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.

Groups are responsible for all setup and cleanup, and time for this must be included in the time of the rental.
  1. Swim Party Package Rooms
  2. General Use
  3. Gyms
  4. Sports Fields, Courts
  5. After Hours
  6. Selby Shelterhouse

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 a set 2 hour block (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 and you can purchase up to 5 additional wristbands at the time of check in. Parties are based on residency, NOT MEMBERSHIP. 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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Application Process

For rentals in April and May 2020:

Monday, March 2nd - Residents and Members (single bookings)
Wednesday, March 4th - Resident and Members (multiple bookings) *Multiple bookings mean no more than 1 rental per week/per household
Monday, March 9th - 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.

Fee Information

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

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