Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012 --- 11:44 a.m.
Press Release from the City of Madison:
The 2013 reservations Madison Parks shelters and the Gates of Heaven will begin November 15, 2012.
Madison Parks has 20 shelters nestled in Madison's unique and scenic parks. Each shelter has a restroom, electricity and water and are an ideal location for your graduation party, family reunion, company picnic or wedding.
There is a high demand for Park shelters so don't wait to reserve your date!
Reservation Lottery System
A number lottery system will be used that morning to ensure fairness for the patrons wishing to reserve the more popular shelters and summer weekend dates. Numbered tickets will be distributed beginning at 7:30a.m., with the drawing to begin promptly at 8:00a.m. Phone-in reservations will begin at 11:00a.m. Because of the lottery system, it will not be in anyone's best interest to arrive at the Madison Parks office before 7:30a.m.
Only ONE ticket per reservation is allowed. This is for fairness to all of the other people trying to make a reservation for their special day. Failure to abide by those rules may result in losing your reservation.
Long-standing annual special events will be reserved in advance of the Park Shelter reservation date. Those 2013 event dates will be posted on the Madison Parks website by November 5, 2012 for the 2013 season.
Please note that on November 15, full payment for the shelter reservation and permits are due on that day.
Madison Parks Office | 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 104 | Madison, WI 53703
Office (608) 266-4711 | Fax (608) 267-1162 | TDD (866) 704-2315