Door Creek Park Shelter
The Door Creek Park Shelter project was let for City of Madison Public Works bidding on February 2, 2023. Due to the limited number of bidders, the bid timeframe was extended from March 9 to April 20, 2023. No contractor bids were received, and the project will be re-bid in June, with an anticipated May 2025 construction completion date. The extended construction timeframe provides a greater opportunity for contractors to include the project in their work plans.
The Parks Division then presented the selected option to the Urban Design Commission (UDC) on February 23, 2022. The Commission approved the proposed building, and the project proceeded to construction drawing development and Public Works bidding.
DOOR CREEK SHELTER UDC SUBMITTAL
In addition to the park building, the Parks Division is installing new area lights in the existing parking lot islands as part of the 2023 construction project. More information on pole locations and fixtures will be provided as design development continues.
Community Meeting 2
The Parks Division held a second community meeting for the new park shelter on Thursday, November 18th. At the virtual meeting, Parks staff and the project consultant team reviewed two shelter design options. Of the two options discussed, Option Two was favored over Option One. Meeting attendees also expressed concern regarding after-hours activity in the park and requested additional parking lot and building lighting. The project includes additional parking lot lights and the shelter design will incorporate exterior building lighting.
Meeting Two presentation materials included:
DOOR CREEK PARK SHELTER - PUBLIC INPUT MEETING #2
Meeting Two video recording
DOOR CREEK PARK SHELTER - PUBLIC INPUT MEETING #2 VIDEO
Community Meeting 1
The first public meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, April 27th. The design team introduced the project and reviewed existing conditions, site opportunities and constraints, and the current building program. The intent was to gather initial input from park users and area residents prior to developing specific design options for Door Creek Park. In addition to the consultant team's presentation, Parks and Engineering staff were be available for questions regarding the project.
Presentation materials included:
DOOR CREEK PARK SHELTER - PUBLIC INPUT MEETING #1
Future project updates will be posted at this location, with notifications sent to the Sprecher East Neighborhood Association, District 3 representative, and via the Parks Division's social media outlets.
The Parks Division is working with City Engineering and Aro Eberle Architects on a new, 4,000 sf, multi-season shelter building for Door Creek Park. The new shelter was identified as a desired park amenity in the adopted park master plan (Door Creek Park Master Plan). The project is part of the Parks Division's continuing effort to implement master plan recommendations.
The Door Creek Park Shelter is a collaboration between Madison Parks and the City of Madison Engineering Division. The City of Madison Engineering Division is managing the design and implementation of the shelter, visit Engineering's Door Creek Park Shelter for more information.