Welcome to Hoyt Park

Information about the UW-Madiosn study of Urban Red Foxes and Coyotes. This was the subject of the program at our annual meeting in April


Fireplace "A:


Our featured fireplace


This is the first fireplace that you see as you enter the park from Hillcrest Drive.

This fireplace is in excellent condition - the open aspect of the area across the top of the ridge near the overlook provides a better environment for graceful aging of the stonework than the deeply wooded areas where some of the other fireplaces are located.



It won't be long before you'll be able to see summer flowers in the Ready Prairie again!

ready prairie summer

Membership Renewal

Please renew your membership to FHP for calendar year 2015 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.


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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

NO MAY volunteer work day.

The next volunteer work day is a SPECIAL work day on SAT. JUNE 4.

Sat. June 4 is the day new plants will be picked up to be planted in Hoyt Park. We need people to plant them in their new home right away!

Dates of 2016 volunteer work days:

Sat. April 23
Sat. June 4 SPECIAL work day; the day plants will be received
Sat. June 18
Sat. July 16
Sat. August 20
Sat. September 17
Sat. October 15
Sat. November 19 (weather permitting)

Work days are generally scheduled for the third Saturday of each month. Additional details about work day schedule.

2016 Board Meetings

Thursday, January 14
Thursday, February 11
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, April 21 - Annual meeting of all FHP members
Thursday, May 12
Thursday, June 9
Thursday, July 14
Thursday, September 8
Thursday, October 13
Thursday, November 10

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.


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Become a member by filling out a 2016 Membership Form (pdf).

FHP Newsletters

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 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)

2015 Membership Form (pdf 60kb)