Shelters & Lodges
|There's no better place to picnic with your friends and family than at one of your favorite Metro Parks. We invite you to experience our beautiful parks and friendly personal hospitality. We supply tables, grills and picturesque settings and the rest of the fun is up to you.
Metro Parks has hundreds of picnic tables and more than 70 picnic areas and shelters to enjoy. Most picnic areas are available on a non-exclusive, shared use basis (first-come, first-served).
Located throughout the Metro Parks, reserved group picnic areas and shelters are available for a nominal fee.
To reserve a picnic area or shelter or find out more about our facilities, call 614.508.8111 (TTY:614.895.6240) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also reserve a shelter online using the link below.
Reservable shelters page
Non-reservable shelters page
Things to remember before you call:
- Reserve early - reservation accepted up to one year in advance
- Have backup dates in mind
- Most facilities are available from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.