THE CROWLEY STATION site sits at a major entrance to Madison’s downtown, but its potential as a gateway to the city and a resource to the community has yet to be realized. Using funding from The Madison Neighborhood Grant Program and Madison Water Utility, community leaders and members developed a vision to transform this utilitarian structure into a Lakefront Porch for our entire city.
Conversation Place

Meet friends for
casual conversation

Outdoor music space

Enjoy acoustic music, poetry readings, and art displays

Group meeting space

Host neighborhood or organizational events

Outdoor Dining Space

Stop on the way from the farmers market to eat a scone or fresh produce

Outdoor Yoga space

Pause along a run to stretch and do yoga

Community Garden

Grow vegetables in a community garden plot

As one of the neighborhood’s only public spaces, the Lakefront Porch on Wilson provides immense value for connection and respite in a dense urban setting.

This project aims to transform the existing public structure into an accessible and engaging communit
y place for a broad range of activities, from downtown events and neighborhood gatherings to resident gardening and meet-ups with friends.

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Lakefront Porch Rendering

In The News

Madison Magazine

By now you’ve heard about the transformative Lake Monona waterfront redesign...

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Cap Times

Let's get Lakefront Porch project over the finish line.

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Spectrum News 1

Concrete slab in downtown Madison set to become urban micro-park

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Madison Magazine

Who's turning this rooftop into a lakefront porch?

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Upcoming Facelift of Lake Monona

The reimagining of the Lake Monona waterfront continues.

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Lakefront Porch receives $200K

Community gathering place has received a significant financial boost.

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Downtown Madison Inc.

Happenings Podcast: Featuring Lakefront Porch Crowley Station


NBC News

“Lakefront Porch” project will give Madisonians a new spot to hangout downtown

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Overlooked spot with prime view of Lake Monona to become 'lakefront porch'

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Follow the progress through the City of Madison's Facebook page.

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Lakefront Porch Madison Wisconsin
201 S. Hancock St
‍Madison, WI
Ana Araújo
Eric Beuerman
Emily DeVore
Barbara Johnson
Ed Linville
Lyneda Masana
Emma Schaeffer
Nora Cate Schaeffer
Ellen Seuferer
Bert Stitt
Gary Tipler
Mary Lang Sollinger
Susan Schmitz