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.
The individual reserving the facility must be present during the entire permitted time. Payment is due at the time of the reservation.
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.
Swimming Party Packages!
Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Worthington Community Center! This special package includes a room and use of the leisure pool (not exclusively) for 2 hours (includes back & forth privileges between the room & the leisure pool only). Rates are based on 20 swimmers for Fishbowl Rentals and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Rentals. Each additional swimmer will be charged $4. Infants and toddlers that are not independent walkers are not included in swimmer wristband counts. Day pass bundles are prohibited from use in conjunction with rentals. All decorations (including masking tape for hanging them) are the responsibility of the renting party. For planning purposes, please note that our pools have a 10 minute rest period from 5 minutes before until 5 minutes after the top of the hour.
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A Great Space for Birthday Parties, Bridal Showers or Meetings - (Non-Swimming Parties Only)
The Community Room is our largest meeting room at 1,625 square feet. This room can comfortably accommodate up to 80 people/chairs only, 60 people/chairs and tables. Six-foot long rectangular tables and chairs are available.
* Swimming is not available with Community Room Rentals
The Kitchen is attached to Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, but is available to rent with the Community Room as well. This 90 square foot space is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, and a double sink.
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.
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)
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
The pool at the Community Center is available to rent for exclusive use on Saturdays from 8:30-10:30pm and Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm only. Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance. 150 maximum capacity. Rental Rates include use of the north locker rooms and Fishbowl room (adjacent to the pool). Resident Rate - $445; Non-Resident Rate - $580
Please contact Julie Sergent at 614-436-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your event 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.
For rentals in September, October, November, December 2019:
Monday, August 5th - Residents and Members (single bookings)
Wednesday, August 7th - Resident and Members (multiple bookings) *Multiple bookings mean no more than 1 rental per week/per household
Monday, August 12th - Open
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.