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UWPD warns of traffic delays for Badger game day

UWPD warns of traffic delays for Badger game day

University of Wisconsin police are reminding residents and visitors of possible delays on Badger football game days.

Close to 100,000 people head to downtown Madison to cheer on the Badgers on game day, and officials are reminding residents and visitors to give themselves extra time to get around.

In addition to Badger game day traffic, thousands will be in Madison this weekend for Ironman, which takes place on Sunday.

UWPD officials said some items are not allowed inside Camp Randall Stadium, including bags larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches, food, beverages, containers, strollers, umbrellas, flags, banners, signs, inflatables, noisemakers, laser pointers and weapons.

Gates will open an hour and a half before kick-off, and spectators should enter the stadium using the gate number printed on their ticket, authorities said.

Mallards program places players with families

Mallards program places players with families

Meet Craig and Sherry Barnsley of Madison, who are one of several families in the area that have a Madison Mallards baseball player staying with them for a few months.

Splash pad opens at Elver Park

Splash pad opens at Elver Park

Madison’s largest park, Elver Park, now has a splash pad.

The Elver Park splash pad features fountains and water toys for kids of all ages.

It is the second splash pad to open this summer. Last week, the city opened the Reindahl Park splash pad on the east side.

Madison Parks regional beaches open for Memorial Day weekend

Looking to do some swimming or hanging out on the beach this holiday weekend? Madison Park Regional beaches will be open for those looking to enjoy the lakes over Memorial weekend. Lifeguard services are scheduled for this weekend, but are subject to change due to cool or rainy weather.

Regional beaches open June 13:

Girls basketball: Madison West shocks Verona with 1-point win

Girls basketball: Madison West shocks Verona with 1-point win

Madison West girls basketball played Verona in Division 1 Friday.

After a 70-minute delay because Madison West brought the wrong jerseys, the game tipped off.

Madison West's Shaquita Lee earned 19 points in the game.

With 13 seconds left and Verona down 2, Lexy Richardson made one of two foul shots.

Verona had a chance to score after a jump ball with a shot at 3 seconds left but Richardson missed.

Madison West shocked Verona with a 46-45 win.

Watch highlights from the game: www.channel3000.com/sports/-/1612/24877770/-/111t3exz/-/index.html

 

Ski trails, outdoor ice skating rinks open

Ski trails, outdoor ice skating rinks open

Two websites will be available throughout the season to update residents on ski trail and ice skating rink conditions at Madison parks.

There are thirty-two kilometers of signed and groomed trails available for cross-country skiers in six Madison parks. Trail difficulties range from easy to advanced.

Three park trails require a cross-country ski permit, but the rest offer free ski trails that are groomed less often.

For daily updates on cross country ski trail conditions, go online.

As of this week, most ice rinks in Madison are open. Ice skate rentals and concessions are available at Elver, Tenney and Vilas parks.

For daily updates on outdoor ice skating rink conditions, go online.

Grant to fund 2 new Madison splash parks

Grant to fund 2 new Madison splash parks

The construction of splash parks at Reindahl and Elver parks will be funded by a grant the Madison Parks Foundation received from the Evjue Foundation, according to a release.

Splash parks at Reindahl and Elver parks will include splash areas for toddlers, teens and families, officials said. The parks will be free and a way for families to cool off during the summer.

"Madison Parks is excited to offer kids and families more ways to stay cool during the summer," city of Madison Parks Superintendent Kevin Briski said in the release. "Spray parks are a wonderful complement to our public beaches and Goodman Pool."

Reindahl Park, at 1818 Portage Road on the far east side, is home to a major soccer complex, a reservable shelter, playground, basketball court, community gardens and tennis courts, according to the release. The splash park is among several improvements planned by the city, including athletic facility enhancements and new shelter landscaping.