Last Updated: 02/01/2023

Latest Update

February 01, 2023

Engberg Anderson Architects is working with city staff to develop an expansion project that addresses the Center’s multiple needs identified during the public engagement process. The team has worked through the Pre Design phase and completed the Pre Design Report which documents the public engagement feedback, the values and goals statements, the analysis of data and needs, the design direction, and the anticipated project schedule.

The Pre Design Report can be found here: WPCRC Expansion Pre-Design FINAL Report and Appendix.

The team is starting on the Schematic Design phase which will develop the building massing, floor plan, and scope of interior changes.

Project Overview

This project consists of public engagement and the design and construction of an expansion to the existing Warner Park Community Recreation Center building located at 1625 Northport Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53704. The building is located in Warner Park near Northport Drive and the Mallards Ballpark. Since the original construction, the need for community recreation and program areas have increased and the building requires an expansion of space. A Programming and Facility Study was completed in 2017 to develop programming needs and options for expansion. The study also documented the need for system upgrades, general performance improvements, accessibility and other health and safety compliance modifications, workspace updates, architectural upgrades, leased space improvements, and site improvements. Please visit City of Madison Park's project page "HERE" for more information about this project's history.  The current project will determine the expansion needs through a robust public engagement process. The public outreach will guide the design of the facility addition.

November 16, 2022:
Parks held a virtual public meeting to present the pre-design community input gathered over the last several months.  Public outreach consisted of an online survey (in English, Spanish and Hmong) open through October 31, 2022, and a series of virtual stakeholder meetings. The findings from the survey and the stakeholder discussions were presented at a public meeting on November 14, 2022.  The presentation slides are available here: Warner Park Community Recreation Center Expansion Project Virtual PIM #1 Meeting Presentation Slides.  The next community meeting is anticipated during the project's schematic design phase.

Project Schedule

City User Agency: City of Madison Parks

Project Status: Planning
A/E Consultant RFP Advertisement: May 05, 2022
A/E Consultant RFP Due Date: June 02, 2022

RFP documents can be found on VendorNet and DemandStar
"All information regarding dates/times/locations are informational and should be verified with the RFP documents"

Planning and Design: September 2022 - April 2023
Construction and Bid Doc Preparation: April 2023 - August 2023

Construction Start Date: December 2023
Expected Completion Date: September 2024

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates, times and locations will be indicated below as this project progresses.

Public Information Meetings

Nov. 14, 2022  Public Information Meeting #1 Meeting Presentation Slides

City Process Meetings

July 20, 2021 Board of Public Works File #72262
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract for Purchase of Services (Architect) with Engberg Anderson Architects, Inc. to provide professional architectural and engineering consultant design services and construction administrative services for the existing Warner Park Community Recreation Center building located at 1625 Northport Drive