Open Air Shelters

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If you are looking for a lower cost rental while still enjoying your beautiful parks, our open air shelters are perfect for your next event.
Rental Times

9am-3pm or 4pm-10pm

Available April 1 – October 31

Rental Cost

$75 for half a day

$150 for the full day

Fairwood Park

1392 Fairwood Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206

3 shelters available to reserve

  • Shelter #1 – First shelter as you enter the park
    • 4 tables under the shelter, 2 additional tables outside near the shelter
    • Charcoal Grill
  • Shelter #2 – Second shelter in the middle of the park (near the playground)
    • 4 tables under the shelter, 3 additional tables outside near the shelter
    • Charcoal Grill
  • Shelter #3 – Last shelter in the rear of the park
    • 10 tables under the shelter, 3 additional tables outside near the shelter
    • Charcoal Grill

Additional Park Amenities

  • Playground
  • Walking Trail
  • Ample Parking
  • Portable Restrooms
  • Skate Park
Griggs Reservoir Park

2933 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH 43221

There are a total of six open air shelters available at the Griggs Reservoir. #5 & #6 are available to reserve and #1-#4 are available on a first come first served basis.

  • Shelter #5 – Located on the east side of the reservoir near the intersection of Stratford Dr. & Riverside Dr.
    • 3 tables under the shelter
    • Wooded setting
    • Ample green space
    • Portable restroom
  • Shelter # 6 – Located on west side of reservoir in Duranceau Park (3100 Thoburn Ave.)
    • 6 tables under the shelter
    • Playground
    • Swing set
    • Wooded setting
    • Ample green space
    • Portable restroom

Additional Park Amenities

  • Reservoir
  • Walking Trails
Hanford Village Park

800 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

One shelter available to reserve

  • 3 tables under the shelter
  • Playground
  • Half basketball court
  • Charcoal grill
  • Ample green space
  • Portable restroom

Additional Park Amenities

  • Walking Trail
Hoover Reservoir Park

 

7701 Sunbury Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081

 

There are a total of seven open air shelters available at the Hoover Reservoir. #3, #6 & #7 are available to reserve and #1, #2, #4 & #5 are available on a first come first served basis.

  • Shelter #3 – Located just south of the dam on Central College Road (4151 Central College Rd.)
    • 5 tables under the shelter
    • Portable restroom
  • Shelter #6 – Located on the west side of the reservoir in Area B near the intersection of E. Walnut St. & Sunbury Rd. 
    • 6 tables under the shelter, additional 4 tables outside near the shelter
    • Waterfront
    • Portable restroom
  • Shelter #7 – Located on the west side of the reservoir near the Red Bank Marina (6991 Sunbury Rd.)
    • 5 tables under the shelter, additional 6 tables outside near the shelter
    • Waterfront
    • Portable restroom

Additional Park Amenities

  • Reservoir
  • Nature & Wildlife Areas
  • Walking Trails
  • Frisbee Golf Course
Mock Park

2520 Mock Road
Columbus, OH 43219

One shelter available to reserve

  •  15 tables under the shelter
  • Playground
  • Swing set
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis Court
  • Ample green space
  • Portable restroom

Additional Park Amenities

  • Walking Trail
  • Woods & Wildlife Area
Nelson Park

430 N. Nelson Road
Columbus, OH 43219

2 shelters available to reserve

  • Shelter #1 – Located closest to the park entrance
    • 4 tables under the shelter, additional 3 tables outside near the shelter
    • Charcoal grill
  • Shelter #2 – Located farthest from the park entrance
    • 4 tables under the shelter, additional 3 tables outside near the shelter
    • Charcoal grill

Additional Park Amenities

  • Portable Restrooms
  • Playground
  • Swing Set
  • Basketball court
  • Ample Green Space
Scioto Southland Park (formerly Indian Mound Park)

3901 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43207

2 shelters available to reserve

  • Shelter #1 – Located closest to the sprayground and parking lot
    • 4 tables under the shelter, additional 5 tables outside near the shelter
    • Charcoal grill
  • Shelter #2 – Located furthest from the sprayground and parking lot
    • 4 tables under the shelter, additional 5 tables outside near the shelter
    • Charcoal grill

Additional Park Amenities

Summitview Park

8420 Sawmill Road
Powell, OH 43065

One shelter available to reserve

  • 4 tables under the shelter, additional 4 tables outside near the shelter
  • Playground
  • Swing set
  • Ample green space
  • Portable restroom

Additional Park Amenities

  • Walking Trail
Walnut Hill Park

6001 E. Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43232

One shelter available to reserve

  • 4 tables under the shelter
  • Playground
  • Swing set
  • Charcoal grill
  • Portable restroom

Additional Park Amenities

  • Walking Trail
  • Tennis Courts
  • Frisbee Golf Course
Westgate Park

455 S. Westgate Avenue
Columbus, OH 43204

There are two open air shelters within Westgate Park. The one that is available to reserve is located near the pond. The shelter near the recreation center is available on first come first serve basis.

  • Shelter Near The Pond
    • 8 tables under the shelter
    • Pond
    • Portable restrooms

Additional Park Amenities

Whetstone Park

3923 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

2 shelters available to reserve

  • Shelter #1 – Located in the lower portion of the park near the lower meadow (first one you come to entering the park)
    • 6 tables under the shelter, additional 10 tables outside near the shelter
    • Portable restroom
  • Shelter #2 – Located next to the pond in the back of the park
    • 2 tables under the shelter
    • Portable restroom

Additional Park Amenities

Woodward Park

5147 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43229

One shelter available to reserve

  • 2 tables under the shelter
  • Playground
  • Swing set
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis courts
  • Portable restrooms

Additional Park Amenities

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