Monona Parks and Recreation Department offers racks for canoers and kayakers to store their boats. Spaces on each rack can be leased for the boating season May1 to April 30 of the following year.
Upon approval of rental application, the City of Monona will issue an identifying sticker that must be displayed on canoe/kayak at all times for verification of rental. Payment for the storage rack will be collected once rack application is approved. If you are a current renter/lessee your payment will be auto-charged the rental fee year to year unless indicated that you are not renewing or entering the lottery for a new spot.
Spots that are not renewed will be filled by a lottery system. Monona residents will get priority.
Monona Residents: Applications for Monona Residents are due by 12:00 pm on Friday, March 10. We will contact those picked by Monday, March 13. Your spot must be paid for by 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14 or it will be forfeited.
Non-Residents: If space allows, we will accept Non-Monona Resident lottery applications.
Moving to Your New Rack: You may move your canoe/kayak to your new rack May 1
Kayak/Canoe storage rack rules:
Watercraft must not exceed 80 pounds, 18 feet in length, 42 inches in width or 24 inches in height.
Items stored in the storage area are limited to watercraft only. No unauthorized personal property is to be stored on the premises.
Premises are to be left in original condition upon termination of permit period.
Permit must be visible at all times.
Watercraft must be fully contained within the designated space.
Parks Staff reserves the right to cut any lock and remove any watercraft, under any condition it deems necessary for the function of the boat storage program.
Watercraft must be secured to the boat storage rack in three spots; front, middle and back of boat, to prevent slippage from the rack. Owner accepts all liability for theft or damage to their property.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention
If you store your watercraft with us, please be sure to review our AIS information to help us prevent the spread of AIS.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are invasive plants that live on, in or near water or invasive animals that require a watery habitat. Invasive species share the following characteristics:
They are not native to the ecosystem. Some species may be native to the United States, but not Wisconsin; some could even be native to one part of the state, but not another.
Invasive species cause economic and/or ecological harm. They can over crowd native species.
They often spread quickly because of reproduction and/or a lack of predators; in their native habitats, invasive species probably have predators keeping their numbers in check, but in their invaded habitat, there's often nothing to eat them and stop their spread.
Aquatic invasive species often leave their predators and competitors behind in their native ecosystems. Without these natural checks and balances they are able to reproduce rapidly and out-compete native species. Once established, they can alter ecological relationships among native species and can affect ecosystems function, economic value of ecosystems and human health.
In the United States, over $137 million is spent annually as a result of invasive species. Since its inception in fiscal year 2004, the Wisconsin Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program has invested about $9 million in grants to reimburse local projects to monitor and control invasive species.