Our Story

Picnic in the Park has been created through the partnership of Event Essentials and the Madison Parks Foundation, with the intention of cultivating an experience unlike any other, while calling awareness to the deeply rooted history of the Madison parks.

Event Essentials desire to create a signature event that is able to give back, directly, to the community that has supported its own growth and success is perfectly fitting. β€œThe parks have played an unrecognized and subtle and important role in the lives of many Madisonians.” Kevin Hoffman – President and Owner of Events Essential

With this event, the Madison Park Foundation celebrates the remarkable history of the individuals that set the stage for our parks as we know them today.  Our hope is to follow their lead by educating those about this history, advocating for the neighborhoods and embracing projects that make a positive impact on our residents creating a new legacy for the future.

Building a LEGaCY