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Address: Madison, WI
Phone Number: +1 608-266-4711
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A beautiful little park with plenty of water. Excellent skating in the winter and good tennis courts in the summer. Great place to rent the building for family/work picnics.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Whynottodays
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful little park with plenty of water. Excellent skating in the winter and good tennis courts in the summer. Great place to rent the building for family/work picnics.

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Thank Whynottodays
Muskego, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great park in the city. It has a beach, playground, picnic tables, a pond for ice skating in the winter. It also has a locks for boats to pass from Lakes Mendota to Monona. What's not to like? A park for everyone.

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Thank sujocaha12
NYC
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148 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This park, about 40 or 50 acres in area, with winding lagoons and classic stone bridges, offers areas for walking, picnicking, playing ball and, in the winter, a full ice skating opportunity, complete with a warming house and skate rentals. Historically, this land is said to have been a gift to the city by a wealthy businessman many years ago.... More 

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Thank DJKTraveler
Wisconsin
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We enjoy going to Tenney Park for the ice skating in the winter. They have a warming house for renting skates and...warming. But we bring our own skates. Parking can be tough on good winter days. Great opportunities for skating pics. The kids have fun skating the "lake!"

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Thank Nikki V
Moore, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of water sports readily available. The lake is big enough for lots of water sports. Wind sailing and kite sailer were both prevalent. There is lots of green space for seating, picnics, frisbee, etc. There is a small beach for swimming and lots of parking.

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Thank Steven B
Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

In winter, Tenney Park is hands-down the best place to go ice-skating, whether for a family outing, a romantic date, or pickup hockey with pals. The winding lagoons and pretty arching bridges provide natural divisions for different kinds of skating and hockey and are complemented by a recently modernized warming house with skate rentals and concessions. Ducks congregate in the... More 

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Thank WiscoLakeGirl
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

peaceful,beautiful viewing of lake.fishing allowed . nice beach. boats go through locks Nice Place to visit!!!

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Thank johnbI3489UO
Carol Stream, Illinois
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Went to the park to enjoy the afternoon just relaxing. Park benches very near the shore, with a great view.

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Thank Ed D
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

What's better then a free beach on a sunny day. Nice beach house with showers, beach area has nice sandy play area, swimming area is also nice and sandy. Lifeguards on duty keeping everyone safe. Bike path runs along beach area, sand volleyball, playground, shade areas to get a break from the sun, and boats can anchor outside swimming area.... More 

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2 Thank BOTISE1
Rhinelander,WI
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187 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Beautiful green space on the east side of Madison. It's a great spot to watch the sunset, picnic, or relax in the shade.

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