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Are you organizing a festival, concert or charity race? Planning a block party? Hosting a regatta or hoping to plan a reunion in a park? In this section you will find information to plan a successful even in the City of Columbus. All Event Coordinators are responsible to be aware of all city codes and policies listed in the Event Planning Guide in Section I below. If you qualify for an event permit, you must submit a completed Event Application (Appendix A in Section II).  Download the application to your computer and complete it in Adobe software. To assist you in planning, you'll find maps and other helpful resources below.

I.  Event Planning Guide

Course Maps

 CourseDistance (Miles)     Course Capacity     Virtual Map Links
 Columbus Commons 1 3.8  1,000  Virtual Map 
 Columbus Commons 1A      3.9 1,000 Virtual Map
 Columbus Commons 2 3.9  1,000 Virtual Map
 Columbus Commons 3 3.7  1,000 Virtual Map 
 Columbus Commons 4 3.8 1,000 Virtual Map 
 Columbus Commons 5 3.1  2,500* Virtual Map 
 Columbus Commons 5A 3 2,500*  Virtual Map 
 Columbus Commons 6 3.1 2,500* Virtual Map
 Columbus Commons 6A 2.9 7,500+ Virtual Map 
 Columbus Commons 7 6.2 1,000** Virtual Map
 Columbus Commons 8 1.5 200*** Virtual Map
 Columbus Commons 9 1.2 200*** Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 1 3 500  Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 1A 3.3 1,000 Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 2 3.1  1,000  Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 3 3.15 500 Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 3A 3.15 1,000 Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 4 3.3 500 Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 4A 3.3 1,000 Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 5 3.1 2,500* Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 5A 3 2,500* Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 6 3.1 2,500* Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 6A 2.85 7,500+ Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 7 6.2 1,000** Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 8 .95 200*** Virtual Map
 Genoa Park 9 1.5 200*** Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 1 3.35 1,000 Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 1A 3.1 1,000 Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 2 3.45 1,000 Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 2A 3.2 1,000 Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 3 3.1 500 Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 3A 6.2 500 Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 4 1.35 2,500* Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 4A 1.1 2,500* Virtual Map
 Huntington Park 4B 1.25 2,500* Virtual Map
 McFerson Commons 1 3.1 1,000 Virtual Map
 McFerson Commons 2 3.1 1,000 Virtual Map
 McFerson Commons 3 3.1 500 Virtual Map
 McFerson Commons 3A 6.2 500 Virtual Map
 Smith Farms 3.1 500 Virtual Map
 Wolfe Park 1 3.1 500 Virtual Map
 Wolfe Park 2 0.9  1,000  Virtual Map

  *Over 2,500 requires additional fencing on John McConnell Blvd
  **Total 2,500 in a combined 10K and 5 K
  ***On the sidewalk  

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is now offering financial support to local public event organizers to assist with the promotion of waste reduction activities, increasing recycling and composting at events and generating public awareness about waste reduction.

Green Event Guide
SWACO Community Waste Reduction Grant Information 
SWACO Event Waste Reduction Grant Information
SWACO Recycling Container Loan Program Information