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MadisonOriginalsMagazine.com | 31 almost two years on this because of the recession. The city put in half a million dollars, and we received $600,000 from John Wall. We’re very grateful to the private sector and the people who made it happen, and to the City of Madison.” In the upcoming months, the new shelter will be broken in by its diverse public. As it does so, it will be highlighting some of the park’s rst and nest distinctions. “It’s just so accessible,” Mary says, evoking the initial intention of this park for working people. “It’s easy to get to—32,000 cars go past it every day.” Moreover, she points out, the park is signicant for the experience it affords its visitors. “It’s a great rest for your eyes. You can be almost anywhere in the park and witness a fabulous sunset, which is quite phenomenal. When you look at Tenney Park, especially in winter when there are skaters on it, it’s like a modern version of Currier and Ives.” Now, with the dedicated work of volunteers and neighborhood associations, the City is helping ensure the longevity of Tenney Park—and the memories it helps create—for many years to come. To learn more, visit tenneyshelter.org. To check availability of shelter rentals, call Madison Parks Shelter Reservations at (608) 266-4711. Erin Abler is a freelance writer. Photographs provided by Madison Trust for Historic Preservation . 1 City of Madison Landmarks Commission, Landmarks and Landmark Sites Nomination Form: Tenney Park (Madison, WI: August 1994), 11. 2 Ibid, 8. 3 Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, “Tenney Park,” retrieved October 28, 2011, madisonpreservation.org/gallery-test/tenney-park. 4 City of Madison Landmarks Commission, Landmarks and Landmark Sites Nomination Form: Tenney Park (Madison, WI: August 1994), 7. 5 Ibid, 7, 18. 6 Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, “Tenney Park,” retrieved October 28, 2011, madisonpreservation.org/gallery-test/tenney-park. 7 The Tenney Park Shelter Fund, “Tenney Park Shelter: Sheltering Memories, Building Dreams,” brochure (Madison, WI: ca. 2008). 8 City of Madison Landmarks Commission, Landmarks and Landmark Sites Nomination Form: Tenney Park (Madison, WI: August 1994), 20. 9 City of Madison Landmarks Commission, Landmarks and Landmark Sites Nomination Form: Tenney Park (Madison, WI: August 1994), 3.