We are a school/recreation district that values and celebrates diversity unequivocally

We are proud to be home to a beautiful population of students, families, adults and staff of different races, faiths, national origins, immigration status, political viewpoints, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. Every student, adult and family is a valued member of our community.
We feel it is especially important now to voice our unconditional support for groups of students, participants, staff and families whose rights and protections are coming increasingly under threat from rhetoric, decisions and actions at the national level.

We stand by our immigrant participants, families and staff
All students, adults, families and staff, regardless of immigration status, are important members of our community and we are committed to ensuring that they are always welcome and safe in our schools and programs. Based on concerns we have heard, we've compiled resources that can help families and individuals find the information and services they need.

We stand by our students and participants with disabilities and their families
We will continue to staunchly protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults with disabilities are engaged in high-quality programs and instruction within inclusive environments, leading to personal growth, wellness, deep learning and readiness for college, career, and community.

We stand by our trans participants, staff and families
We take seriously our responsibility to provide safe and nondiscriminatory environments for students and participants of all gender identities. This includes our practice of allowing students and participants to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.
We will not waver in our commitment to this and all other inclusive practices in our schools and programs. Thank you for your partnership in ensuring our schools and programs create safe and welcoming environments for all.

Jacob Tisue

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is welcoming Jacob Tisue as its new Executive Director.

“We’re pleased to welcome Jacob to our Madison schools team,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said. “MSCR plays a critical role in our school district and community. Jacob brings a strong background recreation and community programs, and we know he will be a great leader for MSCR.”

Tisue currently serves as the Warner Park Facility Manager for the City of Madison Parks Department. He has also worked as Park, Recreation and Forestry Director for the Village of Cottage Grove, Program Director for the YMCA of Black Hawk County and a site coordinator for a 21st Century Community Learning Center. Tisue also teaches Recreation Management at Madison College.

As part of the Madison Metropolitan School District, MSCR provides a wide variety of programming for all ages including out of school time programming for students in after school, arts, sports, outdoor adventure, swimming, fitness and camp opportunities.

“I am very excited for this opportunity and look forward to leading this dynamic organization,” said Tisue. “MSCR has a long history of serving the students, staff and families of the Madison Metropolitan School District and working with numerous community partners to provide high quality programming for youth and adults. I look forward to getting out into the community to meet with partners MSCR works with and greet our many MSCR participants.” 

Tisue is taking over the leadership role after the retirement of Lucy Chaffin, who served as MSCR’s executive director for 21 years.

“I’d like to thank Lucy for her outstanding leadership of MSCR,” Cheatham said. “She’s served our students, schools and community extremely well, and we wish her the best in her next chapter.”  

Contact our Director, Jacob Tisue


For additional information please contact:

Sharon Neylon, MSCR Outreach Manager, sneylon@madison.k12.wi.us, 608-204-3036

Nicole Graper, MSCR Marketing Specialist, ngraper@madison.k12.wi.us, 608-204-3017


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MSCR will enhance the quality of life for individuals in the Madison Metropolitan School District and for the community by providing recreation and enrichment opportunities year-round that are accessible to all.

MSCR Key Strategies 2017-2020
1. Programs and Services Meet Needs of Our Diverse Community
  • Deliver high quality programs meeting needs of diverse community members, supporting healthy, active families, youth and adults.
  • Develop and implement more accessible and diverse models of program delivery to better meet community needs, utilizing existing resources.
  • Utilize best practice, evidence based and nationally recognized program models/curricula.
  • Develop and utilize a consistent, department wide process to obtain feedback from community members.
MSCR Recognized as Key to Quality of Life in Madison
  • Assess information dissemination methods to ensure efficient, broad and intentional distribution.
  • Adapt use of technology to maximize distribution of information.
  • Utilize internal communication networks within MMSD.
  • Intentional cross-over marketing and MSCR inter-team collaboration.
3. Relationships with Community and MMSD are Strong;  MSCR Continues to be a Leader in the Community
  • Develop & maintain mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Improve MMSD/MSCR connections & communication.
4. Sustainability and Capacity are Aligned to MSCR Priorities
  • Plan for changes in funding sources and priorities
  • Analyze work streams & processes for efficiency.
  • Identify and manage capacity of staff, organization and facilities.
5. MSCR Staff and Volunteers are Culturally Competent, Skilled and Reflect Madison’s Diversity
  • MSCR is competitive in the job market.
  • Maintain a positive & supportive work climate.
  • Recruitment efforts targeted to increase diversity.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for full time and seasonal staff.
  • Utilize best practices to recruit and retain staff & volunteers.

All MSCR Adult Sports programs are playing as scheduled tonight, 2/19/18.


Adult Sports Leagues Weather Policy

Initial weather decisions on Adult Sports Leagues are made daily by approximately 3:30pm. The weather decision is also recorded on the MSCR weather line. 

Call 204-3044, extension 1.

Postponed games are made up later in the season.  

Men's & Women's League Schedules

Thanks for playing with MSCR!


MMSD Weather Policy

When Madison Metropolitan School District schools and/or buildings are closed due to the weather, all MSCR programs are cancelled.

Go to MMSD Weather Page Information

Also check our Facebook page for updates. 

Youth Sports Skills, T-Ball & Coach Pitch Baseball 

On questionable weather days, please call 204-3044 ext 2 for an updated weather message.  The message is updated at approximately 3:30pm.  If there is no update posted, the program meets.

Youth Soccer Leagues

Games take place in light rain. Beyond this, games are generally played by referee/coach decision based on field conditions. If a game is canceled, your coach or a referee/staff will call to notify you. If you do not receive a cancellation call, please show up at your field to play. You can check the weather line at anytime after 11 am on Sunday at 204-3020. Games canceled are rescheduled as possible.

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Serving Madison since 1926


In 1926 MSCR began by a group of forward-thinking individuals who represented a vibrant, growing community of active people. Fortunately Madison, and MSCR in particular, still retains that sense of community. A place where you belong and where you can come to learn, practice and play with your fellow citizens.

MSCR is still a group of forward thinking individuals, who represent a community concerned about health, fitness and the overall well-being of its citizens. Madison has changed a lot, but some things remain the same. MSCR reflects this in our mission statement:

MSCR will enhance the quality of life for individuals in the Madison Metropolitan School District and for the community by providing recreation and enrichment opportunities year-round that are accessible to all.

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is the public recreation provider for the residents of Madison (within the boundaries of the Madison Metropolitan School District). MSCR is a department of the Madison Metropolitan School District and is proud to have served the community for over 80 years as the one for fun in Madison!

Please feel free to contact us:

MSCR Main Office
Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Phone: 608.204.3000
Fax: 608.204.0557
TDD: 608.204.3058

Email: mscr@madison.k12.wi.us