Picnic Shelters

Picnic Shelter
Madison Parks offers smaller picnic shelters that may be reserved for exclusive use or are available on a first-come, first-served basis when not previously reserved.  Please call (608) 266-4711 to check availability and reserve your favorite shelter. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:15 pm. 

UPDATES:
  • Beginning spring 2017, Penn Park (the entire park, including the shelter) will be closed for construction.
  • More information visit Park Projects
 
2017 FEES & PERMITS:
  • Picnic Shelter Reservation: $35/day, including tax
  • Amplified Sound Permit (optional): Please ask when reserving
  • Temporary Structure Permits:  $100/day, plus tax
  • Beer Permit (optional): Please ask when reserving because it's required in some parks

SPECIAL NOTES:
  • Additional large shelters are reservable online (except Gates of Heaven)
  • Madison Parks does not guarantee absolute privacy to any group.  Your reservation will reserve only the facility you are using, not the entire park or other facilities within the park. If you are interested in reserving the entire park, please visit Special Events.
  • Alcohol is permitted in most Madison Parks. There are a handful that are alcohol-free. In order to have alcohol in these parks, you must have a reservation and an alcohol permit, which can be obtained when placing a reservation.
  • All picnic shelters are open year-round, however if the picnic shelter has restrooms, these are open seasonally (closed winter/cold months).
  • Firearms or weapons are not permitted at any of the shelters. Violators may be considered trespassers and may be subject to forfeiture or arrest.
  • Public improvements and/or construction may be underway during the time of your reservation.  The City of Madison Parks Division makes every attempt to schedule around events and shelter reservations whenever possible, however this is not a guarantee.  Please keep in mind improvements to parks and infrastructure continues throughout the year.  Please visit the Park Projects website for a partial list of major capital improvement projects.

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS OF PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS:

  • Cancellation requests must be submitted to the Parks Administration Office in writing to:
    210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, #104, Madison, WI  53703 or by email
  • No refunds will be given to cancellations received 10 days or fewer before the reservation date (including cancel notice date and event date).
  • $20 refund will be given to cancellations received 11-28 days prior to reservation date (including cancel notice date and event date).
  • No charge to change date/location or cancel reservation if request is received greater than 28 days prior to reservation date.

 

  • Acewood Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Acewood Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Aldo Leopold Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Aldo Leopold Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Allied Park Shelter

    Park: Allied Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Arbor Hills Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Arbor Hills Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Blackhawk Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Blackhawk Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Bordner Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Bordner Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Cardinal Glenn Park Shelter

    Park: Cardinal Glenn Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Churchill Heights Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Churchill Heights Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Country Grove Park Shelter

    Park: Country Grove Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Eastmorland Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Eastmorland Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
    Notes: Large octagonal shelter
  • Eken Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Eken Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Everglade Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Everglade Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Goodman Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Goodman Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Greentree-Chapel Hills Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Greentree - Chapel Hills Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Haen Family Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Haen Family Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Heritage Heights Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Heritage Heights Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Hiestand Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Hiestand Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
    Notes: Solar lighting
  • Huegel Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Huegel Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Junction Ridge Park Shelter

    Park: Junction Ridge Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Kennedy Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Kennedy Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
    Notes: Electricity is available (key required) when arranged with reservation.
  • Lake View Heights Park Shelter

    Park: Lake View Heights Park
    Restrooms: Yes
    Lighted: Yes
    Notes: Restroom facilities are available with a reservation. Please call Parks Admin Office to reserve (608)266-4711.
  • Lucia Crest Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Lucia Crest Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Manchester Park Shelter

    Park: Manchester Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Marlborough Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Marlborough Park
    Restrooms: Yes
    Lighted: Yes
  • Mayfair Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Mayfair Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
    Notes: No tables at this location.
  • Meadowood Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Meadowood Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Northland Manor Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Northland Manor Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Oak Park Heights Park Shelter

    Park: Oak Park Heights Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Orlando Bell Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Orlando Bell Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
    Notes: Electricity is available (key required) when arranged with reservation.
  • Orton Park Gazebo

    Park: Orton Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Owl Creek Park Shelter

    Park: Owl Creek Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Paunack (A.O.) Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Paunack (A.O.) Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Penn Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Penn Park
    Restrooms: Yes
    Lighted: Yes
    Notes: Beginning spring 2017, Penn Park (the entire park, including the shelter) will be closed for construction.
  • Pilgram Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Pilgrim Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Portland Park Shelter

    Park: Portland Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Quann Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Quann Park
    Location: near tennis courts
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
    Notes: Electricity available with reservation.
  • Richmond Hill Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Richmond Hill Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Segoe Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Segoe Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Sugar Maple Park Shelter

    Park: Sugar Maple Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Swallowtail Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Swallowtail Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Sycamore Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Sycamore Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Thut Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Thut Park
    Location: By playground and basketball
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Walnut Grove Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Walnut Grove Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Waltham Park Shelter

    Park: Waltham Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Warner Park Picnic Shelter (near tennis courts)

    Park: Warner Park
    Location: west of softball fields
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Warner Park Picnic Shelter (Sheridan Dr.)

    Park: Warner Park
    Location: near dog park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Waunona Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Waunona Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Westhaven Trails Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Westhaven Trails Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No
  • Wexford Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Wexford Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: Yes
  • Worthington Park Picnic Shelter

    Park: Worthington Park
    Restrooms: No
    Lighted: No