Park Map

Explore Alumni Park

Discover exhibits that celebrate alumni achievements and what it means to be a Badger. While in the park, come back to to get the stories behind the exhibits.

Each area of Alumni Park offers something special for you to explore and enjoy.

Full map of Alumni Park.

Welcome Plaza and Fountain

A perfect place to gather, with a backlit granite fountain where water falls over ripples carved in stone.

Alumni Way

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
  • Education
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Exploration
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Government & Social Policy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Media & Journalism

Explore Areas of Distinction >

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 >

The Lantern

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 >

Progress Point

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.

Full map of Alumni Park.