Open Shelter

A variety of shelters and facilities are available to rent for all types of events.

Brochures describing these buildings are available at the Park Office, 212 River Drive, Suite 2, Wausau
A brochure containing 2019 and 2020 shelter rates is available as a PDF (50 kb).  Approximately 20 different shelters may be reserved on-line up to 360 days in advance of your event date. See below. All shelters may be reserved 365 days in advance if you make your reservation in person at the Park Office or call us on the phone.

CANCELLATIONS - REFUND POLICY: There shall be a service fee for any canceled Facility Reservation Agreement. For all cancellations made 14 calendar days or more prior to the scheduled event, $10/per reservation or 10% of the TOTAL rental fee, whichever is greater, is forfeited. For all cancellations made 13 calendar days or less before the scheduled event, the TOTAL rental fee is forfeited.


Reservable Marathon County Park Shelters

* Prices include tax

Parks
Recreation &
Forestry Dept
Enclosed Park Shelters Capacity Key/Security/
Tent Deposit
Season Electricity *2019 Non-Commercial
Price Per Day
*2020 Non-Commercial
Price Per Day

COUNTY
PARKS


All Rentals:

Earliest time

to access

shelter is

8am.  Must be

totally cleaned

up and out

of shelter

by midnight.

Indicate

arrival

time and leave

time on

contract.
 

Bluegill Park - Open Shelter #4   (5)(Map) 75   May 1 thru Oct 31
No

$59

 

$61

 

Big Eau Pleine Park - Enclosed Shelter (Map)              (5)
West Unit near the beach

90/wings $20/key May 1 thru Oct 31
Yes

$96

 

$99

 

Big Eau Pleine Park - Open Shelter #29
South Unit near the firewood station
75   May 1 thru Oct 31 Yes $77 $79
Cherokee Park - Shelter (Map)       (5)

 

80/wings $20/pay when reserve May 1 thru Oct 21
Yes

$96

 

$99

 

Eau Claire Dells Park - Enclosed Shelter #1 (Map)                        (5) 70/wings $20/key May 1 thru Oct 31
Yes

$108

$111

Eau Claire Dells Park - Open Shelter #13 (Next to the beach) (Map)    (5)

75

  May 1 thru Oct 31
Yes

$77

$79

Eau Claire Dells Park - Open Shelter #14 (South of River; West of Hwy Y) (Map)     (5)

60

  May 1 thru Oct 31
No

$51

$52

Mission Lake Park - Open Shelter(Map)
(5)
75 $200(2) May 1 thru Oct 31
No

$59

 

$61

 

Big Kitchen - Marathon Park  (5)

(Flexible)

150/wings

(500 max)

$20/key

$200(1)
May 1 thru Oct 21
Yes
<200/201-300/301-500
$165/$290/$410 (3)
<200/201-300/301-500
$170/$299/$422 (3)
 
Marathon Junction   (5) 50 $200(1) June 1 - Sept 1 Yes $66-Noon(6)
$160-Evening
$226-All Day
$68-Noon(6)
$165-Evening
$232-All Day
Meeting Hall - Marathon Park     (5) 75;  There is indoor seating for 75 $20/key

$200(1)

May 1 thru Oct 21
Yes

$148(4)

 

$152(4)

 

Mara Pk Open #1 - #4      (5)
Bandstand       (5)               
Mara Pk Open #5

60
60
60

  May 1 thru Oct 31
No
Yes
Yes

$51
$59
$59

$52
$61
$61

Shooting Range Lodge

This building is only reservable for "Outdoor Educational Meetings"


50

 


$20/key

May 1 thru Nov 15

Shooting Range season


Yes

$88

$91

East Gate Hall - Marathon Park

This building is also available commercially

1-300

301-800

Floor Plan

$500

$500

reservable year round
Yes

$459(3)

$751(3)

$473(3)

$774(3)

MPB 1 & 2 - Marathon Park

This building is also available commercially

1000

MPB1 Floor Plan

MPB2 Floor Plan

$500 April thru Sept

(Both buildings are indoor ice arenas from October to early March.)

Yes
(3) (3)
Big Eau Pleine Group Campground 3pm check in/out  (5) 200   May 1 thru Oct 31
Yes
1-25/26+
$130+$8 /
$180+$8
 
1-25/26+
TO BE DETERMINED
 
Eau Claire Dells Group Campground 3 pm check in/out  (5) 300   May 1 thru Oct 31
No
1-25/26+
$115+$8 /
$160+$8
 
1-25/26+
TO BE DETERMINED
 
County
Forests
Nine Mile Chalet   (5)

175;  There is indoor seating for 95

$200(1)(2)

$20/key

April 16 thru Nov 20

Yes
$290 $299

Green Space
Non-ExclusiveUse

Open areas within parks Varies

$20/key

May 1 thru Oct 31
Yes
$145 $149

(1) The security deposit is collected when both amplified music and alcohol will be present.
(2) The security deposit is collected when tents, temporary structures or equipment will be present..
(3) Fees depend on the number of people.
(4) This building can be rented hourly for meetings (minimum 2 hours)
(5) This shelter can be reserved online
(6) Noon rental from 11am to 2:30pm; Evening rental from 5pm to midnight; All day is 8am to midnight.
* All enclosed shelters have water and restrooms inside or nearby.


Reservable City of Wausau Park Shelters

Enclosed Park Shelters Capacity Key/Security/
Tent Deposit
Season Electricity 2019 Price Per Day (pre-tax) 2020 Price Per Day (pre-tax)
Oak Island - Shelter 75 $20/key
$200(1)(2)
May 1 thru Oct 21
Yes

$153.00 ($145.02)

$158.00 ($149.76)

Pleasant View - Shelter 50 $20/key May 1 thru Oct 21
Yes

$103.00 ($97.63)

$106.00 ($100.47)

Sylvan Hill Park - Shelter 
(Floor Plan)

(Map)

Kitchen not available during the winter season

100/winter

200/summer

There is indoor seating for 115

$20 Key

$200(1)(2)

Nov 1 thru mid Dec, Apr 1-30

May 1 thru Oct 31

Yes
$228.00 ($216.11) (4)

$235.00 ($222.75) (4)

Riverside Park - Shelter
 

(Floor Plan)

150/winter

500/summer

There is indoor seating for 125

$20 Key

$200(1)(2)

 Nov 1 thru Apr 30

May 1 thru Oct 31

Yes

<200/201-300/301-400

$228/$379/$536

($216.11/$359.24/$508.06) (3)(4)



<200/201-300/301-400

$235/$390/$552

($222.75/$369.67/$523.22) (3)(4)
 

Fern Island, Stewart Park, etc Varies

 

May 1 thru Oct 31
Yes
$145.00 ($137.44) $149.00 ($141.23)

(1) The security deposit is collected when both amplified music/sound and alcohol will be present.
(2) The security deposit is collected when tents, temporary structures or equipment are present.
(3) Fees depend on number of persons.
(4) This building can be rented hourly for meetings (minimum 2 hours).
* All enclosed shelters have water and restrooms inside or nearby.

Oak Island Shelter:

500 River Drive, Wausau. Located north of Thomas Street on River Drive.  Rose Bowl baseball diamond (Jr. & Sr. league), lights, bleachers, drinking fountain. Enclosed Shelter: Fireplace, drinking fountain, stove top, kitchen sink (no hot water), electricity, rustic wooden tables & benches. Outside: grill pit, 6 lighted tennis courts, boat landing with dock, paved path, drinking fountain, flush toilets with sinks, playground equipment, 2 open shelters, grills, picnic tables, pathways with benches, water fountains, Little League diamond, dumpsters, recycling station, bridge to Fern Island. FERN ISLAND: Open play areas, hiking trails, popular place for wedding ceremony. Oak Island Shelter

Pleasant View Park:

1221 Sumner Street, Wausau. Located on the corner of 12th Street and Sumner (north of Kraft Foods, Inc. off of Townline Road).  Enclosed Shelter: Bench around outside wall, sink with cold running water, fireplace, wooden tables, kindling wood, broom, mops, lights, flush toilets in basement, electrical outlets. Covered wings: picnic tables, grills. Outside: Playground areas with equipment, tennis courts, grills outside, scattered picnic tables, lighted sledding hill in winter, dumpster.

Pleasant View Shelter

Riverside Park:

100 Sherman Street, Wausau. Location: First Avenue to Sherman Street, east on Sherman to end (behind 3M). Enclosed Shelter: 18 round tables and 2 rectangular tables with total seating for around 125 people, cafeteria style, chairs, ceiling fans, no air-conditioning, flush toilets inside shelter, garbage cans, dumpster, drinking fountain, 2 coat rooms, BBQ shelter, no grills, open shelter off back of kitchen with picnic tables. Kitchen: Refrigerator/freezer, sink, stove. Handicap Pathways, drinking fountains, toilets. Outside: Blacktop bike trail, half-court basketball court/bounce board, softball backstop, baseball field, volleyball court (bring your own nets), bridge to Picnic Island, 2 pedestrian stone stairways from 1st Ave to park, playground equipment, no overhead projector. Picnic Island: picnic tables, pedestrian bridge.

Riverside Lodge

Sylvan Hill Park:

1329 Sylvan Street, Wausau. Location: 6th Street north to Horseshoe Spring Road. East on Horseshoe Spring Road to Sylvan Street.  Fireplace (check on availability of firewood), new handicapped ramp, dumpster, windows with screens, open spacious area, restrooms downstairs with flush toilets, 14 folding tables (30 x 96) and 115 chairs. Kitchen (not available during tubing season), refrigerator/freezer, sink with hot & cold water, brooms, 4-burner stove top, kitchen island. Outside: 2 open shelters, picnic tables, cross-country ski trails, no electric outlets, play equipment, municipal tubing hill.

Sylvan Hill Chalet