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Imagination Center at Reindahl Park

Spoke-N-Words at Reindahl Park

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Wild Rumpus at Reindahl Park

Madison Public Library is planning a new library and community facility at Reindahl Park. The proposed “Imagination Center at Reindahl Park” will not be an ordinary library. It will be a transformational space designed and directed by the northeast Madison community.

The Imagination Center at Reindahl Park will be a place for the community to gather and learn. It will be a safe place for social interaction, civic engagement, and cultural expression. The center will focus on holistic health and expanding economic opportunities for library visitors.

The story of the Imagination Center at Reindahl Park is yet to be written. What kind of center do northside neighbors want to see in their neighborhood? What types of services does their community need? Who should Madison Public Library partner with at the Imagination Center at Reindahl Park? Conversations are currently taking place to shape the future of the Imagination Center at Reindahl Park. We want YOU to be part of those conversations.

We will publish quarterly project updates detailing community engagement efforts and ongoing planning. The intention of these reports is to keep the community informed about the ongoing results of the engagement process for the​ Imagination Center at Reindahl Park and provide opportunities to shape engagement results.

Based on extensive community conversations in 2019, an initial plan for the Imagination Center will be shared in the first half of 2020, with design budgeted to begin in 2021, and construction to begin in 2022.  


About the Project

Reindahl Community Engagement Fact Sheet, August 2019

Presentation to the Library Board, August 1, 2019


Quarterly Updates

October 2019 - English   -   octubre de 2019 español
June 2019  - English   -   junio de 2019 español​
April  2019  - English   -   abril de 2019  español​​
January 2019  -  English   -   enero de 2019 español


Planning Documents

Eastside Strategic Plan - Communities Informing Libraries. Madison Public Library, 2016.


Reindahl Imagination Center in the News

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

A Wild Rumpus: AnjiPlay Experience

Wild Rumpus

Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. 

Jun 17, 2019