Welcome to the park filled Heritage Heights neighborhood.
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