Explore Alumni Park
Discover exhibits that celebrate alumni achievements and what it means to be a Badger. While in the park, come back to alumnipark.com to get the stories behind the exhibits.
Each area of Alumni Park offers something special for you to explore and enjoy.
Welcome Plaza and Fountain
A perfect place to gather, with a backlit granite fountain where water falls over ripples carved in stone.
Along the central walkway, 18-foot-long limestone and porcelain panels represent the pillars of the Wisconsin Idea: Service, Discovery, Tradition, Leadership, and Progress. Explore Alumni Way >
Areas of Distinction
Showcases achievements in:
- Arts & Humanities
- Computers & Technology
- Ecology & the Environment
- Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
- Food & Nutrition
- Government & Social Policy
- Health & Medicine
- Media & Journalism
Badger Pride Wall
An 80-foot-long, backlit wall of COR-TEN steel features Madison Artist, Nate Koehler’s whimsical renditions of UW icons. Explore Badger Pride Wall >
A seven-foot-high steel cone, lit from within illuminates 10 decades of university culture, and inspirational quotations from alumni commencement speakers. Explore The Lantern >
An overlook with sweeping lake views, a historic Numen Lumen seal, and stainless-steel bearing lines that point to places and moments in UW history. Explore Progress Point >
Well Red Bucky Sculpture
Bucky Badger, the UW’s beloved mascot, showcased in an eight-foot-high bronze-and-glass sculpture by sculptor Douwe Blumberg. Explore Well Red >
An intimate outdoor space with amphitheater seating for gatherings, classes, public programs, and performances.