Use & RegulationThe Worthington Parks & Recreation Department has many opportunities for facility rentals, including the Community Center, Griswold Center, Selby Shelter, and sport fields in our parks. Rooms, fields, and equipment are available for meetings, seminars, private parties, or other purposes that do not compete with any of our programs.
Groups are responsible for providing their own supplies, decorations, table coverings, food, etc.
Groups are responsible for all setup and cleanup, and time for this must be included in the time of the rental.
Swimming Party Packages!This special package includes use of the swimming pool and the Fishbowl room attached to the pool area for a total of 2 hours. Prices are based on parties of up to 12 children swimming* (with an additional cost of $5/child for up to 20 kids). With direct access to the pool from this room, it’s easy to make the most of your swimming time! You may choose to swim the entire 2 hours, or make use of the room for eating and gift opening (for your planning purposes, please note that our pools have a 10 minute rest period from 5 minutes until to 5 minutes after every hour).
* Please note the Worthington Community Center pool policies require specific adult-to-child ratios for children swimming:
One person, age 14 or older, must be in the water with each child age 4 and younger.
A responsible person age 14 or older must be present in the pool area for swimming groups of children ages 5–7.
Youth ages 8 and older may be unattended in the pool area.
All decorations (including masking tape for hanging them) are the responsibility of the renting party.
A Great Space for Birthday Parties, Bridal Showers or MeetingsThe Community Room is our largest meeting room at 1,625 square feet. This room can comfortably accommodate up to 100 people/chairs only, 80 people/chairs and tables. Six-foot long rectangular tables and chairs are available.
The North Gym
The North Gym has synthetic flooring, which makes it a perfect rental space for any indoor practice or event. This gym has a full size basketball court as well as one cross court with adjustable hoops. This gym is lined for volleyball, tennis and pickleball. The South Gym
The South Gym, the larger of the two, has a full size hardwood court, two cross courts, a drinking fountain, bleachers and restroom accessibility. This gym is lined for volleyball and badminton.
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The Worthington Parks and Recreation Department will schedule usage of all athletic facilities for its own programs, Worthington School District use, and other non-profit and private groups and organizations. Field rentals include: ball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts and sand volleyball courts. Due to the demand for use, the following policies and procedures have been developed to facilitate the scheduling of athletic facilities for all organizations. Please review our Scheduling Policy for more information.
The City of Worthington owns and operates the athletic fields listed below. Note that each field may have a different reservation and fee requirement.
Fields and courts are available seven days a week, depending on program schedules, April through October. The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the rights to close fields for maintenance and repair.
Soccer Field (also used for Rugby and Archery Tournaments)
3 lighted Ball Diamonds (outfields may be used as soccer fields if diamond is not in use)
* Perry 2 will be closed for maintenance Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2016
* Perry 1 will be closed for maintenance Aug. 1, 2016-July 31, 2017
2 Ball Diamonds (outfields may be used as soccer fields if diamond is not in use)
Sand Volleyball Court
Olentangy River Parklands
4 Tennis courts
2 Soccer fields
4 Ball Diamonds
Wilson Hill Park
4 Tennis Courts
Meeting Rooms, gyms, and the pool at the Community Center are available for after hour special events, beginning one half hour after the building has closed and must conclude at least three hours prior to opening. Rates are based on length of party and times are adjustable. Please contact Julie Sergent at 614-436-2743 or email@example.com to schedule or for more information.
Located at 358 South Selby Blvd.,this is our only rentable shelter house. At 1,080 square feet, Selby Shelter House can accommodate up to 40 people. Shelter amenities include: dorm-sized refrigerator, double sink, microwave, coffee maker, rest rooms, 8 tables and 40 chairs. This is a heated facility, however it does not have air conditioning. While the Parks Crew attends to this facility, the set-up and clean-up is to be done by the rental group. Outdoor grills are not provided but groups may bring their own. Selby Park playground may be used by those renting the shelter house, but it remains open to the public at all times.
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Rental reservations must be made in person at the Worthington Community Center customer service desk. The individual reserving the facility is responsible for being present during the entire rental time. Refund policies are denoted on the rental contract. Reservations must be made a minimum of three days prior to rental. Weekend reservations must be made by the Wednesday prior to the rental weekend. Payment is due at the time of reservation.
Fees are established based on type of room and residency of person obtaining permit.
Qualified city groups may receive a $5 permit writing fee per use that can be used for meeting rooms and the Selby Shelter House in Selby Park. This will be honored Monday through Thursday, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.