Make a reservation in your Metro Parks

Interested in hosting an event or reserving a space for your family in your favorite park? Reservations are available for many shelters, lodges & areas throughout your Metro Parks. From weddings and family reunions to youth camps and birthday parties; Metro Parks has the perfect space for your event. If you need help with your reservation, you can email our reservation specialists, From 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, you can also call our reservation specialists on 614-891-0700. Or check out our Reservation FAQs from the button below.

Shelters & Lodges

Beech Maple Lodge at Blacklick Woods.
Photo: Terrence Peck

Reservable Shelters & Lodges

Metro Parks has reservable indoor lodges and outdoor shelters. These facilities can be reserved up to a year in advance and can be reserved by emailing or by clicking below.

Picnic shelter at the Buckeye Area in Walnut Woods.
Photo: Mindi McConnell

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.

Facility Pricing

For a chart of our current pricing please click here.
Franklin County Residents receive discounted pricing.

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Beer/Wine Permits

Beer and 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; The Grove at Scioto Grove 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 email Reservations at 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 & Eagleview allow beer and wine without a permit, but the beer and wine must be purchased from Blacklick Woods Golf Course. For details, call the Golf Course Pro Shop at 614-861-3193.

Set of coloured glasses at the restaurant with wines and beer.


Weddings in your Metro Parks

If you’re interested in hosting your wedding and/or reception in the Metro Parks we have a number of options that may be of interest to you. You’re welcome to have your wedding at any of our reservable facilities as long as you adhere to our facility regulations and facility capacities. Our reservable facilities range in size from 45 people to 175 people permitted. Our facilities also have a wide range of included outdoor space. You can host your wedding or reception at our non-reservable first-come, first-served shelters at no cost, but keep in mind these cannot be reserved ahead of time, and are subject to occasional closure for program use.

For specific information or facility availability please email us at

Wedding FAQs

Fashionable, beautiful young couple holding hands and walking in

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