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. 2015's Lottery Day was very successful -- read Ruth and George's Lottery Day story here.
2017 RESERVATIONS: The next Lottery Day (for 2017 shelter reservations) is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
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, James Madison, Lake Edge, Olbrich, Reindahl 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 smaller sun shelters that may be reserved for exclusive use or are available on a first-come, first-served basis when they are not previously reserved.