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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 “Reindahl Imagination Center” will not be an ordinary library. It will be a transformational space designed and directed by the northeast Madison community.

The Reindahl Imagination Center 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 Reindahl Imagination Center 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 Reindahl Imagination Center? Conversations are currently taking place to shape the future of the Reindahl Imagination Center. 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​ Reindahl Imagination Center and provide opportunities to shape engagement results.


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

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