Madison Park closed out 2023 with multiple holiday events- the first Tree Lighting in the Park with over 50 from McGilvra Elementary School singing “Frosty the Snowman” and “Hot Chocolate” wreath making class at the Bathhouse, Pop-up Artisan Markets and Santa visiting Red Wagon Toys. On Dec. 21, Santa visited the Bathhouse, along with Christmas Ships and cookies and a beach bonfire.
Friends of Madison Park welcomes 2024 with Tuesday Ted Talks
Every second Tuesday of the month beginning Jan. 9.
Subscribe for the full series for $65, or single tickets $15 online and $20 at the door. Details on each event can be found online. Register at
January 9th - Casey Brown - Revitalize Your Resolutions
February 13th - Salla Eckhardt - Navigating the AI Frontier
March 12th - Kate Gavigan - The Creative Comeback
April 9th - Lisa Port - Elevate Your Garden Design
May 14th - Bruce Balick - Unveiling the Cosmos
The talks will take place at Madison Park Bath House, 1898 43rd Avenue E Seattle, WA, 98112. Talks will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
Winter months are also our time to be mindful and supportive of our local restaurants and bars that always feel an economic lull after the holidays have passed and before the spring and summer seasons get us out again. We’ve got a counter to that: Neighbor’s Night Out. Make your reservations for dinner with friends at one of the 13 restaurants between Madison Park and Madison Valley. Choose a mid-week night when traffic is slow, pick a new spot each week or re-visit a spot you always liked but haven’t been back to in a while. Grab a group of friends and support your local eateries. We are lucky to have so many choices- many within walking distance- and so many flavors to choose from.
2024 is the Year to Volunteer
Friends of Madison Park’s website is filled with events planned for the year and a need for people to pitch in with their time and energy so that we can continue with the successful events of 2023 and new projects we want to get started in 2024.
Our VOLUNTEER PAGE makes it easy to see what is being planned and with a click, let you get involved. https://www.friendsofmadisonpark.com/volunteer.
One of our main goals for 2024 is our Beautify Madison Park Campaign. The vision is to spruce up our Business District with planters, flower baskets and benches, to weed, prune and clean up our public spaces in the park and along the beach, our road end parks and around the playground area. We have a city sponsored Spring Clean Up Day on April 20 and a Garden Tour scheduled for May 18. All these need VOLUNTEERS! VOLUNTEERS! And fundraising to make it all happen.
We also have an Easter Egg Hunt March 30, a Second Chance Spring Prom in the works, A Neighborhood Yard Sale to plan, the goal of a monthly Farmer’s Market, possibly a spring Art Walk to follow the popular September Art Walk, Kids Music Concerts and again the Children’s Parade and Picnic July 13, The Music in the Park each Thursday in August and our Warmth and Wine Fundraiser this coming October plus everything Halloween and December Holiday festivities.
2024 promises to be a full one. You get way more than you give when you become involved in these events- a strong connection to others in your community, a lot of smiling faces for all your good work, a knowledge that you are making a difference. Please join us!