Parks and Recreation Information

Shelter House Reservations

Shelter houses are ideal for gatherings such as family reunions, company picnics, club meetings and receptions. W.W. Williams Shelter House at Wyman Woods Park is now available for 2024 reservations between March 1 and December 31. Reservations can be made for a maximum of 8 hours between the hours of 8:00am-10:00 pm which includes set up and tear down. This shelter capacity is 144 people. Click here to see shelter availability or call Parks & Recreation at 614-488-3111 or email 

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Wyman Woods Shelter FAQ

Rental rates as follows:
W. W. Williams Shelter at Wyman Woods:
Weekday Monday-Thursday
• $200.00/reservation, resident
• $400.00/reservation, non-resident
Weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday
• $300.00/reservation, resident
• $600.00/reservation, non-resident

Alcohol permit $250
AV System $50 
Additional Hour $50 R $75 NR  

Wyman Woods Shelter House 

Non-Profit Rates: Grandview and Marble Cliff based non-profit community organizations, as determined and approved by the Parks & Recreation Director, may be eligible for a 25% discount. A current copy of the 501(c) 3 Charitable/Non-Profit status must be provided at time agreement is signed.

Business Rates: Local Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff Businesses as determined and approved by the Parks & Recreation Director may be eligible for Resident Rates.  A current copy of W-9 must be provided by the business owner at the time agreement is signed.  


  • Approximately 1,800 square foot main space
  • 144 stackable, upholstered chairs 
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • 18 round 60in tables 
  • 3 rectangle 6ft tables 
  • 6 ceiling fans 
  • 6 sliding doors that open the space  
  • Accessible restroom facilities with changing stations (open to the general public) 
  • Electricity 
  • Fireplace (renter provides supplies and firewood) 
  • Handicap Accessible 
  • Kitchenette (sink, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave)
  • Outdoor charcoal grills 
  • Parking 
  • Trash cans and recycling 
  • AED
  • WIFI 
  • Alcohol Permit available for an additional fee of $250
  • Audio visual equipment available for an additional fee of $50 including two mounted 70” televisions, wall mounted speakers and a wireless microphone and/or lapel. 

Refund Policy for Shelters: Cancellations must be made by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department. A refund less a 10% administrative fee will be issued when the cancellation is made 90 or more days prior to the reservation date. A 50% refund shall be issued when the cancellation is made 30-89 days prior to the reservation date. No refund will be made when the cancellation is fewer than 30 days prior to the reservation date.

McKinley Field Shelter House

McKinley Field Shelter is permanently closed for the construction of the new Parks and Recreation Facility. 

Athletic Field Reservations

To reserve an athletic field, please learn more about the rules here.

Wallace Gardens 

The gardens at the southwest corner of Grandview Avenue and Goodale Boulevard offer residents of Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff a place to bend and dig just as they did when Victory Gardens were a parotic war effort, not just a hobby. Many Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff residents currently stake claim to quarter plots, half plots, and full plots in the approximately 65,000 sq. ft. expanse of City-owned property called the Wallace Gardens. Wallace Gardens sits on land that was donated to the City by photographer, Columbus Bicycle Co. owner and real estate developer George Urlin in the 1930s. Mr. Urlin purchased the land now called "Wallace Gardens" and also coined the term "Grand view" for a view from his mansion on Goodale Boulevard where the Summit Chase Condos now stands according to the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society.

To read Garden Plot Rules click here.

Request a Garden Plot Here