The City’s Imagination Center at Reindahl Park is ready for the next step in the construction process, and the City needs your input at its next virtual public information meeting, 6 p.m., Nov. 6, 2023, via Zoom. Registration prior is required.
The new community facility will include a library and a park pavilion to be built at 1818 Portage Road, Madison, Wis., 53704, at Reindahl Park. It is a 17,500 square foot facility, that will serve as a vibrant, multifunctional indoor-outdoor library and community space, bringing much-needed library and city services to northeast Madison.
Join Engineering, Library, and Parks staff and representatives from JLA Architects to review current designs for the building and learn more about the project.
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 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.
The Imagination Center at Reindahl Park vision emerged after years of Madison Public Library staff-guided research and community input sessions to identify gaps in civic and social services on the east side. Over a period of five years, library staff reached out to residents from all backgrounds in grassroots, face-to-face listening sessions, resulting in a demonstrated need for a northeast side library and city services center. The Imagination Center will serve approximately 26,000 residents on the city’s diverse northeast side. Please visit the Imagination Center at Reindahl Park Scoping Study PDF pdf and Imagination Center at Reindahl Park for additional information.