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Big Walnut Shelterhouse 5000 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43227
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Available Rental Hours Sunday through Saturday 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. & 
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Rental Information The Big Walnut Shelterhouse may be rented daily with the exception of certain city holidays. Rental time must allow for catering set-up and tear down activities, as this time is not provided. The facility has 3 set time blocks that can be chosen from. If multiple blocks are reserved, the hour in between will be included at no extra charge. 

Morning – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. - $320 
Afternoon – 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - $320 
Evening – 6 p.m.-11 p.m. - $400 
The entire time block must be rented.

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 one year in advance. It is possible that a facility will be closed more than one year 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.

Amenities Accommodates 175 People ~ Air Conditioned & Heated ~ Fireplace ~ Handicap Accessible ~ Kitchen ~ Restrooms ~ Tables & Chairs
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