Memorial Union (Pier) Beach open

Public Health Madison & Dane County tested bacteria levels and checked for algae blooms on 6/28/2022. The results were acceptable. Even though the results were acceptable at the time of monitoring, algae levels can change quickly depending on waves and wind. Always take a look at water conditions before you enter the water and avoid contact with algae blooms.


Lake Mendota

800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI


Just off Memorial Union Terrace


The swimming pier is located just off of the Memorial Union Terrace. The swimming area is at the end of the pier; there is virtually no beach area.

Water Quality Monitoring:


Safety Information

For safety and amenity information, please contact the park office at (608) 262-5865.

Image: Memorial Union (Pier) - beach is open