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“XC Skiing!”
Review of Elver Park

Elver Park
Ranked #49 of 99 things to do in Madison
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Owner description: Favorite place for residents and visitors to play in the winter with open skating, hockey, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“XC Skiing!”
Reviewed 5 March 2013

I rented skis here for $9 and spent a few hours on the trails. I had a great time. The other skiers were of all ages and skill levels. I am a beginner and stayed on the easier trails. There is also a sledding hill and a skating rink.
I will go again. If not for the skiing, then for the skating.

Visited March 2013
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Chicagoland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Winter Fun”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Fabulous hill that allows some major speed! Not for the faint of heart, the broken sled pike near the bottom tells the tale. Also at the park is skating, hockey and cross county skiing. Very reasonable rental rates for all equipment except for sleds, you must bring your own. Bring cash, credit cards not accepted. 5 kids in our group chose to return here for a second day rather than go skiing!

Visited December 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
506 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
“Excellent park for fitness”
Reviewed 18 September 2012

This is a terrific park! There is fun to be had here in all seasons. There's ample room for picnics and large group barbeques. There's a basketball court here that never gets crowded. There's also very clean on site bathroom facilities maintained well by the city. They're well lit and safe. One of my favorite things about this park is the very steep hill at the rear of the park. It's terrific for a hill-climb workout in the spring, summer or autumn. Many people visit this park just to workout on this hill. In the winter it's probably the most popular place in the city for snow sledding. You'll feel like part of an Olympic bobsled team with the speeds you can attain on this long sloping hill. Best park in Madison.

Visited July 2012
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Madison, Wi
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Big westside park”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Trained my soccer team on the big hill here for about 5 years. Sledding and skating in the Winter, tennis, soccer, softball and a great Frisbee Golf course too. Easy to get to with plenty of parking and some awesome fireworks on July 4th and stop accross the street for some Chester-fried chicken

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Madison WI
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Frisbee golf & good hiking up the hill to stretch out your calves”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

once you leave the ball field & pavilion the park is really almost empty in a short walk you can be at the pine forest - although really magical in the winter to cross country ski thru, nice in summer too before mosquitoes arrive

Visited June 2012
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