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Athletic Field & Court Reservations

The City of Madison Parks Division offers a variety of quality athletic fields, such as softball, baseball, soccer, football, volleyball and tennis courts. The facilities range in amenities, locations and pricing.

Many, but not all, of the Madison Parks Division facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend contacting Madison Parks prior to planning any activities on fields or courts to check availability.

Process for Facility & Field Reservations

Madison Parks has moved to an online reservation system. You can reserve by clicking any of the below ‘Reserve’ links. Full payment is due to make a reservation. If you have questions before or while making a reservation please contact Madison Parks Athletics: parksathletics@cityofmadison.com or (608) 266-4713.

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Pricing

General Reservation Fees are listed with each field/court type. Additional Fees can be found below. Contact the Athletic Scheduler (608) 266-4713 with any questions regarding pricing.

Youth athletic and tax exempt groups must apply online to receive a discount and/or tax exemption. Youth athletic groups, up to and including middle school age, receive a 60% discount.

NOTE: Reservations are made for the duration of time user groups will be at the fields, so be sure to specify when the fields are needed. This allows Madison Parks to schedule fields for other users.

Fields Closed For Maintenance

Fields listed as closed for maintenance are under rehabilitation to improve playing conditions. During this rehab period, maintenance efforts are increased and may include: overseeding, herbicide treatments, aerification, fertilizer applications, among other methods.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All organized groups and those requesting exclusive use must make a reservation.

Fields and Courts Available for Reservation

Breese Stevens

Contact Breese Stevens Field to schedule, (608) 622-1414 or info@breesestevensfield.com.

Baseball Fields

The baseball diamonds are programmed with youth and adult league play. If you would like to reserve a field or facility, please call the Athletic Scheduler at (608) 266-4711.

  • Warner Park Baseball: Contact Madison Mallards to schedule, (608) 246-4277 or info@mallardsbaseball.com.
  • Bowman Baseball - $50/hour (3-hour minimum); includes game prep
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Basketball Courts

Basketball courts are all available on a first-come, first-serve basis, unless you are planning a new league or tournament or want exclusive use.

  • $15/4-hour block or $5/hour for less than 4 hours.
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Cricket Fields

The cricket field is programmed with club play. If you would like to reserve a field or facility, please call the Athletic Scheduler at (608) 266-4711.

  • $15/2-hour block
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Football Fields

Many of the football fields are programmed with youth and adult league play. If you would like to reserve a field or facility, please call the Athletic Scheduler at (608) 266-4711.

  • Warner Park Football #2 - $100/hour (2 hours minimum); $50 each addition hour
  • $25/hour (2-hour minimum)
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Lacrosse Fields

Many of the athletic fields are programmed with youth and adult league play. If you would like to reserve a field or facility, please call the Athletic Scheduler at (608) 266-4711.

  • $25/hour (2-hour minimum)
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Open Fields

Madison Parks are a unique blend of active recreation and passive recreation spaces. Open Fields are just that - open, not pre-designed as a softball diamond, or football field and ready for your imagination. Available on a first-come, first-served basis for pick-up play or reserved for league play.

  • Contact the Athletic Scheduler for price information at (608) 266-4711.
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Pickleball Courts

A number of tennis courts are lined for playing pickleball. Six dedicated pickleball courts opened in 2016 at Garner Park!

  • $15/4-hour block or $5/hour for less than 4 hours
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Soccer Fields

Many of the soccer fields are programmed with youth and adult league play. If you would like to reserve a field or facility, please call the Athletic Scheduler at (608) 266-4711.

  • Warner Soccer #1 - $50/hour (3-hour minimum)
  • $25/hour (2-hour minimum)
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Softball/Kickball Diamonds

Many of the softball diamonds are programmed with youth and adult league play. If you are looking to join a league, please contact Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) or by calling (608) 204-3000.

  • $60/4-hour block (includes game prep) or $15/hour (no game prep)
  • $25/hour for game prep between games
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Tennis Courts

Madison Parks has over 90 tennis courts. Most are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. When courts are reserved, at least one must be left available for pick-up play. Please note that all tennis leagues and all tennis instructors must reserve the court, no matter the location by calling (608) 266-4711.

  • $15/4-hour block or $5/hour for less than 4 hours
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Ultimate Fields

Ultimate, originally known at ultimate frisbee, is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc. Contact MUFA (Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association) for league information.

  • $30/hour (2-hour minimum)
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Volleyball Courts

Volleyball courts are all available on a first-come, first-serve basis, unless you are planning a new league or tournament or want exclusive use of it.


  • $15/4-hour block or $5/hour for less than 4 hours
  • $45 for court raking
Reserve

Tournaments & Leagues

If you are planning to organize a tournament, you must fill out the Special Event in a Park packet. If you are planning to start a new league, you must first talk to Madison Parks to discuss your proposal, as well as discuss the reservation fees.

Lighting

Evening lighting is available from sunset to 10pm at a number of athletic fields with a reservation, as listed below.

  • Burr Jones
    • Ultimate Frisbee: $50/use (field closed for rehab in 2022)
  • Demetral
    • Softball/Kickball (non-fenced) $50/use
  • Duane F. Bowman Park
    • Baseball: $150/use
    • Softball: $50/use
  • Elver
    • Softball (fenced) $50/use
  • Goodman
    • Softball (fenced): $50/use
  • Olbrich
    • Softball (fenced): $50/use
  • Reynolds
    • Sport Court: free to use, reservation required
  • Warner
    • Baseball Stadium, home of the Mallards: $150/use
    • Football: $150/use
    • Soccer: $150/use
    • Softball/Kickball (non-fenced): $50/use

Push button lighting is onsite and free to use at the following locations:

  • Rennebohm
    • Tennis
  • Tenney
    • Tennis
  • Warner
    • Basketball

Additional Fees/Policies

  • Reservation cancel/change (depending on when the notice is received): minimum of $25
  • Amplified sound (for amplification other than game announcements): $60 per six hours
  • Temporary structure: $110 per structure, per day
  • Alcohol permit (at alcohol free parks only): $55 per day
  • A request to vend during an athletic reservation may require a Park Event permit. Please contact the Community Events team at madisonevents@cityofmadison.com or (608) 264-9289 if you are planning on selling anything in a Madison Park.
  • Damage: $50/hour plus cost of materials
  • Key/Field damage deposit for all recreational field reservations: $500 (refundable)
  • Failure to do so will forfeit your credit for a new date and you will be billed for the reservation.

Closed Fields/Weather Cancelations

  • Fields may be closed due to inclement weather (current or predicted), ground conditions, or for any other reasons deemed necessary by Madison Parks.
  • If a field reservation is canceled, a notification is emailed to the user who made the field reservation. Notifications are sent by 2:00 pm Monday through Friday and by 9:00 am on weekends and holidays.
  • If inclement weather prevents you from using a reserved athletic space, the user group must contact Madison Parks within 5 business days to reschedule or be refunded.