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  • Drinking Water
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
(608) 266-4821
Madison Parks
(608) 266-4711

Esther Beach

Lake Monona

Address: 2802 Waunona Way, Madison
Directions: Near South Towne Mall, off Broadway.
Description: Small neighborhood beach on Lake Monona. Great views of downtown. Parking and restrooms available. Aquatic weeds are occasionally present, but not harmful to your health.
Water Quality Monitoring: PHMDC
Safety Information
Lifeguard Lifeguard
NOTICE: Lifeguard is off duty today due to off season
Yes Yes  (not on duty today) 06/12/2015 - 08/17/2015
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Message from PHMDC

Public Health Madison - Dane County tested bacteria levels at the beaches on August 24, 2015. The results were acceptable. The shallow, near-shore water temperature was 70°F. Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) may still be present and their levels can be variable depending on the waves and wind. Beachgoers should use common sense and avoid contact with algal blooms that they may observe.