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Spring/Summer Program Guide

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The above Spring/Summer 2020 Program Guide was created prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit for cancelations and schedule updates.

Registration & Reservations To view our exciting catalog of activities, register for classes, or reserve an athletic facility CLICK HERE.

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Rentals and Permits

Rentals Are you planning a wedding, baby shower, birthday, graduation, or any other type of party but do not want to be stuck cleaning your entire house? We are here to help! Check out our enclosed shelter houses for your next event. We also have outdoor wedding sites for your special day. If you are looking for indoor basketball or volleyball, take a look at our Athletic Complexes. Does boating, fishing, wakeboarding, or skiing sound like the ideal way to spend a summer day? Our public marinas may be for you!

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Athletic Complexes We offer five Athletic Complexes throughout the City of Columbus, each of which has high school regulation sized basketball and volleyball courts. Reservations can be made online. - learn more

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Enclosed Shelterhouses Planning a wedding, baby shower, birthday, graduation celebration, or any other type of party, and need a location? Take a look at one of our ten shelterhouses that we offer around Columbus. - learn more

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Griggs Boathouse The Scioto Room of the Griggs Boathouse may be rented Thursdays through Sundays. This exceptional facility is centrally located, and can cater to many types of events and parties. - learn more

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North Bank Pavilion The North Bank Pavilion gives it occupants a spectacular view of the riverfront and downtown Columbus. The facility may be rented daily, and is great for many different types of events. - learn more 

Golf Course Shelter Rental

Golf Courses Raymond Memorial and Mentel Memorial Golf Courses are able to host large weddings, graduations, corporate meetings, or any other type of event.  Packages which include golf can be arranged for you and your guests. -learn more

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Open Air Shelterhouses We're now renting selected outdoor open-air shelterhouses that can be used for celebrations of all types. Take a look at one of our sixteen outdoor shelterhouses that we can offer you. - learn more

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Marinas & Docks Learn more about our marinas and public docks available at Griggs, O'Shaughnessy, and Hoover Reservoirs. Additionally, find out more about our annual dock lottery and find waterway maps. - learn more

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Wedding Sites In the midst of planning your wedding? If so, and you are shopping the ideal setting for your big day, have a look at the beautiful locations that your Recreation and Parks Department can offer. - learn more

Wellness Providers

Health Wellness, and Watercraft Providers We are now authorizing service providers to conduct Health & Wellness and Non-Motorized Watercraft operations within the City of Columbus Parks & Waterways. Interested in becoming a provider or looking to become more active?
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Permits If you are planning an outdoor event in any park, hosting a regatta, or a block party on the street, visit the Office of Special Events for information on obtaining an event permit. -learn more