Tenney Beach open

Public Health Madison & Dane County tested bacteria levels and checked for algae blooms on 6/5/2023. The results were acceptable. The shallow near-shore temperature was 64°F. 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

1300 Sherman Ave
Madison, WI


In Tenney Park, near the locks


Large, popular beach on Lake Mendota. Parking and restrooms available.

Water Quality Monitoring:



  • Drinking Water
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Volleyball

Safety Information

  • Swim Ropes: Yes
  • Lifeguard: No
Image: Tenney - beach is open