Green Space and Community Gathering

The Madison Public Market will be a place that creates community and brings people together through a celebration of local food and art. Many opportunities for placemaking are integrated into the Public Market design including multiple outdoor patios and lounge areas, indoor/exterior artwork, and community meeting and event spaces.

Outdoor patio and lounge areas provide seating, food cart vending, B-cycle rental, bike parking, and connect to nearby green spaces. (Check out the Market site plan to see these spaces)

Take your Market meal to go! Adjacent to the Public Market is Burr Jones Field, an expansive green space bordered by the Yahara river and the Yahara River bike path.

  • Imagine taking your lunch out to the park for a picnic.
  • Or, canoeing up the Yahara River to a Public Market boat launch.
  • Perhaps, after you’ve filled up at the Market, you might grab a B-Cycle and head down the Bike Path to ride along picturesque Lake Mendota or Lake Monona.
  • Or, ride up to the Square and to State Street.

Because of the Market’s fantastic and convenient central location, all of these options and more become possible!

“I just love supporting our LOCAL business owners! Hearing that the Public Market was coming to Madison was so exciting. It’s so awesome knowing I’d have the opportunity to experience a variety of local vendors in one spot! Personally, I look forward to bringing my family, knowing the quality the Madison Public Market will bring… It just feels good.” - Suzanne N. Johnson, Vice President Branch Banking, Park Bank

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