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Reservable Shelter 2014 Shelter Reservations can be made now. Please call, 608-266-4711 to check availability.

2015 Reservations can be made beginning November 11, 2014.

Reservation Lottery System on November 11, 2014
  • 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 not begin until the Lottery reservations are complete.  We anticipate starting phone reservations by no later than 12:00p.m.  (noon).   
    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 2015 event dates will be posted on the Madison Parks website by November 5, 2014 for the 2015 season.
  • Please note that on November 11, full payment for the shelter reservation and permits are due on that day.

Madison Park Shelters are available for rental from mid-April through early October.  

Whether you're looking for a reception hall for a formal wedding or a carefree outdoor shelter for your next family reunion, the Madison Parks shelter reservation system offers a variety of scenic locations that can accommodate a gathering of any size or budget!

Fully equipped with picnic tables, restroom facilities, electrical outlets, lights and water, a Madison Parks shelter is a great place for a family reunion, company gathering or even a wedding reception.  With most park shelters located near playgrounds, athletic areas, bike paths, beaches and boat launches, entertainment is just a step away.

Reservations can be made in person or over the phone in late fall for the following year.  Please remember that your shelter reservation entitles you to exclusive use of the shelter, but not the park.  Parks staff highly recommend that you visit your location of choice prior to reserving a shelter. 

Parks that do not have shelters may be used for small ceremonies or parties without a reservation.  However, to ensure your day is special, please call Madison Parks in advance and we will alert you to any scheduled events, parties or other celebrations.

Alcohol-Free parks are Brittingham, Demetral, Reindahl, James Madison, Lake Edge and Tenney Parks. You must have a beer permit in order to have alcohol at your event. The alcohol must be contained within the shelter and is allowed only in conjunction with a reservation and the permit.  For more information, see the Madison General Ordinance 8.24.

There is a high demand for Park shelters so don't wait to reserve your date! Call (608) 266-4711 to check availability or to make a reservation.

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

Brittingham Park Shelter

Address: 829 West Washington Ave.
Capacity: Seats 150 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: No
Alcohol-Free Park: Yes – alcohol permit is required.

Shelter Details

Burrows Park Shelter

Address: 25 Burrows Rd
Capacity: Seats 110 people
Restrooms: In separate building
Water: Not available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: No


Shelter Details

Demetral Park Shelter

Address: 601 N. Sixth St
Capacity: Seats 140 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
Alcohol-Free Park: Yes – alcohol permit is required.

Shelter Details

Elvehjem Park Shelter

Address: 1202 Painted Post Dr
Capacity: Seats 80 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Street parking

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes


Shelter Details

Elver Park Shelter #1

Address: 1260 McKenna Blvd
Capacity: Seats 100 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes


Shelter Details

Elver Park Shelter #2

Address: 1250 McKenna Blvd
Capacity: Seats 60 people inside, 80 people outside
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes


Shelter Details

Garner Park Shelter

Address: 333 S. Rosa Rd
Capacity: Seats 80 people in main section, 60 people in upper section
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: No


Shelter Details

Hoyt Park Main Shelter

Address: 3902 Regent St
Capacity: Seats 100 people
Restrooms: In separate building
Water: Not available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: No


Shelter Details

Hoyt Park Roys Shelter

Address: 3902 Regent St
Capacity: Seats 70 people
Restrooms: In separate building
Water: Not available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: No


Shelter Details

Gates of Heaven

Address: 302 E. Gorham St
Capacity: Seats 98 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
Alcohol-Free Park: Yes – alcohol permit is required.

Shelter Details

James Madison Park Shelter

Address: 614 E. Gorham St
Capacity: 60
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Street parking

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
Alcohol-Free Park: Yes – alcohol permit is required.

Shelter Details

Lake Edge Park - Not Available in 2015

Address: 511 Park Ct
Capacity: Seats 80 people
Restrooms: In separate building
Water: Not available in shelter
Parking: Street parking

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
Alcohol-Free Park: Yes – alcohol permit is required.

Shelter Details

Marshall Park Shelter

Address: 2101 Allen Blvd
Capacity: Seats 100 people
Restrooms: In separate building
Water: Not available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes


Shelter Details

Olin Park Pavilion

Address: 1156 Olin-Turville Court
Capacity: Seats 150 people
Restrooms: In separate building
Water: Not available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes


Shelter Details

Reindahl Park Shelter

Address: 1818 Portage Rd
Capacity: Seats 110 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
Alcohol-Free Park: Yes – alcohol permit is required.

Shelter Details

Rennebohm Park Shelter

Address: 115 N. Eau Claire Ave
Capacity: Seats 170 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Street parking

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes


Shelter Details

John Wall Family Pavilion in Tenney Park

Address: 402 N. Thornton Ave.-shelter/1414 E. Johnson Ave.-park
Capacity: Seats 120 people inside/60 outside patio
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
Alcohol-Free Park: Yes – alcohol permit is required.

Shelter Details

Vilas Park Shelter

Address: 1602 Vilas Park Drive
Capacity: Seats 170 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes


Shelter Details

Warner Park Shelter

Address: 2930 N. Sherman Ave
Capacity: Seats 50 people inside, 140 people outside
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Parking lot

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes


Shelter Details

Westmorland Park Shelter

Address: 4114 Tokay Blvd
Capacity: Seats 100 people
Restrooms: In shelter
Water: Available in shelter
Parking: Street parking

P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: No


Shelter Details