City of Pride . . .
And It Shows!
Bordered by water and wetlands, Monona is proud of
its beautiful natural surroundings, its businesses and the community life
it can offer to both its residents and visitors. Located just a few
miles across Lake Monona from the State Capital and downtown Madison,
Monona offers all the benefits of a small community with the additional
benefits of an urban neighbor.
Monona has 24 beautiful parks with over 330 acres of
public open space. These parks feature something for everyone with wooded
walking paths and bike trails, access to area lakes, 12 playgrounds,
softball & baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and shelters and
gazebos. The Aldo Leopold Nature Center, a popular attraction, is also
located in Monona. With 4.5 miles of shoreline on Lake Monona, and
the Yahara River running through it, Monona provides residents and
businesses a beautiful setting with plenty of activities near and on the
A community with small town character, Monona prides
itself in its range of high quality benefits and services it offers its residents. The
million Monona Grove High School provides students
with state-of-the art facilities and resources. In addition, a full-range
of municipal services are offered in the community including police, fire
and recreation services. Many organized sports leagues and
recreation programs are offered for all ages, from soccer and swimming to
chorus, dramatics, line dancing and painting. A wide range of health care services are
provided locally, with convenient access to the world class University of
Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Monona is proud of its community center, community
pool and community events. The large modern community center is used for
city and private events. The Monona Community Pool, built in 1993,
is one of the most spectacular water parks in the area, with a diving
area, lap swimming lanes, a special "Kiddie Pool" and fun area
and an exciting water slide. Monona is known as a great place for
community events and festivals. Each year Monona features one of the
largest Memorial Day parades in the area. The Monona Community
Festival spans 2 days in early July and provides fun for the entire
family, including Fourth of July events, fireworks, Taste of Monona,
carnival midway, food, entertainment, parades, 5k run and 1.5 mile walk and
art fair. With the Summer "Back Porch" concerts, featuring
local musicians and groups; Wisconsin senior games; holiday bazaar and
activities; and a multitude of other activities, Monona residents
play an active role in their community!
Business & Redevelopment Opportunities
Monona is proud to be home to over 500 businesses large and small. Most of Monona's businesses are
located along Monona Drive, Monona's Main Street, and along Broadway, a
commercial district undergoing major redevelopment. Additional
businesses are located in the South Towne
Mall, Office Park and Industrial Park area.
Monona has taken advantage of opportunities for
redevelopment along Broadway and Highway 12 & 18 since the
construction of the new Beltline Highway in 1988.Formerly a
four-lane state highway, Broadway is being transformed into a commercial
street with an urban streetscape and now includes a variety of thriving
old and new commercial businesses. In addition, the 15-acre River
Place office and commercial center has been developed off the Yahara River
with a boardwalk for access to the riverfront, and Pier 37, the newest
commercial center has adopted a nautical name and distinctive
is also proud of all the opportunities it can offer for future business
development and redevelopment, especially along Broadway and the Beltline.
Monona Calendar of Events
(State-wide Calendar of Events)
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Monona: City of Pride
Beautiful Natural Environment
Outstanding Community Life
Business Community & Redevelopment Opportunities
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For information on the surrounding area
visit Dane County
Photos courtesy of the City of Monona