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2021 Summer Activities

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The City of Madison is starting a new text alert system focused on city events and activities.  Get updates on 2021 summer youth activities and more by texting EVENTS to 8555831165.

Due to necessary electrical repairs and safety concerns, the City of Madison is unable to open the Madison Aquatic Center for the 2021 season. Like many of our community members, we are incredibly disappointed regarding the situation, but we must place public safety as a top priority. However, the City remains steadfast in our commitment to provide a safe and fun summer for our youth. We are excited to expand upon existing summer activities and add new ones to provide entertainment throughout the summer.

2021 Summer Activities are offered at a variety of locations in Madison.  Click the links below for more information on all the fun! Events will be added, so keep checking back for updates.

Pool Trips

The City of Madison is organizing bus trips to pools in neighboring towns to help area youth to have fun and keep cool this summer. Registration is required to attend, and is utilizing the Community Center registration software.  However, this is a City of Madison event, so please Contact City Hall at 256-7500 ext. 3 with any questions on registering. Ask for Traci Namken in Finance or City Administrator Jameson Berreth.

Visit the following link to register.
Registration Portal

Rules and Information

There is no cost to participate in any of the pool trips.
A free lunch is available courtesy of Madison Central School District if desired.
Kids must be at least 7 years old due to requirements at some of the pool facilities they will be visiting.
Trips will occur typically two times per week on Mondays and Thursdays starting Monday, June 28 and continuing through the end of July. The only exception will be Monday, July 5th which will not have a trip due to the Independence Day weekend.
Registration will open one week before the event.
Registration closes one day before the event to provide staff time to finalize arrangements.
Anyone interested in chaperoning may indicate so as part of the registration process. The City will reach out to volunteers as needed.
Each trip has a maximum capacity of 50 children.

Bus Schedule

The bus will pick up kids at several locations throughout town according to the schedule below and drop them off at the same locations. In general, the bus will leave town by 12 noon and return around 5pm. Exception: Dell Rapids July 26th.  The pool is reserved from 11am-1pm for our Madison Group.  The bus schedule is included in the registration for that day.

  1. Madison Middle/High School – NE 9th Street (11:15am)

  2. Washington School – North Lincoln Ave.  (11:20am)

  3. St. John's Lutheran Church – North Grant (11:23am)

  4. Harvest Point Apartments – Southeast 9th Street (11:28am)

  5. West Center Baptist Church – West Center Street (11:33am)

  6. Living Hope Church – Northwest 3rd Street (11:37am)

  7. Pool Park – Northwest 1st Street (11:40am)

  8. Madison Elementary – Northeast 9th Street (11:45am)

  9. Depart for Out-of-Town Pool Trip 


 Madison Splash Zones

Library Summer Reading Events

Community Center Youth Summer Programs

DownTown in MadTown - Fun for the whole family! Summer Concert Series starts July 20th.

Free Matinee every Wednesday at Dakota Cinema at 1:30! - Check out Dakota Cinema's Facebook Page for what movie is showing.

There will be the opportunity for students to ride the bus to and from the movie theater.  We have set up 6 bus stop locations around the community.  The movies will begin on Wednesday, June 23rd and run through Wednesday, August 11th.  The bus route will start at 12:45pm.  Below are the list of locations and approximate pick up times:
     1. The Old Washington School on North Lincoln Avenue –12:45pm
     2. St. John’s Lutheran Church on North Grant Avenue – 12:48pm
     3. Harvest Point Apartments on SE 9th Street – 12:52pm
     4. West Center Baptist Church on West Center Street – 12:56pm
     5. Living Hope Church on NW 3rd Street – 1:00pm
     6. Pool Park on NW 1st Street -1:05pm

Snow Removal Regulations

Click here for snow removal regulations.

Restricted Use Site - Hours of Operation

The Madison Restricted Use Site hours move to "By Appointment Only" on November 1. Due to the favorable weather, hours will be continued as follows. This will be reevaluated each week. Monday-Thursday 1:30pm to 4:00pm Friday-Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm