Join us for the Fourth Annual Picnic in the Park – Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Vilas Park overlooking the beautiful Lake Wingra!

In celebration of its 140th anniversary, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP is a proud sponsor of the Madison Parks Foundation and the upcoming Picnic in the Park.  Stafford and the Madison Parks Foundation both trace their roots to the same man, the venerable John Olin.  Olin served as the first president of the Madison Parks and Pleasure Drives Association, the predecessor organization to the Foundation.  Created in the 1890’s, the MPPDA was a private venture by dedicated citizens to preserve the natural spaces around Madison for all to enjoy.  Today, Stafford attorney Kyle Engelke serves as the Secretary for the Foundation which is celebrating its own 125th anniversary.

“There really is no substitute to the beautiful natural spaces we are able to enjoy throughout our city every single day.  It’s inspiring to think about how 125 years ago, a small group of civic-minded individuals got together to envision how they could make their City a better place for all, and for generations to come.  Today, Madison Parks Foundation renews this legacy with Picnic in the Park – an event to celebrate our history, our parks, and a vision for our city’s future.  On October 19th, I look forward to raising a glass with you to toast the legacy of Madison’s parks!”

Kyle W. Engelke, Senior Associate at Stafford Rosenbaum LLP & Secretary of the Madison Parks Foundation.

Please join Stafford at the Picnic in the Park, where we “step back in time” to celebrate not only the beautiful spaces throughout our city but the remarkable history behind the creation of each park.  The event has moved from Tenney Park in its inaugural year, to Hoyt Park, to Olbrich Park, and now Vilas Park as we step back in time to experience the inspiration for our local parks.  Partner celebrity chefs provide an era-inspired feast and the event features live music along with an update on Madison Parks Foundation’s latest initiatives. This is truly Madison’s most unique event, we promise you a memorable evening in support of a great cause!

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