Warner Park - Beach Shelter Replacement

Last Updated: 12/09/2019

Madison Parks, in conjunction with City Engineering, will be replacing the existing beach shelter and installing a clean beach treatment system at Warner Park!

The proposed beach shelter will be the Madison Parks prototype shelter which has been recently constructed at Lake Edge Park, Esther Beach Park, Penn Park and is under construction currently at Olbrich Park. Replacement of this beach shelter was approved as part of the City of Madison's adopted Capital Budget, and as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to improve Warner Park.

This project will also include installation of a clean beach treatment system. Dane County and the City of Madison have agreed to a five-year program to make swimming in area lakes safer, County Executive Joe Parisi and Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced Aug. 29, 2019. The two made the announcement at Warner Beach, the site of where the first of several new "Clean Beach Treatment Systems" will be installed. 

Other improvements to occur as part of this shelter project will include installation of native plants, parking lot landscape islands (with low height plantings), bicycle parking, and a small play area.
 


Public Input Meeting
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 6:00 pm
Warner Park Community Recreation Center

City of Madison staff held a public meeting to gather input on the beach shelter as well as, general improvements to the Warner Park beach area. At this meeting staff discussed ideas with the public about shelter building options, in relationship to a proposed clean beach treatment system and other future potential site improvements. Meeting participants reviewed shelter designs, options for design elements to be added to park, and worked in small groups to discuss the project.  Meeting participants also used iClickers to help inform decision-making. This meeting was attended by between 30 - 40 people, members of Wild Warner, community members & neighbors, and Alders Kemble and Abbas.

Materials from this session can be found at the links, below.

Parks Shelter Prototype at Warner Beach (note graphics do not indicate exact location of shelter)