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Vilas Park

702 S Randall Ave, Madison, WI 53715-1600
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Parking and ducks are the only issues at this park

Villas is a nice park offering a beach, play structures, picnic areas, open areas, and nice vistas... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
LoveTraveling29
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Middleton, Wisconsin
Refreshing, close to Downtown!

This park is great! Its large with a skating rink, next to the free zoo and has a little beach. Its... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Sara M
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Located on the shores of Lake Wingra, this park includes the Henry Vilas Zoo, an arboretum and a popular scenic beach.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“skating rink” (2 reviews)
“free zoo” (6 reviews)
“playground” (4 reviews)
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702 S Randall Ave, Madison, WI 53715-1600
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Villas is a nice park offering a beach, play structures, picnic areas, open areas, and nice vistas. It is popular and the free parking fills early on weekends and in the summer. It can be over run with geese and ducks, please don't feed them.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This park is great! Its large with a skating rink, next to the free zoo and has a little beach. Its very family friendly and beautiful!

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park and my daughter loved the playground! It was even better since we visited when the food trucks were there!!

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

We had to kill some time before the zoo opened. The playground is great and perfect for all ages. They have bridges that you can watch the wildlife and the water.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

There's lots to see and do! Close to a lake! Any season too. A definite destination to go to. Great for pictures and parties! Graduation parties or birthday parties or reunions!!!

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped in on a sunny winter day. There were a lot of skaters in the ice rinks. They have a large skating rink, several hockey rinks and one for speed skating. There are also walking/running trails. And a beach that is open in summer.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lots of beautiful green space located directly next to the Henry Vilas Zoo. Great for kids & adults alike.

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We live in the neighborhood and this is a gem! We skate on the pond in the winter, the kids swim in the summer, we've hosted and attended birthday parties on the picnic tables, and bring the kids to play in the open spaces and...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This park was a nice stop with walking trails, a small play area for kids, and a small wading/swimming area. Very relaxing time adjacent to the Henry Villas zoo.

Thank Sheri S
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. In addition to the animal attractions, there is a Carousel, an area for kids to play, an educational raptor building, and tons of green space for frisbee, a picnic or just to hang out and read.

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