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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 

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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

Permits If you are planning an outdoor event in any park, hosting a fishing tournament or regatta, or are planning a large festival or gathering, take a look at the various types of permits available to utilize us for your next event. We also issue street closure permits for block parties or other special events on public rights or way.

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Fishing Tournaments If you are planning on hosting a fishing tournament, please make sure to get your permit ahead of time. This would include at locations such as Griggs, Hoover and O'Shaughnessy Reservoirs. - learn more

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Park Permits Any organized activity or event of ten individuals or more at one of parks, requires a permit. Please notify our Rental and Permit Services Section of such events ahead of time by calling (614) 645-3337.

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Special Events Permits The CRPD Office of Special Events annually publishes a Special Events Planning Guide to help Event Coordinators use the requirements that are in place to efficiently plan and execute a successful event. - learn more

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Street Closure Permits Planning the annual neighborhood party? Don't forget your permit to close the street! City code states that a Block Party/Street Closure application must be completed prior to your upcoming event. - learn more