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“Lots of open space” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Elver Park

Elver Park
1301 Gammon Rd., Madison, WI 53719
608-266-4711
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lots of open space”
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 hanging around over there and many that need to be supervised which aren't. Aside from that aspect it is a nice park. They always have fire works there on the Fourth of July which are spectacular if you're looking to stay away from very overpopulated downtown on that day.

Visited July 2012
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English first
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“XC Skiing!”
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 the skating.

Visited March 2013
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Chicagoland
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“Great Winter Fun”
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 chose to return here for a second day rather than go skiing!

Visited December 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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144 attraction reviews
Reviews in 109 cities Reviews in 109 cities
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“Excellent park for fitness”
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 the very steep hill at the rear of the park. It's terrific for a hill-climb workout in the spring, summer or autumn. Many people visit this park just to workout on this hill. In the winter it's probably the most popular place in the city for snow sledding. You'll feel like part of an Olympic bobsled team with the speeds you can attain on this long sloping hill. Best park in Madison.

Visited July 2012
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Madison, Wi
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Big westside park”
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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