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


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

  • Allied Park (June 5-September 3, 2019) - No Alcohol Park Rule
  • 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
  • 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.

Temporary Structure

If your reservation will have a structure larger than 10' x 10' including inflatable structures, a permit is required. Please complete the application below, and submit (to with payment at least 10 business days prior to your event. Dunk tanks, sprinklers or other water features are NOT ALLOWED.

Shelter Reservation Temporary Structure Permit Application: MS Word | PDF