SW Path Prsirie Burn

The Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood Association represents about 1,500 households in the residential and business area along Monroe Street, in the near-west side of Madison.  The Association was established in 1973.

This web site provides information about the association, introduces our officers and committee chairs, and brags about our activities and accomplishments.

Browse and enjoy.  Then take a walk or bike ride through our wonderful neighborhood; shop at our neighborhood businesses; and join in the activities of our Neighborhood Council and committees.

And, please us your feedback if you find any problems with this site.  Comments can be directed to

Controlled Prairie Burn - Photo credit: SW Path, by  Steve Glass        

Nature&History Trail Tour Part of Monroe Street Festival Oct 10th

DMNA Path & Parks Committees are coordinating with Friends of Lake Wingra to sponsor one more guided tour along part of out Nature&History Trail Project this year. 

We will offer a tour of green spaces and the historic Arbor House Inn at 2pm saturday, Oct 10th, starting at the DMNA/FOLW tables near the Monroe Street entrance to Wingra Park, and winding up at the Arbor House Inn ar the intersection of Monroe and Copeland Streets.  

Looking for information about local lakes?

If you'd like to know more about lake conditions before heading to a Madison beach, check out for information.

Announcing The New Directory Cover!

The votes are in, and after a close race we are pleased to annouce that Kathy Engebretsen's photo of the boats on Lake Wingra will be the new cover for the 2015 DMNA directory.  

We appreciate everyone who participated, and a special thanks to all of the very tanlented photographers who submitted pictures!


Back Cover Photo

Wingra School Addition: Design Drawings

Wingra School has propsed a single story addition on the north-northwest side of the existing building.  The addition will include a multi-purpose room, administrative offices, an elevator, and an entrance vestibule to focus on a controlled access point into the school. 


Please Help the Commonwealth Commons Project

If you've walked or biked on the SW Path where it crosses Commonwealth Avenue, you've probably noticed a mysterious project covered in a blue tarp.  This stone and wood seating area is the public gathering portion of the butterfly and pollinator project that has been partially funded by a Neighborhood Planning Grant. 

The project needs your help to cover its expenses following the vandalism that destroyed several of the large flagstones at the site. 

The Green Project - 1906 Monroe Street

Public Meeting Will Be July 16th at 7pm at HotelRED

For further details please read the provided information from the project's design team:

DMNA Nature & History Trail Map & Link to Narrative Page

Starting in July 2015, a printed map and accompanying narrative of trail stops will be available on the link below. Neighborhood tours will be launched July 9th (brochures will be in kiosks on SW Commuter Path/Glenway and in Wingra Park, as well as in some local businesses on Monroe Street).

Please follow this link to map and narrative:​

Effigy Mounds of Lake Wingra - new content from the DMNA History Committee:

Give Some Cash Save an Ash at Wingra Park

The playground area at Wingra Park is shaded by three mature ash trees.  With the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) spreading and threatening ash trees in Madison, we need to take immediate action to protect these important trees.  The DMNA Parks & Gardens Committee has begun a campaign to collect donations for the treatment of these crucial trees because the City cannot afford to treat trees in its parks.  If the trees die, the hot summer sun will heat up the playground equipment and require hats and slathered sunscreen to protect children's sensitive skin.


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