Date & Time: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:30am to 7:59am
City of Madison Parks Division
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, City-County Building, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53703

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Lottery Day is the first day, in-person that folks may make a shelter reservation for the following year: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016


  • A numbered lottery system is used to ensure fairness for all patrons wishing to reserve our Madison park shelters.
  • Numbered tickets are distributed in the lobby outside the doors of the Parks Administrative Office (210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Rm. 104) beginning at 7:30am.
  • Arriving prior to 7:30am is not necessary or a benefit.
  • Only ONE ticket is given to each party. Failure to abide by this rule may forfeit your eligibility in the Lottery Day process.
  • Cash, checks or credit cards (Mastercard or Visa) are accepted for your full payment which is due at the time of processing your reservation, along with any needed permits
  • All tickets are issued by 7:59am. The random drawing begins promptly at 8:00am. If you arrive after the drawing begins, you will need to wait until the Lottery Day process is complete before you may place your reservation. 
  • The entrance to the City-County Building opens at 7:30am. There is no benefit to arriving prior to this.
  • Long-standing annual Special Events will be reserved prior to Lottery Day. A listing of shelters already reserved for these events will be available by November 1. 
  • Cancelation Policy: Reservations made at Lottery Day will receive only a 50% refund up until 10 days prior to the reservation. Within 10 days, no refunds are provided.
Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Contact: For more information: (608)266-4711
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: No
Event Website: Madison Parks Shelters

Last Updated : 09/27/2016
Agency: Parks