Alumni Park / Wisconsin Alumni Association

Web
https://www.alumnipark.com/
https://www.uwalumni.com/alumni-park/

Email info@alumnipark.com
mckenzie.zdrale@supportuw.org -- information about tours, programming

Phone 888-WIS-ALUM

Hours
Alumni Park Hours: Open 365 days a year, seasonal hours as posted on signs in 3 locations.
Hours align with Terrace (e.g., spring/summer hours start when Terrace opens, fall/winter hours start when Terrace closes.)
Fall and winter:  7 a.m.–10 p.m. every day
Spring and summer: 6–12 a.m. Sunday–Wednesday, 6–1 a.m. Thursday–Saturday

Goodspeed Family Pier Hours: 6 a.m. –12 midnight, late May–mid-Oct. (when Pier is installed)

One Alumni Place (Park Visitor Center, enter off classroom behind Red Gym) Hours: Hours vary by season; as posted in signage and at alumnipark.com
Thursday-Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm, Sunday-Wednesday: Closed

Location Langdon Street, between Memorial Union and Red Gym

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


Photos: Looking at the progress of UW's Alumni Park:

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/photos-looking-at-the-progress-of-uw-s-alumni-park/collection_13b03dd7-9eae-5f30-be78-fe9002a0b12b.html

Alumni Park FAQs and facts can be found here

Why

  • 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.

Where

  • 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. 

What

  • Alumni Park is believed to be the first park of its kind in the country.
  • It will feature 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 will educate visitors about alumni achievements as well as University of Wisconsin innovations and traditions.
  • More than 120 UW-Madison alumni will be 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 will be 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 will also feature a variety of Wisconsin Alumni Association and UW-Madison programs and events including festivals, arts and cultural programs, outdoor lectures, and workshops.

Who

  • Alumni Park was developed and will be managed by the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Alumni Park was 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:2018-02-19 13:28 CDT
Sites:Campus and Visitor Relations, Campus Visit Program
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