Permits

The following additional permits are available to purchase at least 10 business days in advance, with a shelter or athletic reservation.

Alcohol

Most parks allow alcohol (no glass). However, by ordinance the following parks are alcohol-free and require an alcohol permit with an advanced shelter or athletic reservation. See Madison General Ordinance 8.24 for a full list of parks and details.

Cost: $55 per reservation

  • Allied Park (Temporary through October 8, 2020)
  • BB Clarke
  • Bernie's Beach
  • Brittingham
  • Demetral (at shelter and within 50' radius)
  • James Madison
  • Lake Edge
  • Law
  • Mayfair
  • OB Sherry
  • Olbrich
  • Paunack
  • Penn (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)
  • Reger
  • Reynolds
  • Tenney
  • Thut
  • Waunona

Amplified Sound

If your reservation will have amplified sound you will need to purchase a P.A. Permit at least 10-business days in advance or at the time of making your online reservation. PA Permits have a 6-hour limit and must end by 9:00 pm.

Cost: $60 per reservation

Temporary Structure

If your reservation will have a structure larger than 10' x 10' such as a tent or inflatable, a permit is required. Please apply at least 10 business days prior to your event. You must call the Digger's Hotline and complete the application below. Please submit to parks@cityofmadison.com with payment. Dunk tanks, sprinklers or other water features are NOT ALLOWED.

Shelter Reservation Temporary Structure Permit Application: MS Word | PDF

Cost: $110 per reservation