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San Damiano Park Address
4123 Monona Drive
Monona, WI 53716

Park hours: Sunrise to 10pm
Frank Allis house: Not currently open to the public (except for guided, scheduled tours).
City of Monona Monona Parks and Recreation Website
Friends of San Damiano Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6647
Monona, WI 53716
Contact Friends of San Damiano
Wes Mosman Block, President
Jane Schroeder, Operations Manager
Madison skyline through trees in winter

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Media inquiries

For all media inquiries, please contact us by phone or email:

Andrew Kitslaar
Board President, Friends of San Damiano

Jake Anderson
City of Monona Parks and Recreation Director

Shaded, tree-lined expanse on San Damiano
Gregory Bleck, photographer, on the San Damiano property.

The photography

We are pleased to share the beauty and character of the San Damiano property through the photography of Gregory Bleck. A majority of images on this website are his, and the Friends of San Damiano are grateful for his contributions to our efforts.

Please note, all images are copyrighted for use on this website only. Any other use will require permission. If you are interested in using an image found on this site, please contact the Friends of San Damiano for assistance, at

Directions and map

How to get to San Damiano Monona

San Damiano is located at 4123 Monona Drive, on the eastern shore of Lake Monona, just minutes from downtown Madison. The park is open to the public from sunrise to 10:00pm. The Frank Allis house is not currently open to the public (except, on occasion, for guided, scheduled tours).
From the north

Take Rte. 51 (Stoughton Road) to Buckeye Road. Take a right onto Buckeye and stay on until it ends at Monona Drive. Take a left onto Monona Drive. San Damiano is on the immediate right.

From downtown

Take Atwood Avenue, then Monona Drive. Go past Olbrich Gardens and Buckeye Road. San Damiano is located on the right, just past Buckeye, across from the Lake Edge Shopping Center.

From the east

Take I-94 to Rte. 30 Madison, exiting at Rte. 51 (Stoughton Road). Take a left onto Stoughton Road, and go two exits to Buckeye Road.  Take a right onto Buckeye and stay on until it ends at Monona Drive. Take a left onto Monona Drive. San Damiano is on the immediate right.

From the south

Take Madison’s Beltline, Rte. 12/18, from either east or west, exiting at Monona Drive. Take Monona Drive north about 2 miles. San Damiano is on the left, just past Winnequah Road.

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