Use & Regulation

The 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.

Please be aware that no alcohol is allowed on the premises of any of our rental sites.
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.
  1. Fishbowl
  2. General Use
  3. Gyms
  4. Sports Fields, Courts
  5. After Hours
  6. Selby Shelterhouse

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.

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Application Process

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.

Fee Information

Fees are established based on type of room and residency of person obtaining permit.

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