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Imagination Center at Reindahl Park

Imagination Center at Reindahl Park

This library is in the planning stages and has no open hours.


November 2023 Public Information Meeting Recording Available

Public Involvement
The City’s Imagination Center at Reindahl Park is ready for the next step in the construction process, and the City recently requested input from the community at a virtual public information meeting held in November 2023 via Zoom. Read the full press release: Imagination Center at Reindahl Park Moves Forward, Meeting Set

A recording and presentation slides can be found on the following links:

The Imagination Center is a unique collaboration that involves four partners: Madison Public Library, City of Madison Engineering, Madison Parks and Madison Public Library Foundation.  The Imagination Center will be conveniently located off East Washington Avenue at Reindahl Park in a high-visibility corridor and serve a rapidly growing residential population.  With a serene setting, a combined city services menu, and an interweaving of nature, play and learning, the center will lift up the entire city.  It will close service gaps and improve equity.  


Past Public Meetings


Planning Documents

Imagination Center at Reindahl Park, Scoping Study. March 2020.
Eastside Strategic Plan - Communities Inspiring Libraries. Madison Public Library, 2016.


Imagination Center at Reindahl Park in the News

Madison to update master plan for sprawling Reindahl Park as big project there looms. Dean Mosiman. Wisconsin State Journal, July 30, 2022.

Preliminary designs show vision for new 'Imagination Center' library at Reindahl Park. Logan Reigstad.  Channel3000. January 27, 2022. 

First public meeting set for new Imagination Center at Reindahl Park. Andrew Walker. January 27, 2022.

Madison unveils $16.1 million 'Imagination Center' with library, pavilion at Reindahl Park. Dean Mosiman. Wisconsin State Journal. January 26, 2022.

City and library release "Imagination Center" plans for Reindahl Park. Marcus Aarsvold. NBC15 TV. January 26, 2022.

From civic space to child care, east side residents envision possibilities for proposed Reindahl Imagination Center. Abigail Becker. The Capital Times. March 4, 2020.

Soil Drilling, Testing to Begin in Reindahl Park. Hannah Mohelnitzky. City of Madison Press Release. November 19, 2019.

Ald. Samba Baldeh: Reindahl Park Library Would Bring Services to Those with Greatest Needs. Samba Baldeh, District 17 Alder. The Cap Times. October 17, 2019.

Snakes and Slides: How Locals are Imagining the Reindahl Imagination Center. Michelle Baik, NBC-15 TV. October 8, 2019.

Reindahl Imagination Center Would Be More Than "A Library in a Park". Abigail Becker, The Cap Times. June 17, 2019.

Madison Considers Building $17M Library, Community Center at Reindahl Park. Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal. August 9, 2017.

Fire Department Visit to Reindahl Park

Articles featuring Imagination Center at Reindahl Park

Free Mending at the Library

The Sewing Machine Project is offering free mending services on Thursday mornings at Central Library in Madison, Wisconsin

Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending at two Madison Public Library locations

Mar 15, 2024