Shelters & Lodges

Lodges can be reserved All Day only, from 7:30am to 1 hour before park closes (rate $250). Shelters can be reserved All Day, from 7:30am to 1 hour before park closes (rate $175). Some shelters can be reserved Half Day, 7:30am to 3:30pm or 4pm to 1 hour before park closes (rate $100)

Reservable Lodges and Shelters

Reserve a Shelter (or call 614.508.8111 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday)

  • Reserve early – reservation accepted up to one year in advance
  • Have backup dates in mind

Non-reservable shelters
Metro Parks has hundreds of picnic tables and more than 70 picnic areas and shelters to enjoy. Most picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Beer/Wine Permit Information

Permit applications are available for the following reservable facilities only: Northern Shelter and Mansion Shelter at Highbanks Metro Park; Spring Hollow Lodge at Sharon Woods Metro Park; Cedar Ridge Lodge at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park.

Only beer, wine, and champagne are permitted with the issuance of a permit. Wine coolers, hard liquors, etc, are not permitted.

The permit application process may begin as early as 60 days prior to the reservation date but the permit needs to be completed and paid for 30 days prior to the reservation date.

Cost is $250 for a permit and a $250 refundable deposit.

Please call ReservationS at 614.508.8111 M-F 8 am-4 pm for additional information and to begin the application process.

The process can only be started by calling and speaking to Reservation staff

**Blacklick Woods Golf Course Banquet Room allows beer and wine without a permit, but the beer and wine must be purchased from Metro Parks. For details, call the Golf Course Pro Shop at 614.861.3193