The Imagination Center at Reindahl Park was originally discussed in the Madison Public Library Strategic Plan for Eastside Growth in 2016. In 2019, there were many more discussions about how and when we could start building it and then 2020 happened. I reached out to Brent Pauba, City Project Manager who said, “The City has advertised a Request for Proposal which seeks Architectural and Engineering design services. Upon completion of the RFP process, we’ll proceed to the design phases of the Imagination Center at Reindahl Park.”
So the Imagination Center is still moving forward, although slowly. One of my main priorities is to ensure district 17 families get the imagination center that is needed. It is more than a library, it will be a commuity hub that will serve as a community forum, civic innovator, holistic health advocate, cultural platform and economic engine.
Here are some of the articles written about the Imagination Center at Reindahl Park.
From civic space to child care, east side residents envision possibilities for proposed Reindahl Imagination Center. Abigail Becker. The Capital Times. March 4, 2020.
Soil Drilling, Testing to Begin in Reindahl Park. Hannah Mohelnitzky. City of Madison Press Release. November 19, 2019.
Ald. Samba Baldeh: Reindahl Park Library Would Bring Services to Those with Greatest Needs. Samba Baldeh, District 17 Alder. The Cap Times. October 17, 2019.
Snakes and Slides: How Locals are Imagining the Reindahl Imagination Center. Michelle Baik, NBC-15 TV. October 8, 2019.
Reindahl Imagination Center Would Be More Than “A Library in a Park”. Abigail Becker, The Cap Times. June 17, 2019.
Madison Considers Building $17M Library, Community Center at Reindahl Park. Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal. August 9, 2017.