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Address: Madison, WI
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Great for ice skating!

Have visited Tenney Park for the past 20 years....the shelter house has been remodeled and is much cleaner and nicer now. We go to the lagoon there ice skating in the winter and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Have visited Tenney Park for the past 20 years....the shelter house has been remodeled and is much cleaner and nicer now. We go to the lagoon there ice skating in the winter and the park in the summer.

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Good small park and beach, the sand on the beach seems to be mixed with dirt. Don't know when the sand was last groomed? Beach as small as a front yard, bout 60 ft across. One plus is that it does have a lifeguard. Looks like the water gets to about 4 ft deep. Around the corner is the dam... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a great park to come and view the sunset. There is a beach, which is nice for kids. The pier is cool to view the lake from and the ice skating area in the winter seems to be very popular as it is usually packed. Very safe, kid friendly park.

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Thank g1ng3r_girl
Madison, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is one of Madison's best neighborhood parks, on the East Side of town. Diverse and eclectic park-goers, young and old, enjoying the water (Yahara River), greenery, playground, bridge and other features. Lovely place to hand out or take a walk.

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Thank Moyshekapoyer
Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Tenney gives one and up close and personal view of L. Mendota. This is best park in Madison b/c it contains a breakwater with that juts out into L. Menota. The breakwater contains many benches to relax and view the Lake. Across the street is more of Tenney Park which contains a paved walkway, playground and basketball courts. The best... More 

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1 Thank Drew H
Richland Center, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We drive by here every time we go to the East side, but never knew this little gem had such a great place open to the public! We stopped on a whim, and we are so happy we did. There is a nice small park for children, swimming area, walking trails, and a lovely pier. Just in the short time... More 

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Thank fruitl88p
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Our next-door park. Brand new walking/biking paths, with a playground and wide fields. We see a wonderful cross-section of Madisonians whenever we go through: people fishing, biking, playing tennis, hanging out with kids, playing soccer, and even (once) snorkelers in the lake by the pier.

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Thank Mike A. S
Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

What a cute park. It seems like a small park but once you are on the trails it is a nice walk. Cute bridges. We brought bread to feed the ducks on the river. You can cross the street and walk to the lake if you want or ride on the trail that goes over there. Quite a few people... More 

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Thank Lisa P
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A friend took us rock balancing here-there are often wonderful sculptures about that seem to defy the laws of physics. Also, there are many lovely trees to climb and interesting rocks and a lovely view of the lake. I like.

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Thank kickastrophysicist
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I would highly recommend Tenney Park for the ice skating and their cozy warming house in the winter time. They also have skate rentals. In the summer time its a good location to go and see the fireworks.

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