Permits

The following additional permits are available to purchase at least 10 business days in advance, with a shelter or athletic reservation.

Alcohol

Most parks allow alcohol (no glass). However, by ordinance (Madison General Ordinance 8.24) the following parks are alcohol-free and require an alcohol permit with an advanced reservation. See Madison General Ordinance 8.24 for a full list of parks and details.

  • BB Clarke
  • Bernie's Beach
  • Brittingham
  • Demetral (at shelter and within 50' radius)
  • James Madison
  • Lake Edge
  • Law
  • Mayfair
  • OB Sherry
  • Olbrich
  • Paunack
  • Penn (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)
  • Reger
  • Tenney
  • Thut
  • Warner (call for specifics)
  • Waunona

Amplified Sound

If your reservation will have amplified sound you will need to purchase a P.A. Permit at least 10-business days in advance or at the time of making your online reservation. PA Permits have a 6-hour limit and must end by 9:00 pm.

Temporary Structure

If your reservation will have a structure larger than 10' x 10' including inflatable structures, a permit is required. Please complete the application below, and submit (to parks@cityofmadison.com) with payment at least 10 business days prior to your event. Dunk tanks, sprinklers or other water features are NOT ALLOWED.

Shelter Reservation Temporary Structure Permit Application: MS Word | PDF