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“Nice open spot ”
Review of Vilas Park

Vilas Park
Ranked #38 of 109 things to do in Madison
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Owner description: Located on the shores of Lake Wingra, this park includes the Henry Vilas Zoo, an arboretum and a popular scenic beach.
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.

Thank AndyB5542
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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.

Thank KARS929
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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 on the equipment. The Shoe is original and its annual painting allows us to feel we are part of it. On top of all this is the free Vilas zoo right next door. Even if you don't go in, you can hear the lions roar and realize you are in an amazing place!

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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.

Thank Y136PBWendy
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