Campus Green Areas


Email -- Lakeshore Nature Preserve


(608)-265-9275 -- Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Location of Office: 
30th N. Mills St.
4th Floor
Madison, WI

Lakeshore Nature Preserve (including Picnic Point): 4 AM – 10 PM daily
Parking lots: 4 AM – 10 PM (Vehicles parked beyond this time may be ticketed)

The Lakeshore Path (Howard M. Temin Memorial Path) runs for two miles along Lake Mendota on the northern edge of campus. Beginning near the Memorial Union and ending at Eagle Heights, the path is a popular destination for bicyclists, joggers and walkers.

Other green areas on campus include:

Natatorium Fields
Bascom Hill
Allen Centennial Gardens (Babcock & Observatory Drives)
Botanical Garden (University Avenue, south of Birge Hall)
Camp Randall Park (Randall Ave at Monroe St)
Class of 1918 Marsh (north-northwest of Nielsen Tennis Stadium)
Henry Mall
John Muir Park and Knoll (between social sciences & College Library on Lakeshore path)
Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Observatory Hill
Picnic Point
Green Area on the North side of Gordon Dining and Event Center
Alumni Park 

Check a campus map or call Campus and Visitor Relations, 608-263-2400, if you need directions.