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Amenities

  • Drinking Water
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Volleyball
Contacts
PHMDC
(608) 266-4821
Madison Parks
(608) 266-4711

James Madison Beach

Lake Mendota

Address: 614 E. Gorham Street, Madison
Directions: James Madison Park. See map below.
Description: Park/beach located downtown on Lake Mendota. On street parking. Restrooms available.
Water Quality Monitoring: PHMDC
Safety Information
Swim
Ropes
Lifeguard
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Message from PHMDC

Public Health Madison - Dane County tested bacteria levels at the beaches on July 24, 2017. The results were acceptable. The shallow, near-shore water temperature was 76°F. Algae levels vary over time depending on waves and wind. Use common sense and avoid contact with algal blooms that you may observe. Do not let children or pets play in areas where blue-green algae blooms are evident.