Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Welcome to the Edgewood Park and Pleasure Drive
The road was constructed in 1904 to provide a place to enjoy nature by bicycle, horse-and-carriage, or on foot. The advent of the automobile gradually eroded this peaceful oasis, and by the 1990's it had become a hazardous commuter shortcut.
In 2007, the Friends of the Park and Pleasure Drive Committee successfully spearheaded an effort to convince the city of Madison Parks Commission to close it to drive-through automobile traffic. This restored the road to its original intent.
Erected 2007 by Edgewood College.
Location. 43° 3.429′ N, 89° 25.255′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Edgewood Drive 0.2 miles west of Edgewood Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53711, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panther Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edgewood (approx. ¼ mile away); John M. Olin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vilas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Larson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Our Beloved Sons (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Mounds (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bear (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.