Reserving The Friends Gathering Space

Rib Mountain State Park iRib Mountain amphitheaters now accepting reservations for the park’s new Friends Gathering Space. The three season facility was constructed in the summer of 2016, had its grand opening in September, and includes a multi-purpose gathering space, an indoor gas fireplace, indoor restrooms and an outdoor stone patio. The gathering space seats about 75 people.

The facility is available for rental from May 1 through September 30. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance of event date.

Park manager Bill Bursaw expects the gathering space to be popular for birthday parties, graduation parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, business meetings, Eagle Scout ceremonies, family reunions and other social gatherings so encourages those interested in a date for 2017 to apply early. The reservation process starts with the application form at the Department of Natural Resources website. Click here to find the Friends Gathering Space Rental Application PDF or click on this link for the Amphitheater and Shelters page.

Completed application forms should be mailed to:  Rib Mountain State Park, 4200 Park Road, Wausau WI 54401.

For more information about the park, visit the Wisconsin DNR website for Rib Mountain or contact the park staff at 715-842-2522.