Alumni Park

Grand Opening Celebrations 2017

Today, construction. Tomorrow, inspiration.

Currently under construction between Memorial Union and the Red Gym, Alumni Park will create a lakefront green space devoted to celebrating the Wisconsin Idea: the principle that the University should benefit people throughout Wisconsin and beyond. The Wisconsin Idea begins on campus. Alumni make it ripple around the world. Alumni Park honors the Wisconsin Idea by honoring the Badgers who have shaped our lives. One Alumni Place, a new alumni-focused visitor center, will be the home on campus for graduates and friends.

Create a Tribute

There’s only so much space in Alumni Park, and many thousands of UW alumni have left their mark on our world (and in some cases, beyond our world). We knew we couldn’t include them all. But then, Alumni Park isn’t the end of a conversation — it’s the beginning.

Add a tribute to the future digital Alumni Park. Is there a UW-Madison graduate who has shaped your life? A Badger you want to thank? An alumnus or alumna whose work is too important to miss? Create a tribute here.

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Alumni Park in 6 Numbers

1.3

Size of the Park, in Acres

207

Alumni Featured in Exhibits

4,000

Donors who have supported Alumni Park and One Alumni Place

50

Exhibits (Sculptures, Statues, Panels, Inscriptions)

500

Linear Feet of Improved Shoreline

7,877

Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, and Perennials to be Planted

Progress Toward Our Goal

Construction has been underway since the summer of 2015. Alumni Park and Place grand opening celebrations will take place in 2017. Flip through to see images of what the park will look like when it’s done and the construction work that’s making it happen.

Thank You, Generous Alumni and Friends!

Alumni Park and One Alumni Place are gifts to campus from grateful graduates. Although the Wisconsin Alumni Association has guided the process, it’s generous alumni who have made it possible.

Thank you.

To learn more, email Mary Carbine. To make a donation, please contact Paula Bonner or Kelly De Haven.

Support Today!
  • Nancy Z. & Thomas F. Plunkett
  • Ruth Frankenberger
  • Dawn Lutz
  • Mark Telpner
  • Randall Marks
  • Gerald Engel
  • Kelly Flesch
  • Linda & Kenneth W. Ciriacks
  • Daniel Fahey
  • Dr & Mrs James D Hart
  • Susan White
  • Diane & Ronald Leafblad
  • Katharine C. Lyall
  • Edward Rogan II Family
  • Thomas Ellenbecker
  • Richard H. Weaver & Barbara B. Weaver
  • Deepankar Medhi & Karen Thompson Medhi
  • Carl Seidel
  • Sara Longworth & Tom Longworth
  • Marilyn Putz

Park Yourself Here @AlumniPark

If you pass by Alumni Park in progress, post a photo on Instagram — or call out your favorite Badger alumni with a picture or tweet — and share them with us.

Contact Mary Carbine

Mary Carbine

Contact Paula Bonner

Paula Bonner

Contact Kelly De Haven

Kelly De Haven