Shelter & Field Reservations

COVID-19 Shelter Reservation Information:

Shelter reservations are available following these guidelines for outdoor activities:

  • Restrooms are open and available for public use.  Restrooms are cleaned at least once in a 24 hour period.
  • Must maintain 6’ distancing between people not in your immediate household.  The average picnic table is 6’ in length so we encourage event guests to bring a lawn chair to make sure you have ample seating with distancing. 
    • Consider using table cloths, sanitizing picnic tables and benches before use
    • Do not share food and beverages. Avoid serving food as a buffet, potluck or family-style.
    • Consider wearing face masks
    • Wash hands or sanitize regularly
    • Note that playground equipment is not being cleaned
City of Sun Prairie Shelters, Gazebos and Athletic Fields may be reserved for private groups and events.

To check availability or to make a reservation request, please visit the
 Facility Availability page.

For more information, please call the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at (608) 837-3449 or e-mail us at



  • Park shelters and gazebos may be reserved one year in advance.
  • Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Reservations may be made in person at the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Main Office or online.
  • Payment must be made at the time the reservation is made.
  • Park shelters and gazebos may be reserved for use by individuals and groups.
  • A non-resident surcharge is applied to those who do not live within the limits of the City of Sun Prairie and the Sun Prairie Area School District.
  • Park shelter and gazebo reservations for 2021 will be accepted for the following date range:  Saturday, May 7, 2021 through Sunday, September 26, 2021.
  • Our Parks Crew members will open restrooms and drinking fountains by May 7, 2021 and will gradually begin winterizing all shelters by closing the restrooms and turning off drinking fountains beginning September 27, 2021.



Shelter House Fees
Fees are for rentals Monday-Sunday from 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Open Air Shelters with Restrooms
Resident $90 / Non-Resident $110:

Carriage Hills Estates
Sheehan East 
Sheehan West
Stoneridge Estates
Wetmore East
Wyndham Hills

Open Air Shelters, No Restroom at Shelter, but Restroom at Park
Resident $75 / Non-Resident $95:

FAC North
FAC South
Sheehan Central
Wetmore West

Open Air Shelters, No Restroom at Park                            
Resident $30 / Non-Resident $53:

Blooming Meadows
Fox Point
Glacier Crossing
Hunter's Ridge
Sunny Valley
Gazebo Fees
Fees are for rentals Monday-Sunday from 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Resident $60 / Non-Resident $90:
Blooming Meadows
Cardinal Crest


A variety of outdoor recreation facilities are available to reserve. 

Please see our Athletic Facility Reservation Policy prior to making reservation requests.

2020 Athletic Facility Fees

 Resident Rate Non-Resident Rate
Athletic Fields  $18.96 + tax per hour  $37.91 + tax per hour
Softball Diamonds  $14.22 + tax per hour  $28.44 + tax per hour
Green Space  No fee  $9.48 + tax per hour
Tennis Courts  $4.74 + tax per hour  $9.48 + tax per hour
Basketball Courts  $4.74 + tax per hour  $9.48 + tax per hour
Volleyball Courts  $4.74 + tax per hour  $9.48 + tax per hour
Refund Policy:
Requests must be made during business hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.  The cancellation request must be received at least ten (10) business days prior to the reservation date.  The participant may choose between a 50% refund issues by city check OR a 100% program credit.  The program credit may be used towards future reservations or recreation programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department (excluding Discount Tickets).  Reservations made within ten days of the reservation date are not subject to a cancellation refund or credit.