Last Updated: 01/04/2022

Update: January 04, 2022

Alder redistricting change from District 2 to District 6


Update: December 16, 2021

Madison Parks, in conjunction with City Engineering and Dane County, will be replacing the existing beach shelter and installing a clean beach treatment system at Tenney Park in 2022-2023.

Updated Project Schedule:
1st Advertisement of Bid: May 26, 2022
Bid Due Date: July 07, 2022
Construction Start Date: September 2022

Expected Completion Date: May 2023


Proposed Tenney Park Beach Shelter Rendering

Tenney Shelter Rendering

New Restrooms and Shelter

City Engineering will be replacing the existing beach house with a new park shelter and restrooms at Tenney Beach. The building will also 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, currently under construction.  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"


City User Agency: Parks Division

Planning and Design: February - June 2021
1st Advertisement of Bid: May 26, 2022
Bid Due Date: July 07, 2022
Construction Start Date: September 2022

Expected Completion Date: May 2023


Project History

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.