SW Path Prsirie Burn

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

This web site provides information about the association, introduces our officers and committee chairs, and brags about our activities and accomplishments.

Browse and enjoy.  Then take a walk or bike ride through our wonderful neighborhood; shop at our neighborhood businesses; and join in the activities of our Neighborhood Council and committees.

And, please us your feedback if you find any problems with this site.  Comments can be directed to

Controlled Prairie Burn - Photo credit: SW Path, by  Steve Glass        

DMNA 2015-16 Membership Form

If you have not yet completed a DMNA membership form, please print, compete and mail the form below with your $12.00 check for annual dues, payable to DMNA, to the DMNA membership chair, Kathy Engebretsen, 610 Baltzell St, Madison, 53711.

Our annual fall membership drive is wrapping up, but we know we have not been able to contact all households. It is especially hard to reach residents who live in security-locked buildings. Please join if we have missed you.

Click "Read more" below to find the 2015-16 membership form attachment, if the link is not visible.

Subscribe to the DMNA News Email

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.

Subscribers only need to provide their email address to receive messages. These email addresses will not be used for other purposes or distributed to any other parties.

New Video of DMNA History&Nature Trail Launch Event, 2015

Watch this fascinating 15 minute video of the first event launching the new DMNA History&Nature Trail, featuring Sandy Stark, Molly Fifield-Murray, Peter Nause, and Kathy Miner, with great information, at this link:


Nature&History Trail Tour Part of Monroe Street Festival Oct 10th

DMNA Path & Parks Committees are coordinating with Friends of Lake Wingra to sponsor one more guided tour along part of out Nature&History Trail Project this year. 

We will offer a tour of green spaces and the historic Arbor House Inn at 2pm saturday, Oct 10th, starting at the DMNA/FOLW tables near the Monroe Street entrance to Wingra Park, and winding up at the Arbor House Inn ar the intersection of Monroe and Copeland Streets.  

Looking for information about local lakes?

If you'd like to know more about lake conditions before heading to a Madison beach, check out for information.

Announcing The New Directory Cover!

The votes are in, and after a close race we are pleased to annouce that Kathy Engebretsen's photo of the boats on Lake Wingra will be the new cover for the 2015 DMNA directory.  

We appreciate everyone who participated, and a special thanks to all of the very tanlented photographers who submitted pictures!


Back Cover Photo

Wingra School Addition: Design Drawings

Wingra School has propsed a single story addition on the north-northwest side of the existing building.  The addition will include a multi-purpose room, administrative offices, an elevator, and an entrance vestibule to focus on a controlled access point into the school. 


Please Help the Commonwealth Commons Project

If you've walked or biked on the SW Path where it crosses Commonwealth Avenue, you've probably noticed a mysterious project covered in a blue tarp.  This stone and wood seating area is the public gathering portion of the butterfly and pollinator project that has been partially funded by a Neighborhood Planning Grant. 

The project needs your help to cover its expenses following the vandalism that destroyed several of the large flagstones at the site. 

The Green Project - 1906 Monroe Street

Public Meeting Will Be July 16th at 7pm at HotelRED

For further details please read the provided information from the project's design team:


Subscribe to Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood Association - Madison WI RSS