Big Walnut Shelterhouse

5000 E. Livingston Ave.

Columbus, OH 43227

With expansive green space and a swingset, Big Walnut Park Shelterhouse is the perfect place to bring the whole family. The shelterhouse is large and open, leaving an intimate feeling without being cramped. The surrounding park has many walking/hiking trails for the adventurers of the group. With lots of room for personalized touches, Big Walnut Park Shelterhouse will help you create memories that will last a lifetime!

The Big Walnut Shelterhouse may be rented Tuesday through Sunday except for certain city holidays. Rental time must allow for catering set-up and tear-down activities, as this time is not provided. Reservations must be requested 15 days or more before the event date. The reservation fee is due in full at the time of booking. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover over the phone, and cash or check payments can be made in person at our 1111 E. Broad Street office.


All Day

8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

$90/hr, 8 hr minimum


8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$90/hr, 4 hr minimum


5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

$90/hr, 4 hr minimum


All Day

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

$90/hr, 4 hr minimum

*Due to high weekend rental volume, Mondays are closed for the cleaning of our facilities*


Accommodates 175 People   | 
Handicap Accessible   | 
Kitchenette   | 
Fridge   | 
Microwave   | 
Heat and Air Conditioning   | 
Patio   | 
Fireplace   | 
Restrooms   | 
Tables & Chairs

What To Expect And Frequently Asked Questions

Diagram of Big Walnut Shelterhouse

Make A reservation

By Phone:


In Person:

Jerry Hammond Center

1111 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43205