTUpdated:2019-11-01 11:23 CDT
Sites:Campus and Visitor Relations, Campus Visit Program
Feedback:  0   0