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Brittingham Park

829 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53715

The Lake Monona shoreline that now makes up Brittingham Park was once so neglected that a speaker at the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association (MPPDA annual meeting in 1904 called it a "disease breeding hole."  It was weedy, littered with kitchen garbage and dead fish, and a breeding ground for mosquitoes. He pointed out that ninety percent of the travelers to Madison saw this bay as they either entered or left the city by rail.   He proposed the development of a park on Monona Bay.1

At this Park

Basketball Court
B-cycle Station
Beach
Canoe & Kayak Launch Site
Canoe & Kayak Rental
Dog Off-Leash Park
Dog On-Leash Area
Fireplace
Fishing
Historical Feature
Open Field
Parking Lot
Playground
Restroom
Shelter - Reservable
Slacklining and Hammocking
Tennis Court
Ultimate Frisbee Field
Volleyball Court

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