Rennebohm Park Tennis Courts Reconstruction

Last Updated: 03/22/2023

The City of Madison Parks Division is rebuilding the tennis courts at Rennebohm Park! 

Following demolition of the west courts by Parks Construction staff, work by Contractor Wolf Paving Corporation to reconstruct the courts began in September 2022 and wrapped in late October of that year; work will resume in late spring 2023 with the installation of the color "sport court" surface and (re) striping of the courts (for both tennis & pickleball play) - however, the west courts received striping and nets and are available for play prior to the sport court surface installation.

The east set of courts is slated for demolition and reconstruction (to include the addition of court lighting, dual striping for tennis & pickleball and accessible path connections) in 2024 and is dependent on the capital budget submittal for the project to pass through Common Council.  Parks will have more information regarding the anticipated project start date and timeframe following the conclusion of budget deliberations in late 2023.

Rennebohm Park West Tennis Courts in October 2022
Rennebohm Park west tennis courts just before the nets were installed in late 2022


A community information meeting to discuss the project was held on March 10, 2022 online via Zoom.  At this meeting City staff presented information on the maintenance history of the courts, existing conditions and limiting factors and proposed reconstruction work and timeline.  Information from the session, including the presentation and a summary of the questions and answers (including those received prior to the session) can be found at the links, below.

Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:00PM online via Zoom

Please note: the meeting was not recorded.

All questions and comments regarding this project should be directed to Project Manager Kate Kane at or (608) 261-9671

Photograph of the tennis courts taken in 2019
The west tennis courts at Rennebohm Park in 2019

The existing courts at the park were originally constructed in 1976 (west side) and 1981 (east side) and were rebuilt by mill & overlay in 1990.  Following the rebuilding, each set of courts has received, to date, six rounds of crack repair & resurfacing with diminishing returns following each round of repair.  The fencing at the courts is also in poor condition - and lacks accessibility features at the doorways.  Parks has received frequent requests over the years to improve the condition of the courts from user groups and individuals and included funding requests as part of its capital budget to fully rebuild the courts.