Neighborhood Garage Sale: May 17th-19th

The Walnut Grove neighborhood annual garage sale is fast approaching! This neighborhood event will take place Thursday May 17th, Friday May 18th, and Saturday May 19th. Please join in by hosting your own garage sale or shopping others’!

You’ll find fabulous deals on children’s clothing, baby necessities, sports equipment, furniture, household items… You name it, you’ll find it here! Due to the road construction, look for balloons or a rummage sale signs in front of houses participating on the following streets:

Within Walnut Grove:

  • Westfield Road between Old Sauk and Mineral Point
  • Colony Circle
  • Colony Drive
  • Springwood Circle
  • Lemonade and Crafts for Sale at intersection of Whitacre Rd and N Westfield Rd

Neighboring Areas:

  • E Oakbrook Circle
  • Gray Fox Circle
  • Sandy Court
  • Pond View Court
  • Settlers Rd
  • Boundary Rd
  • Fortune Drive
  • Hillcrest Ave
  • Elmwood Ave
  • Falcon Court

Rain, snow, or sun This is on!

Want your street added to the list above? Please contact Liz at and Alice O’Connor at

Annual Safety Day at SwimWest on May 5th, 2018

SwimWest is excited to announce it will be hosting its 22nd Annual Safety Day on May 5th, 2018, at the Madison West location located at 1001 Deming Way. Safety stations will be run from 12:30pm-2:00pm, along with fun activities sponsored by local partners:

  • I9 sports
  • Badger Gymnastics
  • Infinity Martial Arts
  • Musical Pathways Foundation
  • Middleton Fire Department

Open Swim will be from 2:00pm-3:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Any questions call SwimWest at (608) 831-6829.

**Please bring an item to donate to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), which offers a wide array of crisis services for victims of domestic violence in Dane County. Visit their website to view their wish list: ** SwimWest aspires to achieve zero drownings in Wisconsin. SwimWest hosts Safety Day every year with safety stations emphasizing safe practices in and around the water.


Street Resurfacing Project

As many of you already know, Spring is here and in Wisconsin Spring=Construction! We’ve had some questions from neighbors regarding the current resurfacing work being completed by the city. Here are some answers!

Current projects affect multiple streets and circles in the Walnut Grove neighborhood, including, but not limited to N Westfield, Walnut Grove, Farmington and Rye Circle.

  • Resurfacing of Streets
  • Curb + Gutter Replacement
  • Apron Replacement

The resurfacing of streets is 100% covered by the city. Curb + Gutter Replacements and Driveway Apron Replacements are a shared cost between the City of Madison and the resident. If you are being impacted, you should have already received a special assessment.

How does this affect where you park?

During resurfacing, you cannot park on your street during hours when the city is hard at work. You can park on your driveway at this time. You are not able to drive on your street during paving and for 2 hours following completion.

During curb, gutter and apron replacement, you cannot drive or park on these areas for 7 days following completion. You can park on your street directly in front of your house.

Many of you have “no parking” signs on your streets. Here’s the rule: Don’t park on your street while construction is underway OR leave your car on the street when you are not home and available to move it. You are ok to park on your street during night time hours (7pm-7am). If you are parked on the street and access is needed, workers will knock on your door and ask that you move your vehicle.

If you have any questions that this did not answer, feel free to contact the project lead, Stewart Mael at