The Community of Bishops Bay is fortunate to have a park dedicated by the Sam Jacobsen estate along with a financial commitment by Lucille Taylor to continue park improvements. A groundbreaking ceremony was held with Lucille in May 2015 when the playground equipment arrived. Full-size football and lacrosse fields were built, a shelter, restrooms, pickleball courts, and a basketball court are now completed.
Also, just 4 years later, in May 2019, the Taylor Park Shelter dedication was held at the Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Memorial Park off Hwy Q.
This 11.2-acre community park is named after its generous benefactors, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, who donated their entire estate to build a park for the public. Here you’ll find the largest Playworld System® playground for children ages 5 to 12 in Middleton, which is also ADA-accessible (as are picnic areas, paths, parking and football areas). For more information, click here. Two tennis courts, a basketball court, a sand volleyball area, lacrosse field, and two state-of-the-art soccer/football fields are in the works. A bike and pedestrian path, including a possible tunnel under Highway Q, will connect the park to Pheasant Branch Conservancy trails. In addition Woodland Adventure Park will offer a myriad of recreational opportunities and is the centerpiece of the Bishops Bay park system. The area is centered around a lush restored woodland and beautiful savanna, with scenic views of the Capitol, golf course, Lake Mendota, and the sprawling countryside.