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Griggs Reservoir Park Open Air Shelterhouses (2 Available)
Griggs Reservoir Park

2933 Riverside Dr.
Columbus, OH 43221
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Available Rental Hours Sunday through Saturday – 9:00am to 3:00pm and 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Rental Information When both time slots are reserved, the hour in between will be included at no additional charge.  Reservations will be accepted from April 1st through October 31st each year.  If an open air shelterhouse is not rented, it will remain open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

$75.00 Per Time Slot or $150 For Both (This rate is subject to change without notice.)

Shelter Information

Reservation is for open air shelterhouse only.  All other park amentities will be used on a first come, first served basis.

There are six total open air shelterhouses available at Griggs Reservoir. We will be reserving shelters 5 and 6 which have adequate parking and portable restrooms nearby. The remaining open shelters will be available for use on a first come, first served basis.

Shelterhouse 5
This location has a separate park entrance at the intersection of Stratford Drive and Riverside Drive.  
3 Picnic Tables
Additional Picnic Tables Nearby (not exclusive to rentals)
Wooded Setting
Ample Green Space
Griggs Reservoir Amenities

Shelterhouse 6
This location is located on the west side of the reservoir in Duranceau Park 3100 Thoburn Ave Columbus, OH 43221.
6 Picnic Tables
Swing set
Wooded Setting
Ample Green Space
Duranceau Park Amenities

Make A Reservation By Phone:
(614) 645-3337

In Person:
Jerry Hammond Center
1111 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43205

Reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and are accepted up to six months in advance. It is possible that a facility will be closed more than six months in advance due to construction, departmental functions, or large public festivals and events. Please contact us to ensure your desired date is available. If two or more parties are interested in the same date and time for a facility, a random drawing will be conducted by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Rental and Permits Section to award a winner. Only walk-in customers that arrive by 8:00am will be eligible for the lottery. Phone reservations will be served after walk-in customers. Reservations requested less than two weeks in advance may not be granted.