Welcome to Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks!

Reservations for premier venues can be made between 30-365 days in advance. All other shelters can me made between 14-365 days in advance.

For reservations within 30 days and all other venues within 14 days of the date of interest must be first submitted to [email protected] for availability.

Reservations for all Metro Parks venues require full payment at the time the reservation is made.

Our Park Rangers and Blacklick Woods Golf Course team cannot take, finalize or change reservations.

***Please note: If a venue is already reserved, the times will be grayed out and display “Unavailable” when hovered over. If a venue is available, the times will be highlighted in orange and display “Book Now” when hovered over***


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Shagbark Shelter

Shagbark Shelter

This is an open air shelter. It has a kitchenette, water fountain, restrooms, 4 (2-plug) electrical outlets, lighting, 4 (20’) tables, 1 ADA table (4 spots), 1 (16’) table, and play area. The kitchen area features a serving counter, sink, running water, lighting, double charcoal grill, 6 (2-plug) electrical outlets, and an 8’ table. The play area features a horseshoe pit with shoes, and a swing set (2 regular, 2 baby swings). ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 46 with 2 handicap parking spaces. All day and half day reservations available.

-To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 Shagbark Shelter Battelle Darby Creek Cedar Ridge Outdoor Shelter 80 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
White Oak

White Oak

This is an open air shelter. It has a kitchenette, water fountain, restrooms, 4 (2-plug) electrical outlets, lighting, 4, 20’ tables, and play area. The kitchenette features 2 serving counters, a single sink, running water, a double charcoal grill, 6 (2-plug) electrical outlets, and an 8’ table. The play area features a horseshoe pit with shoes, sand volleyball court and net (no ball provided), and a swing set (2 regular, 2 baby swings). ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 50 with 2 handicap parking spaces. All day and half day reservations available.

-To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 White Oak Battelle Darby Creek Cedar Ridge Outdoor Shelter 80 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Butternut

Butternut

This is an open air shelter with one wall. It has a kitchenette with a serving counter, 4, 20’ picnic tables, 2, 8' picnic tables, , sink, running water, electrical outlets, charcoal grill, restrooms, and play area. The shared play area features a field, horseshoe pit, and baby swings. ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 45 with 2 handicap parking spaces. All day reservation only.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 Butternut Blacklick Woods Outdoor Shelter 100 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Buttonbush

Buttonbush

This is an open air shelter with one wall. It has a kitchenette with a serving counter, 4-20’ picnic tables, sink and running water, electrical outlets, charcoal grill, restrooms, and play area. The shared play area features a field, horseshoe pit, and baby swings. ADA accessible. Maximum capacity is 100. Parking capacity is 30 with 2 handicap parking spaces. All day reservation only.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 Buttonbush Blacklick Woods Outdoor Shelter 100 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sassafras

Sassafras

This is an open air shelter with three walls. It has electrical outlets, charcoal grill, restrooms, a water fountain, and play area. The shared play area features, field, horseshoe pit, and baby swings. Parking capacity is 34 with 1 handicap parking spaces. All day and half day reservations available.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 Sassafras Blacklick Woods Outdoor Shelter 64 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walnut

Walnut

This is an open air shelter with nearby restrooms, water fountain, and shared play area. The Walnut Shelter also features 4-20’ picnic tables, charcoal grills, and electrical outlets. Parking capacity is 23 with 2 handicap parking spaces. All day and half day reservations available.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 Walnut Blacklick Woods Outdoor Shelter 80 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dogwood

Dogwood

This is an open air shelter with a charcoal grill, prep table, serving counter, 4 (20’) and 6 (8’) tables, 2 (2-plug) electrical outlets, lighting, drinking fountain, restrooms, and play area. The play area features a field, horseshoe pit with shoes, and swings (2 regular, 2 baby swings). The Dogwood’s max capacity is 110 (80 undercover), and is ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 41 with 3 handicap parking spaces. All day and half day reservations available.

-To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 Dogwood Blendon Woods Outdoor Shelter 110 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hickory Grove

Hickory Grove

This is an open air shelter with one wall. It has 3 (20’) tables, 1 (16’) table, and 5 (8’) tables, counter space, serving window, 3 (2-plug) electrical outlets, lighting, charcoal grill and prep table, drinking fountain, flush restrooms, dustpan and broom, fire extinguisher, wood burning fireplace (wood provided), sand volleyball court with net and ball, horseshoe pits and play area. The play area features a field, 4 benches, horseshoe pit with shoes, and swings (2 regular, 2 baby swings). Hickory Grove also features a disc golf putting practice game called, The Around 9, with discs. The Hickory Grove’s max capacity is 110 (60 undercover), and is ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 52 with 2 handicap parking spaces. All day reservations only.

          -To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 Hickory Grove Blendon Woods Outdoor Shelter 110 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Shadblow

Shadblow

This is an open air shelter. It has 3 (20’) tables, 1 (16’) table, counter space, 1-double charcoal grill, prep table, 2 (2-plug) electrical outlets, lighting, drinking fountain, foot wash station, restrooms, wood burning fireplace (wood provided), and play area. The play area features a small field and a children’s universal playset and swings (2 regular, 2 baby swings). The Shadblow’s max capacity is 50 (40 undercover), and is ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 40 with 3 handicap parking spaces. All day and half day reservations available.

          -To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
RES/NR
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Jun12 Shadblow Blendon Woods Outdoor Shelter 50 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sycamore

Sycamore

This is an open air shelter with one wall. It has a kitchenette with a large serving counter, electric chest cooler, and a sink with running water. It has 1 large double grill, 6 2-plug electrical outlets, broom, fire extinguisher, 4-20’ tables, 9-8’ tables, water fountain, restrooms, and play area. The play area features a field, three benches, two horseshoe pits with shoes, a sand volleyball court with net, and swings (2 regular, 2 baby swings). The Sycamore’s max capacity is 130 (80 undercover), and is ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 65 with 3 handicap parking spaces. All day and half day reservations available.

-To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
RES/NR
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Jun12 Sycamore Blendon Woods Outdoor Shelter 130 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mansion Shelter

Mansion Shelter

This is an open air shelter. It has 4 (20’) picnic tables, electrical outlets, lighting, 2 large charcoal grills, a stone fireplace, a fire pit, flush restrooms (shared with the Northern Shelter), and access to a play area. The play area features a field and horseshoe pit. The Mansion’s max capacity is 100 (80 undercover), and is ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 75 with 2 handicap parking spaces. All day reservation only.

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           - To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
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Jun12 Mansion Shelter Highbanks Outdoor Shelter 100 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Northern Shelter

Northern Shelter

This is an open air shelter that can become partially enclosed if requested. It has a brick patio, 12 (10’) picnic tables, sink, running water, serving counter, electrical outlets, lighting, 4 large charcoal grills, stone fireplace and burning wood stove, fire pit, flush restrooms (shared with Mansion Shelter), and access to a play area. The play area features a large field, volleyball court, playground, and horseshoe pit. The Northern's max capacity is 120 (80 undercover), and is ADA accessible. Parking capacity is 86 with 6 handicap parking spaces. All day reservation only.

           - Interested in an alcohol permit, click here.
           - To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
RES/NR
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Jun12 Northern Shelter Highbanks Northern Outdoor Shelter 120 $175.00/$200.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Pavilion

Lakeside Pavilion

This is an open air shelter with two walls and is located at the north end of the park. It is immediately adjacent to the south edge of Homestead Lake. There are 16 (6') fiberglass picnic tables inside of the pavilion. It has two fireplaces and wood is provided upon request. Full-view overhead garage doors can be pulled down to enclose the shelter (staff must open or close the doors). There are electrical outlets, overhead lighting, 2 large grills, a balcony overlooking the pond with a water fountain, and a playground nearby. The nearest restrooms are on the north side of the Barn Shelter, approximately 500’ southeast. Parking spaces are also used by general visitors and are not guaranteed. Available for            all day and half reservations.

           - To view a 360° photo of the inside click here, then click and drag the photo to look around.
Date Facility Name Park Type of Facility Max Capacity Price
RES/NR
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Jun12 Lakeside Pavilion Homestead Outdoor Shelter 110 $230.00/$255.00 Item Details
Book Now: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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To CANCEL your current reservation, click here.

Facility Reservation Cancellation Policy:
90% refund for all cancellations 30 days prior to reservation.
25% refund for all cancellations 14-29 days prior to reservation.
No refunds will be issued for any reason for cancellations less than 14 days prior to reservation.
To cancel reservations placed before August 8, 2023, please contact [email protected] or call 614-891-0700 M-F 9am-1pm

Questions? Email [email protected]