Reserve your equipment!

Winter equipment lending opens on December 17th!! We have ice skates, sleds, snowshoes, and cross-country skis.  Equipment lending is FREE for members of the Urban Ecology Center. Please keep in mind: Equipment must be reserved ahead of time. No walk-ins. Reserve your equipment and sign your waiver online

Reserve your equipment online

Download reservation instructions

To keep your reservation on track, be sure to
review our Late Policy and Damaged Equipment Policy

To ensure that all members have an opportunity to borrow, we ask members to limit reservations to once a month.  Thanks for your cooperation!

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How does equipment lending work?

  1. Become a member. (Join online by clicking here!)
  2. Reserve your equipment and sign your waiver online. (Click here to download instructions. Questions about making a reservation? Contact us at  (414) 626-8278 or (414) 626-8454.)
  3. You will receive a confirmation email with pick-up instructions.  CDC masking guidelines are followed for all onsite loading, pick up or drop off. Please be conscious of social distancing if others are around.
  4. Go have fun and enjoy the equipment!
  5. Bring the equipment back to the same location you picked up at your scheduled drop-off time and day, making sure it's in the same condition it was when you borrowed it.

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 Want to learn more about equipment lending? Check out our About Equipment Lending page

Questions? Contact us at the numbers or emails below:

Riverside Park: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (414) 626-8527
Washington Park: (414) 626-8278
Menomonee Valley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (414) 626-8454

Reserve your equipment online

Download reservation instructions

Here are some tips for success:

Reserve online ahead of time! Our winter items are popular and equipment goes fast – make sure you are reserving online ahead of time.

Check equipment. Check to make sure you have everything you need and that the equipment is in good working order before you leave the Center.

Ask for advice!

Late Policy

  • Equipment is considered late if it is not returned within lending hours. This means all equipment must be returned at least 30 minutes before the building closes on our designated lending days.
  • There is a $5.00 per day late fee for any equipment returned late. 
  • If you are late more than once, we may suspend your lending privileges.

Damaged Equipment Policy

  • If you damage or lose equipment, you will be charged a fee to help us replace the equipment. 
  • If any equipment breaks, please let us know how it was broken upon returning the equipment. 
  • The Neighborhood Engagement department and Membership department will work with you to figure out what a fair replacement fee is based on how old the equipment is.


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