Last Updated: 09/18/2023

Latest Update

Sept. 18, 2023
The bid for the project to construct the new beach shelter was opened 7/13/23 and was awarded through Board of Public Works and Common Council in late July & early August to Tri-North Builders, Inc.  A Start Work letter was issued on 8/21/2023 and the Contractor will be closing out 2023 with submittals and subcontractor qualifications.  Work is anticipated to begin in April 2024 with the demolition of the existing building and continue through December 2024.  The exact date for the demolition/raze work to start is still TBD but will be updated here when it becomes available.

Project Overview

The new Tenney Park Beach Shelter building will include a pump room as part of the Clean Beach system announced in August 2019, a joint project between the City of Madison and Dane County. Tenney Park Beach Shelter will be the sixth prototype park shelter and restrooms. Previous prototype shelters are located at Lake Edge Park; Esther Beach; Penn Park, Walter Street at Olbrich Park and Warner Beach. A neighborhood informational meeting is being planned for February 2021.  For more information about this project and for Public Information meetings on this project, please visit "Park's Tenney Park - Beach Shelter Replacement"

October 19, 2022 Update:
City Engineering, in conjunction with Madison Parks and Dane County, currently plans to replace the existing beach shelter and install a clean beach system at Tenney Park in 2023-2024.

Project Schedule

City User Agency: Parks Division

Planning and Design: February - June 2021
1st Advertisement of Bid: June 05, 2023 available only on Bid Express 
Bid Talk (Virtual): June 21, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m. 
     June 21, 2023 Bid Talk: Tenney Park Beach Shelter Recording
     June 21, 2023 Bid Talk: Power Point Presentation
Pre-Bid Site Contractor Meeting: June 28, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m. at the project site located at 1330 Sherman Ave., Madison, WI
Bid Due Date: July 13, 2023
Construction Start Date: Sept. 2023

Expected Completion Date: Dec. 2024

"All information regarding dates/times/locations are informational and should be verified with official bidding documents posted on Bid Express."

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates, times and locations are indicated below:

City Process Meetings

Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8587, Tenney Park Beach Shelter

March 21, 2023 Common Council File #76512
March 08, 2023 Board of Public Works File #76512
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an amendment to the existing Purchase of Services contract (Architect) between the City of Madison and Destree Design Architects, Inc. to provide professional architectural and engineering design services and construction administrative services for the Tenney Park Beach Shelter project located at 1330 Sherman Ave., Madison, WI. (6th AD)

July 26, 2021  File #66194
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Tenney Park Beach Shelter

Jan. 25, 2021 File #63177
Authorizing a non-competitive service contract with Destree Design Architects, Inc. for professional architectural and engineering consulting services for the Tenney Park Beach Shelter.

Proposed Tenney Park Beach Shelter Rendering

Tenney Shelter Rendering