Last Updated: 10/19/2022

Latest Update

October 19, 2022
City Engineering, in conjunction with Madison Parks and Dane County, currently plans to replace the existing beach shelter and install a clean beach system at Tenney Park in 2023-2024.

Project Overview

The new Tenney Park Beach Shelter building will include a pump room as part of the Clean Beach system announced in August 2019, a joint project between the City of Madison and Dane County. Tenney Park Beach Shelter will be the sixth prototype park shelter and restrooms. Previous prototype shelters are located at Lake Edge Park; Esther Beach; Penn Park, Walter Street at Olbrich Park and Warner Beach. A neighborhood informational meeting is being planned for February 2021.  For more information about this project and for Public Information meetings on this project, please visit "Park's Tenney Park - Beach Shelter Replacement"

Project Schedule

City User Agency: Parks Division

Planning and Design: February - June 2021
1st Advertisement of Bid: TBD
Bid Due Date: TBD
Construction Start Date: TBD

Expected Completion Date: TBD

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates, times and locations are indicated below:

City Process Meetings

July 26, 2021  File #66194
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Tenney Park Beach Shelter

Jan. 25, 2021 File #63177
Authorizing a non-competitive service contract with Destree Design Architects, Inc. for professional architectural and engineering consulting services for the Tenney Park Beach Shelter.

Proposed Tenney Park Beach Shelter Rendering

Tenney Shelter Rendering