Frequently Asked Questions

Can I reserve an Athletic Complex, sports field, or tennis court?

Yes, to reserve an athletic complex, sports field, or tennis court, you can contact the Sports department at 614-645-3366, or visit their website at http://crpdsports.org/.


How do I plan a festival or event?

Please visit the Office of Special Events website at columbus.gov/EventPlanningGuide/ or call 614-645-3800 to learn more about the permitting requirements for special events in Columbus.


Who do I reserve a shelterhouse or open air shelters?

Please contact the Rental Services section at 614-645-3337, or at parkrentals@columbus.gov.

Open air shelters can now be reserved online here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/columbusrecparks/Reserve_Options


Who do I call regarding recreation center rentals and classes?

For rental and class information, please contact your local community recreation center.  More information can be found at https://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/recreation-centers/All-Community-Centers/.


How do I plan a race?

Please visit the Office of Special Events website at columbus.gov/EventPlanningGuide/ or call 614-645-3800 to learn more about the permitting requirements for races in Columbus.


How do I plan a block party?

Please visit the Office of Special Events website at columbus.gov/EventPlanningGuide/ or call 614-645-3800 to learn more about the permitting requirements for residential block parties in Columbus.


Do I need a permit to film in a park or on public streets?

Please visit the Office of Special Events website at columbus.gov/EventPlanningGuide/ or call 614-645-3800 to learn more about the permitting requirements for filming and photo shoots in Columbus.


How do I apply for a Parade Permit?

Please visit the Department of Public Safety – License Section website at https://www.columbus.gov/public-safety/License-Section/ or call 614-645-4375.


Can I reserve a dock?

Docks can be reserved at our three reservoirs as availability allows. For more information, please visit https://www.columbusparkrentals.com/marinas-docks/


How do I reserve the Cultural Arts Center?

You can visit the Cultural Arts Center website at https://www.culturalartscenteronline.org/, or email them at cacrentalcoordinator@gmail.com, or by phone at 614-636-3278.


What if I have a question about camps?

Visit the camps website at https://crpdcamps.com/, or call them at 614-645-3300, and select option 3.


How do I book a golf outing?

To book a golf outing, please contact the golf department at https://crpdgolf.com/ or by phone at 614-645-3375.

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