Went to Wingra last night 5:30pm. Seemed to be a party there. No parking available. In the park I've seen people playing kickball, soccer, baseball. Park is well used. If you want to fish with your own boat, its all about the parking spot. Week days 3pm or earlier may be good, weekends, before 7am. Be patient, its their park too. Just be ready to turn around and go someplace else.