Lottery Day - Tuesday, November 14

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:30am to 7:59am
Location(s): 
City of Madison Parks Division
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, City-County Building, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53703

WHAT IS LOTTERY DAY?  This is the first day you may make a shelter reservation for the following year. Held typically on the 2nd Tuesday in November, the day begins with in-person reservations (see below), and follows with phone-in and online reservations.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
  • Beginning at 7:30am on November 14, 2017 and ending promptly at 7:59am, each party wishing to reserve a park shelter is given a numbered lottery ticket. The distribution takes place in the lobby of the City-County Building, outside the Parks Administrative Office (210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Rm. 104)
    • Due to the random drawing process, arriving prior to 7:30am is not recommended or necessary. The building is locked until 7:30am.
    • Only ONE lottery ticket is given to each party reserving a shelter. Failure to abide by this rule may forfeit your eligibility in the Lottery Day process.
  • Beginning at 8:00am, random lottery tickets are drawn. This order establishes when reservations are processed.
    • 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. 
  • 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 required permits
  • Long-standing annual Special Events will be reserved prior to Lottery Day. A listing of shelters already reserved for these events will be available HERE by November 1. 
  • Cancellation Policy: Reservations made during the Lottery Day process 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

Last Updated 09/26/2017
Agency: Parks
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