Gates of Heaven & Madison Park Shelters 2014 Reservations begin November 12, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:19am

Madison Parks has 20 shelters nestled in Madison's unique and scenic parks. Each shelter has a restroom, electricity and water and is an ideal location for your graduation party, family reunion, company picnic or wedding.

There is a high demand for Park shelters so don't wait to reserve your date!

Please note that Lake Edge Park Shelter will NOT be available for rental in 2014 for staff to complete improvements to the shelter and restroom building.

Reservation Lottery System
A number lottery system will be used that morning to ensure fairness for the patrons wishing to reserve the more popular shelters and summer weekend dates. Numbered tickets will be distributed beginning at 7:30a.m., with the drawing to begin promptly at 8:00a.m. Phone-in reservations will begin at 11:00a.m. Because of the lottery system, it will not be in anyone's best interest to arrive at the Madison Parks office before 7:30a.m.

Only ONE ticket per reservation is allowed. This is for fairness to all of the other people trying to make a reservation for their special day. Failure to abide by those rules may result in losing your reservation.

Long-standing annual special events will be reserved in advance of the Park Shelter reservation date. Those 2014 event dates will be posted on the Madison Parks website by November 5.

Please note that on November 12, full payment for the shelter reservation and permits are due on that day. If your group is a non-profit, you must have your tax exempt number (ES#) with you that day.

Madison Parks Office | 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 104 | Madison, WI 53703
Office (608) 266-4711 | Fax (608) 267-1162 | TDD (866) 704-2315


  • Laura Whitmore608-266-5949