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The Emerson East Neighborhood covers the area east of the isthmus of Madison, Wisconsin bounded by East Washington Avenue, the Yahara River, Fordem Avenue, Packers Avenue, Commercial Avenue, and North Street. It is one of Madison's older residential neighborhoods, though east isthmus neighborhoods closer to Lake Monona were settled earlier.
This area was originally developed in the 1920’s, after Madison’s Central Marsh was drained and land became available for houses for workers in nearby factories, including Oscar Mayer’s and the French Battery Company. It has affordable housing, green space, a few neighborhood businesses, an industrial area, easy access to transportation, and a splendid view of the State Capitol Building. Our neighborhood is safe, friendly, and diversified.
Demetral Park features a reservable shelter, playground and a fenced-in dog exercise area. Demetral Park is a popular location for softball and kickball.
Hawthorne Park features a basketball court and playground.
One of Madison's last independent theaters, hosting music concerts, comedy, film, plays, community events and more. Come visit us on the beautiful east side! Uniquely Madison, music and more!
Open for in-person browsing, public computing, and self-serve holds pickup and checkout. The library's databases, online magazines, and newspapers and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks are always accessible 24/7 online with a valid library card.
Wirth Court Park
Small neighborhood park with a basketball court, playground and a Sid Boyum hippo sculpture.
Burr Jones Park
Burr Jones Park has fishing access to the Yahara River, a basketball court, bicycle parking, improved athletic fields with lights perfect for ultimate frisbee.
Burrows Park features a rustic park shelter with stunning lake views, playground, and a historical Native American Burial mound. The park is often used by a local sailing club to store and launch their boats.
Eken Park features lots of green space, a picnic shelter, basketball court, and playground.