Welcome to Hoyt Park

Coming up:

Family Sledding Party Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022

The 2022 Family Sledding Party will be held in the Main Shelter at the park on Sunday Feb. 6th from 1-3pm.

Interesting programs from past annual meetings

If you missed the annual meeting in April 2019, you can learn about Snapshot WI, at this website

This program places motion activated cameras on public and private land throughout WI for wildlife monitoring. It is a volunteer-based project for and is a collaboration between the Wisconsin DNR and several partners


We had a GREAT evening with the bats at the 2018 annual meeting!

Thank you Jennifer Redell!

Did you realize that when you meet a bat face to face, it is really cute! Beautiful brown eyes, very attentive expression, cute wiggling ears . . .

Additional information: The Wisconsin Bat Program


Information about the UW-Madison study of Urban Red Foxes and Coyotes


This was the subject of the program at our annual meeting in April 2016 and the study is continuing in the Hoyt Park neighborhood.

Summer Photos of Ready Prairie!

ready prairie summer

Membership Renewal

If you have not done so yet, please renew your membership to FHP 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.

Holiday Giving

Make your generosity count this holiday season. Please give to The Friends of Hoyt Park. All donations are tax deductible. Mail to: FHP, Inc., P O Box 5542, Madison WI 53705-0542.


View Map

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This is a social media site for biological observations. Record plants and animals you observe in the park to share with others or to ask for help with identification, and see what others have observed. The thumbnail photos are some of the recent observations.

What is iNaturalist?

Getting started using it

Map of Hoyt Park

The map will be available at the information kiosk in the park by the main parking lot, but you may also download a copy of the pdf file here (updated July 23, 2015)

Mark Your Calendar

Volunteer work days

Typically the third Sat of each month from 10 AM to Noon

Work days will resume in spring

Watch here for updates

The FHP Board meets every month, except August and December, typically on the 2nd Thursday of the month

Next meeting: Thursday, Jan 13 via Zoom

Contact FHP Chair Rich Jablonski, rwjesq@att.net, for invitation to Zoom meeting

Meetings are usually in one of the meeting rooms 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 will be posted on the web site.

Friends of Hoyt Park "archives" (older minutes and records) are maintained in binders at the Sequoya Branch of the Madison Public Library

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FHP Newsletters

Fall 2021 Newsletter (pdf)

December 2020 Newsletter (pdf)

December 2019 Newsletter (pdf)

Winter 2018-2019 Newsletter (pdf)

June 2018 Newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2017 Newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2017 Newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2016 Newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2015 Newsletter (pdf)

Spring 2015 Newsletter (pdf)

Fall 2014 Newsletter (pdf)

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 2017 (pdf)

Summer 2015 (pdf)

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

Hoyt Park Area Joint Neighborhood Plan

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

FHP Bylaws (pdf 577kb)

Membership Form (NOW - Dec.31 2020)(pdf)