Monroe Street Reconstruction 2018: What to Expect

Prepared with community input by the DMNA Transportation Committee

A Few Tips

March through November will be a challenging time for the neighborhood – construction, dust, noise, and disruptions to parking and traffic. While Reconstruction will be difficult, the process has been years in the making, and promises to provide many upgrades for residents and visitors. During Reconstruction, please consider:

About Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association (DMNA)

SW Path Prsirie Burn

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

This website provides information about the neighborhood, our association, DMNA officers and committee chairs, and much more. Please browse and enjoy. We encourage you and your family to take a walk or bike ride through our wonderful neighborhood; shop at our local businesses; and join in the upcoming activities and events.

Additional information about our neighborhood, including upcoming events, community garage sales, part-time job offerings, timely news, free items available, and more, can also be found via various other resources, including: (enter your home address and preferred email) or by joining The Green Google Group,

Photo credit:  "Boats on Wingra" by Kathleen Engebretsen        

Movies That Matter

All are welcome to join the DMNA Social Justice Committee for two upcoming "Movies That Matter" screenings this winter. 

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7 pm at Wingra School: “A Place At The Table” 

DMNA Letter Re. Proposed Development of Associated Bank Site

January 9, 2018
To Whom It May Concern,

We are writing in regards to Urban Land Interests’ (ULI) proposal to redevelop the current Associated Bank property at 1720 Monroe St into a 5-story mixed-use building. We wish to inform you that the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association (DMNA), which represents the neighborhood surrounding and including this property, neither supports nor opposes ULI’s plans as proposed.

Meet Me Outside: New Outdoor Playscape at Wingra School

Sitting on the hill, in the midst of Dudgeon Park, Wingra School, an independent K-8 progressive school, has spent two years working on a plan to design an outdoor playscape that reflects their commitment to outdoor play and environmental education.   “Meet Me Outside” was born out of a desire to create a sustainable landscape that would spark the curiosity of students, neighbors, and friends.  The playscape will include natural landscapes for climbing and exploring, a music area, boardwalk, rain and pollinator gardens, a food forest, a council ring, and a stage.

SW Path Spring Updates & Volunteer Opportunities


DMNA Prairie, intersection of Odana Rd & SW Path              

Contact: Sue Reindollar,

Tasks: Mostly maintaining the diversity of this beautifully established showcase prairie. Spring burn and cleanup, staying on top of highly invasive hedge parsley & garlic mustard.  Schedule varies.


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DMNA News is an email list sponsored by the Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood Association to periodically send information about activities of interest to residents of the neighborhood.

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