Current Projects & Events

Current Project Updates 

Summer 2018


About Pickleball:

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.  Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a whiffle ball, over a net.  The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications.  Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but has become one of America’s most popular growing sports among all ages.

About Capital Area Pickleball Association (CAPA): 

CAPA serves Dane County and surrounding communities and are dedicated to the promotion of the sport of Pickleball.

About Middleton Public Lands, Recreation & Forestry:

The City of Middleton seeks to provide a park and recreation system that will accomplish the following:

  • Meet the needs of current residents and future generations;
  • Preserve and protect the City’s open space, water, cultural and natural resources;
  • Offer barrier free access for all visitors, and;
  • Provide a park and recreation program that is designed to enhance the quality of life for City of Middleton residents.

Storm Sewer Work

The Engineering Department will be starting work on the storm sewer at Dahlia Ct on Wednesday.  At this time they plan on detouring people along the grass pathway while digging up near the street, and then shift them back to the normal pathway route after restoring the pathway with a gravel base.  A gravel base will be maintained until replacement of asphalt portions of the pathway.  If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department at 608-821-8370. 

AAW Outdoor Wheelchair

In partnership with Access Ability Wisconsin an outdoor wheelchair is available for reservation by the public.  The wheelchair is stored at Orchid Heights Park and can be reserved online at or by contacting us at      (608) 821-8360.   All reservations require a $50 security deposit.  For more information regarding Access Ability Wisconsin, visit them at

Bock Forest Restoration Project Updated 1/14/17

2014-2019 Comprehensive Park & Open Space Plan

Final Comprehensive Park & Open Space Plan: 2014 - 2019
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Harvey John & Lucille Taylor Memorial Park

Local resident Lucille Taylor, 82, will leave a legacy for area children and families. The Middleton native, who stepped foot into the working world as a cleaning lady making just $8 a day, has a knack for frugality. Her thrifty habits and savvy investments have afforded her the ability to save and donate over $130,000 towards the construction of a state-of-the-art park.

Located off Highway Q in the new Bishop's Bay development, the Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Memorial Park features the largest playground in Middleton. When the 11.2 acre park is completed, it will include walking and biking trails, as well as three football fields.

View the park plans here.

Explore Middleton's trails

Middleton Tourism

Visit Middleton Tourism to learn about additional recreation opportunities in Middleton: