There is a large patio area on the east side of the Gathering Place. The patio area has tables, drinking water (in season),
a grill, and fire pit. The patio has electricity and tables and is available to reserve for groups of up to 99 people.
Check our calendar for availability, please check the Facility Availability Calendar:
You can request to reserve the Patio by emailing the church office:
Beginning and Ending Times
Copy of the completed Facility Use Form.
The Woodland Shelter - "The Retreat"
There is a small woodland shelter at the top of the hill near the Cemetery Road turnaround. Perfect for a resting spot after a hike, an informal picnic, or a quiet spot to take in the view. There is a grill and firepit for your use. The Shelter House need not be reserved and the Facility Use form is not applicable.
Firepit Rules & Information
Patio fire pit fires are forbidden when the DNR burn restriction is at a high, very high, or extreme condition. Please see the current condition on their website at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/newsroom/release/71886
Due to the confirmed presence of EAB in Dane County and much of the state, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) has put the State of Wisconsin under quarantine. Exotic and native forest pests such as Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer), Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian longhorned beetle), and others cause serious damage to urban and natural forests in the United States.
These pests and many others disperse various distances through multiple pathways including the movement of firewood. Therefore it is a Dane County policy that residents cannot take firewood from Dane County to non-quarantine counties, and campers in parks within the county cannot carry leftover firewood home with them if they live outside of Dane County.
Certified firewood can be purchased for $1 / log.