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Reservable Shelter



2016 Shelter Reservations
begin on Lottery Day: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 
  • A number lottery system is used to ensure fairness for all patrons wishing to reserve our Madison Parks shelters. Numbered tickets will be distributed starting at 7:30 am on Lottery Day.  The drawing beings promptly at 8:00 am.  Phone-in reservations on this date will not begin until the Lottery reservations are complete.  We anticipate starting phone reservations by no later than 12:00 pm (noon).
  • Only ONE ticket per reservation is allowed.  This is for fairness to others wishing to reserve a shelter for their special day. Failure to abide by this rule may result in losing your place in the lottery reservation process.
  • Long-standing annual Special Events will be reserved prior to Lottery Day.  Those 2016 Special Event dates will be posted on the Madison Parks website on or before November 1, 2015, so everyone is aware of locations and dates that will not be available for reserving on Lottery Day.
  • Please note that full payment for shelter reservations, along with accompanying permits, is due on Lottery Day.
  • Cancellations of shelter reservations made on Lottery Day will only receive a 50% refund.

Madison Park Shelters are available for rental from mid-April through early October. Please call (608) 266-4711 to check availability. Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

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 after Lottery day in November of the previous 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 smaller gatherings without a reservation on a first-come/first-serve basis.  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 for your event at these parks. The alcohol must be contained within the shelter and is allowed only in conjunction with a reservation and the permit (no glass containers are allowed).  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.
 

Madison Parks also offers a number of  non-reservable shelters, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 St.-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