The Tenney Park lagoon is frequently called Madison's prettiest place to skate. Shaped like an uneven horseshoe, surrounded by trees and crossed by graceful arched bridges, it's a setting reminiscent of a Currier and Ives painting. But until recently, the warming shelter was a dark and gloomy no-frills building built in 1958 and beginning to decay.
Every summer, thousands of boats pass through the Tenney Park Locks, moving back and forth between lakes Mendota and Monona. In this week’s Snapshot, Isthmus visits with one of the people who makes sure the journey is smooth.