South Winnequah Road Reconstruction Project
The City’s South Winnequah Road reconstruction project began on July 11 and will run through the beginning of September. The project zone from Schluter Rd. to Bridge Rd. will be completely closed to through traffic. Local residents and traffic will be allowed through the site as needed to access properties within the corridor. Please adhere to the posted detour.

The project includes the following:
  • Stormwater improvements
  • Utility relocation
  • New pavement and pavement striping
  • Speed humps
  • Intersection realignment, including improved sightlines by moving stop bars and trimming trees and bushes at intersections.
  • Sidewalk installation on the East side of the street
  • Relocating curb and gutter and removal of existing bumpouts
  • Install a new pathway into Frost Woods Beach Park
  • Undergrounding of electrical and communication lines (Owen Rd. to Maywood Rd.)
  • LED streetlight retrofits
  • Retaining walls and driveway apron improvements
  • Driveway reinstallation due to removals around bumpouts, curb removals, and sidewalk installation.
  • Some tree removals, tree trimming, clearing, and grubbing (No large oaks are being removed as part of this project)
2022 Lake Loop Detours and Street Closures
Start July 11th Til End of Construction
Lake Loop Bike Detour in Monona
Bikes Must Detour Construction
Upcoming City Road Projects
Street Resurfacing Projects – Mill and Overlay & Chip Sealing
  • Winnequah Trl. and Tonyawatha Trl. from Baskerville south to Winnequah Trl. will have the surface milled and overlaid with new asphalt. Tentatively scheduled for Aug. 8th and 9th. 
  • Bike and Vehicle Traffic will be detoured during construction
  • The boat launch will be temporarily inaccessible while construction is happening

Inland Way Pervious Paver Project
  • Inland Way street parking areas will get asphalt removed and pervious pavers installed starting in August

Copps Avenue Bridge Dredging
  • The Copps Avenue bridge is loaded with sediment underneath which is prohibiting the free flow of water through the bridge. Monona has contracted with Homburg Contractors Inc. to dredge out the sediment and restore the original stream bottom.

Work was delayed, plans to begin July 11th
  • Partial lane closure on the bridge during construction, but access across the bridge will be open. 

FOG Sealing
  • Monona is piloting a project to sustain the chip seal application on several roads by adding a sealer to the top of the chips. This is meant to lengthen the life of the chip seal application. This will occur in sections along Winnequah, Midwood, and Ridgewood roads.

San Damiano News
The San Damiano Steering Committee and MSA Professionals met recently to begin working on the details of the master planning process for the property. Master planning will take about 18 months and feature lots of opportunities for community input. Watch for announcements about how the community can get involved. We want to hear from you! In the meantime, we encourage you to visit San Damiano and explore the property. The city has been sponsoring tours of the house this summer and plans to continue to do so. Learn more at

Many thanks to the Friends of San Damiano who raised the funds to pay for the cost of the master planning process. To learn more about the Friends’ work at San Damiano, click here to sign up for their newsletter.
Facilities Committee Opening
Service on a city board or committee is a great way to get involved in Monona! The City of Monona is currently seeking a citizen member with electrical, plumbing, or facility management skills/experience to serve on its Facilities Advisory Committee. Read more about the role of this committee here. Submit your application here or call (608) 222-2525 to request a paper application.
June 13th Storm Wrap-Up
At around 3 pm on June 13, the City of Monona was hit by a significant weather event which damaged trees, houses, power lines and vehicles throughout Monona, causing significant damage to dozens of properties. Monona’s Police, Fire, Public Works and Parks Departments responded immediately.

The Fire Department relied on their full-time and volunteer partnership when called on to respond to the almost three dozen calls for service that came in within the next 6 hours. Within 15 minutes of the storm ending, 15 volunteers were working throughout the City, as well as 4 full-time firefighter/paramedics and the chief.

The Police Department utilized all available staff (officers, detectives, and
command staff) including some staff who were not scheduled to work. At one point,
there were more staff on hand than police vehicles available, so they resorted to
utilizing vehicles from other city departments to respond in the field. The call volume was such that the PD needed to rely on an outside police agency to assist with the 50 calls they received for service and traffic direction related to the storm. 

Public Works crews cleared more than 20 large trees from city streets by late in the
evening of the 13th. The Monona Parks and Recreation Department supplied assistance as well. You can read the full response report below.
Summer Concerts at Winnequah Park
Christmas in July
Register for Adult Pickleball
Pickle ball
We are having tons of fun out on the Winnequah Park courts this summer. Join us for the next session! There is an adult Intro to Pickleball course on Saturdays and Pickleball Play on Tuesday evenings for those with some experience.
Monona Community Read - "Turning the Page Together" on Antiracism
Join us as our community comes together in a commitment to learning and change. Monona community members of all ages are exploring topics of racism, equity, and diversity in our world, community, and lives. See below for details about upcoming programs and join us!

Events for All Ages: Come together for a series of book discussions on Ibram X. Kendi's New York Times bestseller, How to Be An Antiracist, where we’ll explore the concept of antiracism and move toward individual and community action. Didn't make it to our discussion of section 1? That's ok! Keep on reading and join us for the next discussion:

Lend Lake Monona A Hand - Adopt A Storm Drain
When recent storms hit, we saw a tremendous amount of rainwater rushing through our streets, and into storm drains, which flow directly to Lake Monona. And along with all that water went leaves, sticks and other organic materials. These carry phosphorus into the water which leads to unhealthy algae blooms and threatens the health of our waterways. We depend on water for survival, and so for our sake, we need to take care of it. If everyone who lives near a storm drain volunteered to keep it clear, phosphorus runoff could be reduced. All it takes is a few minutes of your attention and time.
Monona Sustainability Dashboard
Each year, the City analyzes its energy, water, transportation and waste data to track progress towards goals like those outlined in the 100% Clean Energy Resolution. Check out the 2021 Dashboard to see how the city made progress last year.
Learn About Development In Monona!
Monona Community Pool Schedule
Senior Center News & Events
Click on each flyer to view the full PDF version.
Aquatic Debris Pickup Resumes On Lake Monona
For the past few years, the city has contracted with Dane County to participate in their aquatic debris program. The county provides a shoreline barge crew to pick up aquatic trash and debris from residential piers on Lake Monona through August. The barge is in Monona every other week. Place aquatic debris on your pier by Monday of the designated weeks. Go to for this summer’s schedule.
Fun With Monona Parks & Rec!
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Farmers Market Continues
The Monona Farmers Market has returned for the 2022 season. The Market is open at Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, from 8:30-12:30 every Sunday through October 30th rain or shine. Over 30 vendors from a variety of cultures and backgrounds offer top quality fresh, local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, baked goods, salsa, spices, popcorn, soaps and plants. Free parking and bike racks are located adjacent to the vendors’ stalls. Enjoy local music at the market from 10-12 each week.
San Damiano History!
Watch the video to learn about early Native American settlements, the Frank Allis home and the mystery behind the properties name.
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