Kayak / Canoe Rack Rentals

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. 

  1. Locations & Fees
  2. Current Renters
  3. New Renters

Rental Fees

  • Monona residents: $150 per season
  • Non-residents: $300 per season

Locations in Monona  

  • Frostwoods Beach (5800 block of Winnequah Road)
  • Lottes Park (West Broadway and Interlake Drive, next to Rutabaga) 
  • Schluter Beach Park (4500 block of Winnequah Road)
  • Tonyawatha Boat Landing (4600 block of Tonyawatha Trail)
  • Healy Lane (Intersection of Winnequah Road and Healy Lane)
  • Grand Crossing Park (6320 Inland Way)


  • All current renters at  will have the option to renew their spot this year.

Kayak/Canoe storage rack rules: 

  1. Watercraft must not exceed 80 pounds, 18 feet in length, 42 inches in width or 24 inches in height.
  2. Items stored in the storage area are limited to watercraft only. No unauthorized personal property is to be stored on the premises.
  3. Premises are to be left in original condition upon termination of permit period.
  4. Permit must be visible at all times.
  5. Watercraft must be fully contained within the designated space.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

  1. What is AIS?
  2. Why is AIS a Problem?
  3. What can I do?

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Invasive species cause economic and/or ecological harm. They can over crowd native species.
  3. 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.