Eken Park is getting a historical marker to be placed in Eken Park commemorating the neighborhoods history. This committee is working with the city to plan the installation and design that historical marker and gathering space.
Updates regularly shared at the neighborhood meeting
Contact: Ben Shannon
Eken Park Neighborhood Association would like to create a celebration of the neighborhood for its residents and other Madisonians. This committee is currently working on planning the first of many Eken Park Block Parties.
Contact: Catie Shannon
If you are interested in getting involved in a committee, email the contact for the committee or one of the co-chairs listed on the neighborhood contact page. If you have an idea for a new committee, email one of the co-chairs to get your idea on the agenda for the next meeting.
Eken Park Neighborhood Association supported a Make Music Madison performance location in Washington Manor Park on the east end of the neighborhood.
Eken Park Neighborhood Association collaborated with other stakeholder groups to advocate for public use of an under-utilized greenway along Starkweather Creek, located in the Eken Park neighborhood. These efforts resulted in the construction of the City of Madison McCormick Dog Park and the McCormick Community Gardens.
September 2007 to Present
Beginning in September of 2007 and for several years after, Eken Park Neighborhood Association collaborated with Emerson East Neighborhood Association and local businesses to hold family-friendly EEEP!Fest block party at the corner of Johnson and North Streets.
Eken Park Neighborhood Association utilized money from the City of Madison Neighborhood Grant Program to produce Welcome Kits for new neighbors. Kits consisted of a reusable cloth tote bag imprinted with the neighborhood association logo and containing a binder of information useful to new residents (prior to the ease of internet searches).
Eken Park Neighborhood Association assisted in the upgrade of Eken Park playground and equipment by raising additional funds to combine with previously allocated Community Development Block Grant funds. New features expanded playground accessibility to children of all abilities.
Prior to the popularity of social media, for many years Eken Park Neighborhood Association produced a tri-annual 12-page newspaper that was mailed to each household within the borders of Eken Park.