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Elver Park

1301 Gammon Rd., Madison, WI 53719
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Ranked #34 of 41 Attractions in Madison
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Favorite place for residents and visitors to play in the winter with open skating, hockey, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We came to Madison to do some skiing and skating. The skiing at Elver Park is definitely geared toward the skating style of skiing. Unfortunately, we were doing traditional cross country skiing. The trails were in very poor condition. A total waste of $14.00. Very dissappointing.

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Redmond, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I grew up on the Southwest side of Madison so I watched Elver Park take shape starting in the late 1970s and have spent a lot of time there over the years. When I return to Madison for a family visit, I almost always include a trip to the park for one reason or another . . . sledding, hiking,... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

It's a nice park. My kids favorite park to sled in the winter, it gets really crowded during that season. It's beautiful to just walk thru on a summer day. It has a huge disc golf area that my son loves. As far as playground equipment goes not much to rave there and there are questionable kids at best always... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I rented skis here for $9 and spent a few hours on the trails. I had a great time. The other skiers were of all ages and skill levels. I am a beginner and stayed on the easier trails. There is also a sledding hill and a skating rink. I will go again. If not for the skiing, then for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Fabulous hill that allows some major speed! Not for the faint of heart, the broken sled pike near the bottom tells the tale. Also at the park is skating, hockey and cross county skiing. Very reasonable rental rates for all equipment except for sleds, you must bring your own. Bring cash, credit cards not accepted. 5 kids in our group... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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427 reviews 427 reviews
142 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a terrific park! There is fun to be had here in all seasons. There's ample room for picnics and large group barbeques. There's a basketball court here that never gets crowded. There's also very clean on site bathroom facilities maintained well by the city. They're well lit and safe. One of my favorite things about this park is... More

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Madison, Wi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Trained my soccer team on the big hill here for about 5 years. Sledding and skating in the Winter, tennis, soccer, softball and a great Frisbee Golf course too. Easy to get to with plenty of parking and some awesome fireworks on July 4th and stop accross the street for some Chester-fried chicken

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Madison WI
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

once you leave the ball field & pavilion the park is really almost empty in a short walk you can be at the pine forest - although really magical in the winter to cross country ski thru, nice in summer too before mosquitoes arrive

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This park has a lot to offer and is a lot of fun. The frisbee golf course is great, the fireworks can compete with Warner Parks, and the sledding hill makes it great to go all year!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011 via mobile

Great place to get some skiing in after work! There are flat trails as well as a coupke steeper climbers. Toilet facilities in the warming hut near the sledding hill and a port a potty at xc ski base. Trail passes are inexpensive and require mo advance planning as there is a post for payment on trail. Tuesday nights are... More

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