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Reserve a Shelter

Madison Parks offers large group shelters and many smaller, year-round picnic shelters. Large shelters may offer restrooms (in or nearby), electricity and are generally available mid-April through mid-October (Gates of Heaven and Highland Manor are available year-round). Picnic shelters are reservable or available on a first-come, first-served basis and are open year-round. A few offer seasonal restrooms and electricity.

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  • See SHELTER PRICES for 2022 rates.
  • BEFORE reserving, be sure to see Parks Projects. We are continually improving our park system and some of these improvements may impact a nearby shelter.
  • Are you planning a neighborhood, street, or other special event? Visit SPECIAL EVENTS to see if your event qualifies.
  • RESERVE One of three ways
    • ONLINE
    • Calling (608) 266-4711
    • In-person at the Parks administration office
  • Full payment is due at the time of processing your reservation, along with any required permits.
    • Credit card (MasterCard or Visa) is the only accepted method of payment.
  • All reservations are subject to our standard cancellation policy.
  • 2023 reservations open Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Reserve Online

or call (608) 266-4711 Mon - Fri, 8 am - 4:15 pm

Questions you will be asked

Please Note: We are continually improving our park system. Please see Parks Projects for more information on specific park projects that may impact your shelter reservation.

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Contact Madison Parks

  • City of Madison Parks Division
    City-County Building, Room 104
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 266-4711
  • Fax: (608) 267-1162
  • Contact Form
  • WI Relay Service
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Park Hours: 4:00am - 10:00pm
  • After Hours, Weekends & Holidays: Contact Park Rangers, (608) 235-0448