Olbrich Park - Walter Street Restroom Replacement

Last Updated: 05/24/2019

Work to replace the restroom building at Olbrich Park (Walter Street location) is underway!

Olbrich Park at Walter Street restroom building on May 24, 2019
Olbrich Park (at Walter Street) restroom on May 24, 2019

2019 Contractor Advanced Building Corporation submitted the lowest bid received for Engineering Facilities Contract #8177 at the bid opening on 8/2/2018 for the demolition of the existing concrete restroom building and for construction of the new building (as shown in the visualization below) at the site.  The new building will occupy an area to the east and south of the original building.  Phase II sitework improvements, under Contract #8328 which is currently out to bid and is anticipated to be opened on 5/30/3019, will include replacement of the existing parking lot & basketball court as well as accessibility improvements connecting the improvements.  Provided that there is a successful bid opening on 5/30, work on the Phase II component is anticipated to begin in mid July and continue through the end of 2019.
Visual simulation of new Walter St RR

A visual simulation (above) of the new restroom building at Olbrich Park (Walter Street)

Updates on the project including will be posted to this site as they become available.  Please direct questions or comments to Kate Kane at (608) 261-9671 or at kkane@cityofmadison.com.


A public meeting to discuss the project was held on October 12th at Whitehorse Middle School.  At the meeting, attendees voiced their support for a shift in location of the restroom building closer to the existing playground, replacement of the existing basketball court maintaining two goals on the court, and replacement of the existing parking lot at (or, if possible, exceeding) its current capacity (172 spaces).

Exhibits that were presented at the meeting are available by clicking through the links, below.