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posted May 6, 2015 8:29 AM

Field Updates: How to Know
The best and ONLY way to know if your field is open for play is to call the Rainout Line (608)267-8787. Weekdays the line will be updated by 2:00pm, weekends and holidays the line will be updated by 9:00am. The line will be updated if fields are questionable, if no update by times listed, fields are open for play.
The City of Madison Parks Division offers a variety of quality softball, baseball, and soccer fields and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. The facilities range from the premiere and highly maintained facilities for leagues to the unlined fields meant for family and friends to organize a pick-up game.

Many, but not all, of the Madison Parks Division facilities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, at no charge. The Madison Parks Division suggests you first contact Madison Parks about what fields and facilities are available.

Tournaments & Leagues
If you are planning to organize a tournament, you must fill out the Special Event in a Park packet. If you are planning to start a new league, you must first talk to Madison Parks to discuss your proposal, as well as discuss the reservation fees.

Process for Facility & Field Reservation

Step 1

Contact Madison Parks to discuss your reservation, and perhaps find a facility that is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and is available at no charge.

Step 2

If you need to or choose to reserve a facility or field, the reservation fee for most fields and facilities is $115 for the first date and $45 for each successive date. This is per day and can be for any length of time and any number of games. A "Recreational Field Application" will need to be completed for each reservation. However, if you are planning to organize a tournament, you will be charged a Special Event fee and must fill out the appropriate application.

Step 3

After discussing the reservation with the athletic scheduler, to make the final reservation, the Parks Division needs a written or email request with the following information: YOUR NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, DAYTIME PHONE, FIELD/FACILITY LOCATION, DATES and HOURS. You may email your request.

It is important to note that priority access is given to inter-scholastic and youth club sports reservations. Therefore, there are very few available dates in the spring and fall. Reservation requests are taken in the order received.


Some facilities must be reserved to be used. The first four facilities listed are premiere locations and do have higher maintenance fees, with a separate charge for lighting if needed. All other locations are $115/day and $45 for each successive date.


  • Baseball/football/soccer lights: $15/quarter hour
  • Softball lights: $5/quarter hour

Fields Available for reservation

Softball diamonds

Soccer fields

Tennis courts

Rennebohm & Tenney Park have lights, which are free of charge. All other tennis courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for pick-up matches. When courts are reserved, at least one must be left available for pick-up play. Please note that all tennis leagues and all tennis instructors must pay for a reservation, no matter the location.

Basketball & Volleyball courts

Basketball & Volleyball courts are all available on a first-come, first-serve basis, unless you are planning a new league or tournament. Contact the Athletic Scheduler with questions.

Softball & baseball bases / equipment rental
Softball & baseball bases / equipment may be rented from Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR).