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Slow-no-wake Orders for Lake Monona and Extended Tenney Lock Hours for Rhythm & Booms

June 25, 2014
Darren Marsh, Parks Director 608-224-3730
Land & Water Resources

Lake Monona:  June 28, 2014

As a safety precaution, a Slow-no-wake Order will be enforced Saturday, June 28, 2014 from noon to midnight on Lake Monona for the Rhythm and Booms Event.  Boaters are asked to operate at the minimum speed at which a motorized watercraft is able to move and maintain adequate steerage control.  For more information on slow-no-wake orders visit

In addition, please be aware that there will be a large “No Entry” area strictly enforced surrounding the staging site for Rhythm and Booms at the west end of Lake Monona.  The area will be marked with warning buoys.  Boaters are encouraged to monitor weather conditions and familiarize themselves with direct access points to shelter along the lake shore.

Dane County Parks Tenney Lock:  June 28 and July 3-6, 2014

Tenney Lock hours will be extended (see below for schedule) for Rhythm and Booms on Saturday June 28thand for the 4th of July Holiday weekend from July 3rdthrough July 6th.  The Tenney Lock allows access between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona on the Yahara River.

Clearance height to travel through the Tenney Lock is currently at ~6-feet, however, there may be bridges between Lake Mendota and Lake Mendota where the clearance height may be less than 6-feet.  The height will depend on current water elevation.  

Extended Tenney Lock Hour Schedule:
Saturday, June 28
**Rhythm & Booms**9 AM until midnight or until the last boat in line is through the lock.
July 3-6, 2014
Thursday 7/3                                                9 AM – 11 PM (extended hours)
Friday 7/4                                                      9 AM – 11 PM (extended hours)
Saturday7/5                                                  9 AM – 11 PM (extended hours)
Sunday 7/6                                                   9 AM – 10 PM

For more information on Dane County Parks, please visit our website at: call the Parks office at 608-224-3730.