Facility Rentals

Thank you for considering our Department of Parks and Recreation facilities. We can serve as a beautiful backdrop for your event. However, because we are a public parks and recreation agency, there are some restrictions you should be aware of, which are detailed in the Facilities Rental Agreement & Policy document. Foremost is the fact that our parks must be carefully cared for and available to all citizens during our operating hours. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to assisting you in scheduling your upcoming activity.

How to Rent a Facility

Call the Parks and Recreation Office at 419-354-6223 to check for date availability and to have a facility placed on a tentative hold. Ensure you review the Rental Policies (PDF).

We can tentatively hold a specific rental date, time and facility for seven days without a payment and paperwork. After the seven days has expired without payment, the facility will be released from tentative hold. The Facility Rental Agreement must also be filled out and returned within that seven day time period.

Contracts & Payments

Contracts and payments can be delivered in person or mailed to the Parks and Recreation Office. Contracts can also be faxed to 419-353-6535.

Rental Notice

Community Center, Simpson, Veterans and Needle Hall building rentals must be made a minimum of 30 days prior to the event date, otherwise additional $35 fee will be incurred. All shelter house reservations must be made a minimum of 16 days before your rental date.

Holiday Facility Rentals

All indoor facilities will either be closed or have an additional fee to rent on select holidays.


The indoor facilities will be closed from rental on the following holidays:

  • Easter
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Years Day

Additional Fees

There will be an additional cost of $50 per 4 hour block and $100 per 8 hour and all day rentals on the following observed city holidays:

  • Independence Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Black Friday
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Veterans Day