The City Park features three shelters that are available to the public for rental from May through September each year, with a fourth shelter available in Grahl Park. The City does not accept reservations for the gazebo or covered bridge.
A rental fee of $55.00 per shelter per day is required at the time of the reservation. An additional $25.00 deposit is required at the time the key(s) are picked up. The deposit fee will be returned if the shelter(s) are cleaned, and not damaged and the key is returned.
Questions regarding availability can be made Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm by calling the Department of Public Works at (715) 748-1187. Reservations, however, must be made in person during business hours and are made on a first come, first served basis. The City will accept reservations two years in advance of the event. Civic and church organizations are exempt from this requirement and will be able to reserve a shelter on a continuous basis.
Reservation rental fee is non-refundable.
The keys for the shelter(s) require a $25.00 deposit and may be picked up the day before the event; or the Friday before the event if the event is on a weekend. Keys must be returned the next business day. The keys are available at City Hall located at 639 S. Second Street, Medford, WI between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
When not in use all padlocks should be placed in the locked position on the overhead doors. Replacement cost for lost or missing padlocks/keys is the responsibility of the party reserving the shelter. Costs: Padlock - $20.00, Key - $5.00.
Domesticated animals are not allowed in the park except those restrained by a leash 8-foot or less in length. All domesticated animals are prohibited on all grassy areas in the City parks and in the waters in or adjacent to the City parks.
All park facilities are closed to the public between the hours of 11:00pm - 5:00am except the camping areas and Riverwalk, which are available for use 24-hours a day. Authorized events (events where a permit has been issued by the Council) are exempt.
Beer / Liquor
Consumption of beer is allowed in the park, however the sale of beer is prohibited. Liquor is prohibited.
* Under Wisconsin Statutes, a Temporary Class "B" is license is available to organizations that meet certain requirements. Applications must be turned in 20 days in advance to meet waiting period requirements set by the State of Wisconsin. Please contact the Clerks Office at (715) 748-1181 for more information.
A permit, for a period not to exceed three days, is required for advertising, soliciting, peddling, selling or otherwise promoting a commercial activity on City park property. Please contact the Clerks Office at (715) 748-1181 for more information.
It is the responsible of the party reserving the shelter(s) to cleanup the area at the close of their event. The City does not provide cleaning supplies, but will supply two trash bags to replace those in the trashcans in the shelter. Cleaning should include sweeping the floor, removing trash, and wiping the tables. Tied trash bags should be placed in the dumpster located near the shelter(s).