Friends of Hoyt Park Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:45 to 9:00 p.m.
Hoyt School Room 13

Please join us for our Nineteenth Annual Friends of Hoyt Park Membership Meeting at Hoyt School. Our speaker will be Wayne Pauly, Parks Naturalist for the Dane County Park system. Wayne will speak on "Prairie Lore," a subject he knows well from his many years of experience studying, restoring and planting prairies in Dane County. Wayne has been a very special friend of Hoyt Park by sharing his knowledge and providing a generous amount of seeds for our restoration efforts.

If you like prairie lore and prairie plants, you won't want to miss this enthralling presentation.

Membership Renewal

Please renew your membership to FHP for calendar year 2014 or become a member using our membership form. Your volunteer and financial support helps maintain the award winning activities of FHP so that you may enjoy a great neighborhood park. We encourage you to check the box for emailing newsletters so more of your donation goes to Park projects.

Dott Memorial

Dott Memorial stoneProf. Robert and Nancy Dott, two stalwarts and original members of the Friends of Hoyt Park have been honored with a boulder, this to be found in the north end of the park in the old quarry. Baraboo quartzite it is, just like the stone found at Devil's Lake. It should also be noted that FHP member, and former student of Prof. Dott, was instrumental in getting this project done. Go for a walk in the park and take a look.

FHP Annual Summer Picnic in the Park

Saturday, July 12, 2014
12 noon - 3 p.m.
lower (Roy's) shelter

Join us for an afternoon in the Park. Bring your family and friends and a dish to pass. (Plates, cups, utensils, lemonade, and iced tea provided.) Potluck noon - 1:30 pm. Enjoy a walk through the park after lunch looking at FHP accomplishments and future possibilities.

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Mark Your Calendar

2014 Board Meetings

Thursday, January 9
Thursday, February 13
Thursday, March 13
Thursday, April 10
Thursday, May 8
Thursday, June 12
Thursday, July 10
Thursday, September 11
Thursday, October 9
Thursday, November 13

The FHP Board meets every month, except August and December, on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the meeting room at Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). All members and concerned citizens are welcome. There is a standing agenda item for public comments. Meeting minutes and other documents are kept in folders at the Library.

Full Moon/Owl Walk

Friday, February 14, 2014

Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 15, 2014

FHP Annual Meeting

April 23, 2014
6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Rm. 13, Hoyt School

Summer Picnic

July 12, 2013
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
lower shelter

Nature Walks

Wednesday mornings
8:00 a.m. as weather permits
main parking lot

Arboretum Plant Sale

Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale
May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m


FHP t-shirts are available at the annual meeting and picnic. To order a t-shirt, contact Jean MacCubbin at 238-4863.

Available at the Annual Meeting

  • adult long-sleeve - $20
  • adult short-sleeve - $16
  • children short-sleeve - $12


FHP note cards made from the Ann Rutecki painting make great gifts or use them for holiday cards. FHP note cards are available at Century House and the Parks Divison office and are available at the annual meeting. A package of 6 cards is $10. LAST CHANCE! Only 8 packets left.

Ann Rutecki print note cards
Become a member by filling out a 2014 Membership Form (pdf).

FHP Newsletters

Spring 2014 Newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2013 Newsletter (pdf)

Spring 2013 Newsletter (pdf 536kb)

Fall 2012 Newsletter (pdf 167kb)

Spring 2012 Newsletter (pdf 360kb)

Fall 2011 Newsletter (pdf 207kb)

Spring 2011 Newsletter (pdf 285kb)

Fall 2010 Newsletter (pdf 171kb)

Spring 2010 Newsletter (pdf 438kb)

Fall 2009 Newsletter (pdf 216kb)

Summer 2009 Newsletter - special edition (pdf 107kb)

Spring 2009 Newsletter (pdf 534kb)

Fall 2008 Newsletter (pdf 191kb)

Spring 2008 Newsletter (pdf 1.7mb)

Fall 2007 Newsletter (pdf 258kb)

Spring 2007 Newsletter (pdf 260kb)

Fall 2006 Newsletter (pdf 190kb)

Spring 2006 Newsletter (pdf 278kb)

Fall 2005 Newsletter (pdf 188kb)

Spring 2005 Newsletter (pdf 241kb)

Fall 2004 Newsletter (pdf 173kb)

Spring 2004 Newsletter (pdf 364kb)

FHP Ranger Reports

Summer 2014 (pdf)

Summer 2013 (pdf)

Summer 2012 (pdf 324kb)

Summer 2011 (pdf 119kb)

Summer 2010 (pdf 129kb)

Summer 2009 (pdf 67kb)

Summer 2008 (pdf 25kb)

Summer 2007 (pdf 56kb)

Summer 2006 (pdf 75kb)

FHP More Documents

Historic Hoyt Park: A Future Plan (pdf 249kb) (does not include Appendix 1 and 2 at this time)

FHP Bylaws (pdf 577kb)

2014 Membership Form (pdf 60kb)

Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan

Visit the Plan website or contact co-chairs Jason Valerius or Jean MacCubbin.