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Sun Prairie
Sun Prairie's location offers the best in small city life and the advantages of a thriving metropolis. Providing quick access to Madison, US Highway 151 has four interchanges to Sun Prairie. Interstate 90-94 is met just west of Sun Prairie.

Sun Prairie is served by the Dane County Regional Airport, which is located 10 miles from the city. Many commercial airlines and two private companies service the airport. Sun Prairie has emphasized diversified growth as evidenced by the healthy mix of commercial, residential and industrial development.

Quality of Life
The city is well known for its high-quality educational system. Approximately 7,000 children attend the senior high school, one upper-middle school, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools. The Sun Prairie Area School District provides a full range of instruction from special education to a talented and gifted program. Sun Prairie is also home to three parochial schools.

Sun Prairie is a recreation lover's paradise with a park system consisting of 32 parks. Special attractions include more than 13 ball diamonds, 11 outdoor skating rinks, two sledding hills and four soccer fields. The Family Aquatic Center features a zero depth swimming pool, waterslides and sand play area.

The Youth Baseball Complex opened in 1996, and is home to the Parks and Recreation daytime baseball and softball programs, as well as Sun Prairie's Little League program. Recent additions to Sun Prairie's recreational opportunities have been unique with both the Municipal Pet Exercise Area and the Skateboard Park.

Further opportunities such as golf, bowling, midget auto racing, soccer and indoor hockey are provided by private organizations. Prairie Athletic Club and the Civic Theatre are also popular attractions. The Colonial Club Senior Center offers a variety of educational and recreational activities for people age 55 and older.

Economic Development
Sun Prairie Utilities invests more than meters, poles and cable in the community. Our civic pride and commitment to excellent customer service extends to making Sun Prairie a better place to live and work.

Since 1910, we have seen the community flourish. We’re proud to have supplied the electric power that has helped to make this growth possible. We’re equally proud that the volunteer efforts of our employees and the utility have contributed to the development, growth and well being of our great community.

The cornerstone of a not-for-profit, municipally owned and operated utility is “local people working together to meet local needs” – that’s just where the benefits to the community start.


Quick links:
City of Sun Prairie
Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Sun Prairie Public Library
Sun Prairie Media Center
Sun Prairie Downtown Business Improvement District(BID)
City of Sun Prairie Clock Tower Newsletter

Sun Prairie Business Park
The Sun Prairie Business Park, at approximately 300 acres, is one of the largest business parks in Dane County. The park, which is currently home to over 40 businesses employing over 3,000 people, owes its success to careful planning, exceptional landscaping, restrictive covenants and an attractive, highly visible site along US Highway 151.

Sun Prairie Utilities provided business park tenants access to the fiber optic ring for superior business communications and data connections. TDS has since purchased and operates the Fiber Optic Network on May 8, 2017. Coupled with the competitive electric and water rates, Sun Prairie Business Park will work for any business.

Many building sites are still available in the park thanks to several expansions in recent years. Most of the available sites are already serviced with gas, electricity, sewer and water. The business park is located at the northeast edge of the City near the Bristol Street interchange with US Highway 151.

Involvement
Being part of the community we serve is a role that Sun Prairie Utilities takes seriously.

As a utility, we work hard to be an active participant by lending a hand in community service projects and offering various educational programs. We have pledged a strong commitment to not only our customers, but to our community. Through a number of civic-minded activities, we have fostered strong relationships that help further our connection to the community.

The following are just a few examples of our involvement in our community.

  • Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Business & Education Partnership Member
  • Cornfest Volunteers - Each year, SP Utilities' employees help out with all sorts of jobs during the Annual Cornfest
  • Delivery of meals to homebound or elderly through the Meals on Wheels program
  • Fundraiser Distribution site - SP Utilities' large equipment garage serves as the pickup point for the Sun Prairie Girl Scouts' Annual Cookie Sale and the Sound of Sun Prairie's Band Fruit Fundraiser


Corn Fest
Sun Prairie Utilities participates in the annual Sweet Corn Festival Parade. This year family and friends accompanied two vehicles from our fleet down the Main Street parade route. This is a perfect time for the Sun Prairie community to show everyone why this is a special place to live. Fun was had by all.

Several employees of SP Utilities volunteer at the festival. This year we worked in the “corn shed”. Experience the festival and enjoy some of the many reasons why we call Sun Prairie home.

Relay for Life
Sun Prairie Utilities has sponsored a team at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life since 2005. Relay For Life® is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer and empower individuals to fight back against this disease.

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. This year alone, over 577,000 Americans are expected to die from cancer. That is over 1,500 every day. Each of us need not look very far to see the pain and suffering, and breadth of cancer. People we know; family, friends, coworkers, self. Sun Prairie Utilities lost our Director of Finance to cancer in 2007. In Rachael’s memory, Sun Prairie Utilities participates in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Sun Prairie. We support the ACS in hopes of someday finding a cure for this terrible disease.

RoundUp Donations
We have identified the Sun Prairie Food Pantry and the American Cancer Society as the two help organizations to receive all Sun Prairie Utilities bill RoundUp donations. The Food Pantry serves an ever increasing number of families. In 2016, 5790 families (20,000 people) utilized the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry relies totally on community generosity to assist those in need of the service. Sun Prairie Utilities hopes to support the Food Pantry with RoundUp as long as there is a need.

The Sun Prairie community has always been gracious and generous. Please consider participating in our RoundUp Program to help meet some of the critical needs in our community.

Contributions
Sun Prairie Utilities is pleased to support a large and varied number of community organizations. Each year, the utility selects clubs, service groups and other civic organizations to make worthy contributions that will help meet a need in the community.

In 2015, we provided the following donations:

  • $1349 was collected from customers in our RoundUp program
    • $673 RoundUp to American Cancer Society Relay for Life
    • $676 RoundUp to Sun Prairie Food Pantry
  • $  770 was collected in customer donations to the Sun Prairie Help Organization with our LED tree light Warm Neighbors Holiday program.
  • $1000 High School Scholarships
  • $1000 SP Economic Development Council
  • $  100 Tough Chummer Run
  • $  125 SP Business & Education Partnership
  • $  175 SP Chamber golf outing hole sponsor
  • $  200 SP Library Book It Run sponsorship
  • $  120 Sunshine Place
  • $  100 Relay for Life
  • $  250 SP Chamber Community Expo Sponsor