It’s spring in Middleton and the city is blooming.
Wisconsin is in its second phase of reopening, and Middleton businesses and hotels are following safety procedures, offering extra services such as outdoor seating and curbside pickup for restaurants and online options and virtual shopping for some local shops. Wisconsin does have state-mandated occupancy limits for shops and restaurants which are determined by the location’s business and size and many businesses request or require guests to practice certain safety measures.
In addition to washing hands and social distancing, Dane County has also issued a mandatory mask order, so please remember that those 5 years and older must wear a mask unless they fall under one of the exemptions listed on the Public Health Madison & Dane County.
Working together, we can all enjoy our summer and the things we love to do!
Things to Do
Also back in business is the Greenway Station Farmers Market—come and explore what local producers have to offer in fruits, veggies, flowers and more. The market is located in the Greenway Station parking lot by Ancho & Agave and runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 1. Please check out the link to view the measures that vendors are taking for your safety, as well as the safety measures asked of guests.
Dane County on June 15 moved into Phase 2 of Public Health Madison and Dane County’s Forward Dane COVID-19 plan, meaning businesses like restaurants, gyms and retail establishments can operate at 50 percent capacity with public health requirements and physical distancing in place. Dozens of Middleton restaurants are now open for outdoor dining and safe-distance indoor dining, and many still offer curbside pickup and delivery options. Check out our restaurant listings and contact specific businesses for more information.
Pleasant View Golf Course
Pleasant View Golf Course has opened for the season and is welcoming golfers to southern Wisconsin’s most scenic golf course, selected as a gold medal winner the last three years running in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison awards. Enjoy 27 holes of scenic beauty on the woods, prairie or lake courses.
Marshall Boats, which operates a rental service out of Marshall Park on the shores of Lake Mendota, is now open for the season through Labor Day. Stand-up paddleboards, single and tandem kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats are all available to rent seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last boats out at 7 p.m.).
Parks and Other Areas
Pheasant Branch Conservancy is ready for hikers and bicyclists to take to the trails and remains free and open to the public. Some of the city’s other parks and amenities remain closed; an updated list may be viewed here.
The Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center is all open with safety measures in place that visitors are encouraged to review before visiting. Unfortunately, due to safety concerns with COIVD-19, the city’s splash pad at Lakeview Park is not open this summer.
Dane County Parks
Dane County parks are open with some restrictions. See the Dane County parks department website for more information.
County park properties in the Middleton area include:
- Mendota County Park
- Pheasant Branch Conservancy
- Dorn Creek Fishery and Wildlife Area
- North Mendota Prairie Unit Wildlife Area
Governor Nelson State Park
Wisconsin state parks resumed normal hours in late May — 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. A daily or yearly pass is required to access Governor Nelson State Park. Find more information here.