Reynolds Park - Water Utility Building Rooftop Lighting for Tennis and Bike Polo

Last Updated: 05/14/2019

This project includes adding lights to the rooftop of the existing water utility building (Nicholds Station) located adjacent to Reynolds Park. The rooftop of Nichols Station, located at 101 N. Livingston is jointly operated by Madison Parks and Madison Water Utility as a recreational facility offering bike polo, and newly installed tennis courts with a SportsCourt surfacing.

Madison Parks athletic lights are programed to turn on at sunset (or when activated) and shut off when the park closes at 10 pm.

The City hired Strand Associates to evaluate the structural integrity of these existing light pole bases, and to identify options for meeting the requests for lighting.

Public Input Meeting
Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Lapham Elementary School
1045 E. Dayton Street

The City of Madison held a public input meeting to discuss adding lights to the roof of the water utility building in Reynolds Park. At this meeting the City presented two options for potential lighting.

At this meeting, iClicker voting results suggested a preference for four poles, with athletic lights capable of lighting the courts to 30 foot candles.  This input will help inform a decision on lighting the roof of the water utility building at Reynolds Park.

Materials from this public input meeting can be found at the links below.


Original Architectural Rendering
Original Architectural Rendering from 1970's
Madison Bike Polo
People utilizing the rooftop bike polo court constructed in 2015.
SportsCourt Tennis Court Surfacing
SportsCourt tennis court surfacing installed in 2017.