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Police partner with organization to host free concerts at Olin Park

Friends of Olin-Turville Park and the Madison Police Department South District are partnering once again for an annual free concert series at Olin Park, according to a release.

A number of years ago, members of the South District Community Policing Team reached out to residents in the Baycreek Neighborhood to try and eliminate the Olin-Turville conservancy of open displays of sexual behavior, officials said. The frequency that type of behavior happens and the reputation of the conservancy has significantly improved over time.

The Madison Parks Department also got federal grant dollars and reinvested other funds to help rid the area of invasive species and replant grasses and other trees that are native to the area, according to the release.

Every May, FOOT now organizes a free concert series to show off what a beautiful location the 60-plus acre Olin-Turville conservancy is, organizers said.

The first concert is Tuesday night and features Lou and Peter Berryman. The concerts are every Tuesday in May from 6-8 p.m. and feature The Whiskey Farm on May 13, Chris Plata on May 20, the Mark Croft Trio on May 27 and Tairis on May 34.

Turville Woods Nature Walks will also be held before every concert at 5 p.m.

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