Welcome to the beautiful and mature neighborhood of Heritage Heights.
Heritage Heights boasts quiet, tree lined streets, spacious homes, large private backyards and quick access to over 100 acres of parks & sanctuary space. Positioned within a triangle of three of east Madison’s big new developments (Union Corners, Royster Corners & the proposed Grandview Commons commercial center), this mature neighborhood is sure to delight.
Love biking to stuff? Many urban amenities are within a short bike ride (or drive), like the Jade Monkey, Crema Cafe, Pinney Branch Library, Heritage Cafe, Java Cat, Metro Market, the Great Dane, & Hiestand Park sledding hill & disc golf course are just a few local favorites within a short distance. Grab your farm fresh produce from the Capitol View Farmers Market which is held across the street from the Great Dane, every Wednesday, June – October. Cyclists will surely appreciate easy access to Lake Monona, the Capitol square (just a 6 mile bike ride) and many gorgeous country road routes.
The Heritage Heights Neighborhood Association works hard to cultivate a neighborly vibe by organizing numerous events throughout the year like a picnic, movie in the park, holiday party with Santa, Easter egg hunt, neighborhood garage sales, park clean up days and even a neighborhood Euchre tournament.
You’ll find over 100 acres of park & sanctuary space within a leisurely walk of Heritage Heights
Kennedy Park– 22.72 acres. Features basketball, open field, playground, soccer, tennis, volleyball, a bike path leading to Kennedy school, plus a large sun shelter with several picnic tables, electricity & drinking fountain.
Heritage Heights Park 8.11 acres. Features basketball, ice skating, open field, playground, shelter & tennis.
Heritage Sanctuary 9.34 acres. Features 0.5 miles of trails for hiking & snowshoeing. “At peak trillium bloom in mid-May, Heritage Sanctuary is unequaled. Under an oak forest canopy lies a wildflower carpet more typical of a maple forest. The winding trail takes you through this unusual woodland community.” -City of Madison Parks site
Heritage Prairie 4.28 acres. Offers hiking & snowshoeing.
Elvehjem Park 5.39 acres. Soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts & a reservable shelter. The park is next to Elvehjem nature sanctuary and elementary school.
Elvehjem Nature Sanctuary 11.62 acres. Features 1.2 miles of trails for hiking & snowshoeing. “Located within Elvehjem Park, the sanctuary is a red oak-basswood forest on a northwest facing hillside with exposed sandstone bedrock. Trails through Acewood Greenway connect the Sanctuary to Heritage Prairie.” -City of Madison Parks site
Kingston Onyx Park 4.73 acres. Featuring a basketball court, open field & playground. New playground equipment is coming in 2016! Visit the park’s webpage for more info.
McGinnis Park 4.07 acres. Features an open field & playground.
Hiestand Park 46.27 acres. Featuring basketball courts, disc golf, open field, playground, scenic overlook, shelter, sledding hill & soccer fields. “In 2009, a new pedestrian bridge was installed to connect both sides of the park, a new bike path was installed to connect the park to the nearby neighborhood, and a new sun shelter with solar lights was installed to make this a great park for your family gatherings.” -City of Madison Parks site
Heistand Woods Conservation Park 11.78 acres. Features .3 miles of hiking trails. “Large red oaks dominate this wooded park located on a northern slope. Trilliums cover the ground with a blanket of white during May.” -City of Madison Parks site