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Imagination Center at Reindahl Park

Spoke-N-Words at Reindahl Park

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


Wild Rumpus at Reindahl Park

Madison Public Library is planning a new library and community facility at Reindahl Park. The planned “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.


Floor Plan Feedback

Madison Public Library and Madison Parks are hosting two engagement events to share a possible floor plan for the Imagination Center at Reindahl Park. This floor plan is not final and is just one possibility for how the interior of the Imagination Center could be organized. We want to hear from you to make sure we design a facility that meets the needs of the community. Can't attend?  Share your feedback with us via email at by October 31, 2022.

View a possible Imagination Center floor plan.


Past Public Meetings


Past 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

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

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