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Reserve a Shelter

  • 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. 
  • 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
  • Most shelters are open mid-April through mid-October (see exceptions below). 
  • The Shelter Reservations Guide provides details on seating capacities, and amenities such as outlets, fireplaces, and picnic tables.
  • 2023 reservations open Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 

Shelter Open Schedule Exceptions:

Note: 

  • Picnic shelters may be reserved online or by calling -OR- if not reserved, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Day of signage is posted at the shelter.
  • Madison Parks does not guarantee absolute privacy to any group.  Your reservation will reserve only the facility you are using, not the entire park or other facilities within the park. If you are interested in reserving the entire park, please visit Special Events.
  • Alcohol is permitted in most Madison Parks. Glass is never allowed. There are a handful of alcohol-free parks. In these locations, if you would like to bring alcohol, you will need an alcohol permit, which may be obtained when placing your reservation. An alcohol permit, without a reservation, is not given. 
  • Public improvements and/or construction may be underway during the time of your reservation.  The City of Madison Parks Division makes every attempt to schedule around events and shelter reservations whenever possible, however, this is not a guarantee.  Please keep in mind improvements to parks and infrastructure continues throughout the year.  Please visit Park Projects for a partial list of major capital improvement projects.
  • Firearms or weapons are not permitted at any of the shelters. Violators may be considered trespassers and may be subject to forfeiture or arrest.
  • The availability of Gates of Heaven may be checked online however, you will need to call to make your reservation.
  • Reservations for the following year begin in November of the proceeding year. 

 


  • Brittingham Park

    Address: 829 W. Washington Ave.
    Capacity: Seats 150 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
    Alcohol-Free Park: Yes - alcohol permit is required.

    Shelter Details: Brittingham Park
  • Burrows Park Shelter

    Address: 25 Burrows Rd.
    Capacity: Seats 110 people
    Restrooms: In separate building
    Water: Not available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Burrows Park Shelter
  • Demetral Park

    Address: 601 N. Sixth St
    Capacity: Seats 140 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
    Alcohol-Free Park: Yes - alcohol permit is required.

    Shelter Details: Demetral Park
  • Elvehjem Park

    Address: 1202 Painted Post Dr
    Capacity: Seats 80 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Street parking

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Elvehjem Park
  • Elver Park Enclosed Shelter

    Address: 1250 McKenna Blvd
    Capacity: Seats 60 people inside, 80 people outside
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Elver Park Enclosed Shelter
  • Elver Park Open Shelter

    Address: 1260 McKenna Blvd
    Capacity: Seats 100 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Elver Park Open Shelter
  • Esther Beach Park

    Address: 2802 Waunona Way
    Capacity: 20
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Esther Beach Park
  • Garner Park

    Address: 333 S. Rosa Rd
    Capacity: Seats 80 people in lower section, 60 people in upper section
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Garner Park
  • Highland Manor Park Shelter

    Address: 10 Manor Drive
    Capacity: max. capacity 212; tables & chairs for 100 provided
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Highland Manor Park Shelter
  • Hoyt Park Main Shelter

    Address: 3902 Regent St
    Capacity: Seats 100 people
    Restrooms: In separate building
    Water: Not available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Hoyt Park Main Shelter
  • Hoyt Park Roys Shelter

    Address: 3902 Regent St
    Capacity: Seats 70 people
    Restrooms: In separate building
    Water: Not available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Hoyt Park Roys Shelter
  • Gates of Heaven

    Address: 302 E. Gorham St
    Capacity: Seats 98 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
    Alcohol-Free Park: Yes - alcohol permit is required.

    Shelter Details: Gates of Heaven
  • James Madison Park

    Address: 614 E. Gorham St
    Capacity: 60
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Street parking

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
    Alcohol-Free Park: Yes - alcohol permit is required.

    Shelter Details: James Madison Park
  • Lake Edge Park

    Address: 511 Park Ct
    Capacity: Seats approx. 50 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Street parking

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
    Alcohol-Free Park: Yes - alcohol permit is required.

    Shelter Details: Lake Edge Park
  • Lake View Heights Park

    Address: 1621 Sunfield St.
    Capacity: 20
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Street parking

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Lake View Heights Park
  • Marlborough Park

    Address: 2222 Whenona Dr.
    Capacity: 20
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Street parking

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Marlborough Park
  • Marshall Park Shelter

    Address: 2101 Allen Blvd
    Capacity: Seats 100 people
    Restrooms: In separate building
    Water: Not available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Marshall Park Shelter
  • Olbrich Park - Walter St.

    Address: 502 Walter Street
    Capacity: Seats approx. 50 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
    Alcohol-Free Park: Yes - alcohol permit is required.

    Shelter Details: Olbrich Park - Walter St.
  • Olin Park Pavilion

    Address: 1156 Olin-Turville Court
    Capacity: Seats 150 people
    Restrooms: In separate building
    Water: Not available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Olin Park Pavilion
  • Penn Park

    Address: 2101 Fisher St.
    Capacity: 100
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
    Alcohol-Free Park: Yes - alcohol permit is required.

    Shelter Details: Penn Park
  • Reindahl Park Shelter

    Address: 1818 Portage Rd
    Capacity: Seats 110 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Reindahl Park Shelter
  • Rennebohm Park

    Address: 115 N. Eau Claire Ave
    Capacity: Seats 170 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Street parking

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Rennebohm Park
  • Tenney Park at John Wall Family Pavilion

    Address: 402 N. Thornton Ave.
    Capacity: Seats 120 people inside/60 outside patio
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes
    Alcohol-Free Park: Yes - alcohol permit is required.

    Shelter Details: Tenney Park at John Wall Family Pavilion
  • Vilas Park

    Address: 1602 Vilas Park Drive
    Capacity: Seats 170 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Vilas Park
  • Warner Park

    Address: 2930 N. Sherman Ave
    Capacity: Seats 50 people inside, 140 people outside
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Warner Park
  • Warner Park Beach Shelter

    Address: 1101 Woodward Dr.
    Capacity: Seats approx. 50 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Parking lot

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Warner Park Beach Shelter
  • Westmorland Park

    Address: 4114 Tokay Blvd
    Capacity: Seats 100 people
    Restrooms: In shelter
    Water: Available in shelter
    Parking: Street parking

    P.A. (Amplified Sound) Permit Allowed: Yes

    Shelter Details: Westmorland Park