Esther Beach open

Public Health Madison & Dane County tested bacteria levels and checked for algae blooms on 6/27/2022. The results were acceptable. The shallow near-shore temperature was 69. 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. conditions are acceptable.


Lake Monona

2802 Waunona Way
Madison, WI


Near South Towne Mall, off Broadway.


Small neighborhood beach on Lake Monona. Great views of downtown. Parking and restrooms available. Aquatic weeds are occasionally present, but not harmful to your health.

Water Quality Monitoring:



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

Safety Information

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