Olin Park Pavilion

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Amenity Details
Address: 1156 Olin-Turville Court
Park: Olin Park
Capacity: Seats 150 people
Restrooms: In separate building
Water:Not available in shelter
Kitchenette: No
Parking: Parking lot
Seating Included: Yes - 30 folding tables and 150 stackable chairs
P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes - Six (6) hour permit to end by 9 p.m.

Shelter Details

The Olin Park Pavilion is one of the most popular park shelters in the city. The view of the city is unparalleled. The Olin Park Pavilion is one of the most historic buildings owned by the City of Madison. It was built in 1884 and designed by Madison architect David R. Jones as 'Normal Hall' for the Wisconsin Sunday School Assembly. It has gracefully aged and transformed over the years to serve a variety of uses. In 2000, the Olin Pavilion was renovated to better serve the public and to resemble the original 1884 'barn.'

A walk-through with Parks Staff is required prior to your event.  Water fountain next to shelter.

No firearms or weapons are permitted on this property. Violators are considered trespassers and subject to forfeiture or arrest.

Shelter Fees

  • Weekends (Fri-Sun) & Holidays 10am - 10pm: $1,000.00
  • Weekends (Fri-Sun) & Holidays 10am - 3pm or 4pm - 10pm: $550.00
  • Weekdays (Mon-Thurs) 10am - 10pm: $350.00
  • Weekdays (Mon-Thurs) 10am - 3pm or 4pm - 10pm: $225.00
  • Damage Deposit (refundable): $300.00
  • Key Deposit (per key, refundable): $50.00

Please note:

Prices do not include tax.

Olin Park Pavilion