Special Events

MMoCA's Art Cart EXTRA!


Date: Saturday, July 15th 
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Northlawn Park
Ages: Kids 3 years old and above and adults of all ages
Cost: FREE

The Madison Museuem of Contemporary Art's popular free outdoor art program brings expert instruction and relaxed attitude to art projects at parks, playgrounds, and beaches in Madison and Dane County in the summer. The program offers a variety of individual and group art projects planned for children ages three and above. All children should be accompanied by a supervising adult. 
No pre-registration is required; families are invited to drop-in with no fee or registration necessary. 
Art Cart EXTRA! is a program of MMoCA. Art Cart EXTRA! is generously supported y the Great Dan Pub & Brewing Company, American Family Insurance, The Cummings Christensen Family Foundation, Culver's VIP Foundation, Madison South Rotary Foundation and Roman Candle. 

Optimist Easter Egg Hunt Flyer 17

8th Annual Free Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 8th 
Location: Northlawn Park
Cost: FREE


Optimist Club of Cottage Grove in conjunction with the Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Department are offering their 8th Annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt. This event will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. SHARP. The Hunt is held at Northlawn Park next to Taylor Prairie rain or shine. Bring your own basket and camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. There will also be games for the kids after the Egg Hunt. 

​2nd Annual Zombie Run

Date: Saturday, October 21st
Location: Northlawn Park (taylor Prairie School)


The Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Department is excited to have our 2nd Annual Zombie Run. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their best zombie and concur this fun course. Participants receive an event t-shirt, water and snack. To guarantee a t-shirt early registration is required. Late registrations will be first come, first served. All proceeds from this event go towards the Cottage Grove Rec Scholarship program. 

 Zombie Run Banner
 Event  Age  Start Time  Cost  Register
 5k Run/Walk 12+ 9:00 a.m. $25  Register Button
 Little Zombie's Kid Run (1 Mile)  12 and Under 8:30 a.m. $10  Register Button