Does the recreational immunity
statute, Wis. Stat. sec. 895.52, protect a municipality from liability
which might arise from an injury that occurs on municipal property when
the injured person paid a fee to the municipality to use the municipal
Generally speaking, the answer is yes.
The recreational immunity statute would, for example, protect a
municipality from liability when a person is injured at a municipal
swimming pool and that person paid an admission fee to use the pool. The
recreational immunity statute does not protect against liability,
however, when a death or injury occurs on municipal property at any
event for which the municipality charges an admission fee for
spectators. Wis. Stat. sec. 895.52(4)(a).