Rentals, Reservations, and Permits

Shelter House Reservations

Shelter houses are ideal for family reunions, company picnics, club meetings, and birthday parties. Click here to see shelter availability or call Parks & Recreation at 614-488-3111 or email

Reservations for the W. W. Williams Shelter at Wyman Woods are accepted now for 2023. Shelter Reservations for 2024 will open January 2, 2024 at 9:00 am for Residents of Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff. Non Residents may reserve beginning February 5. 

McKinley Field Shelter is under construction and not currently accepting any rentals. 

Wyman Woods Shelter FAQ

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

Reservations are available from March 1st through December 31st 
An Alcohol Use Permit is available for W.W. Williams Shelter, for an additional $250.00 permit fee
Non-Profit groups with a Grandview Heights or Marble Cliff address may reserve the shelter at a 15% discount.
Amenities: Seating for 144, 18-60" round tables, 3- 6' rectangle tables, kitchenette with sink, refrigerator and microwave.
Pictures of Wyman Shelter House

The Shelter is available from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. Your reservation is for a maximum of 8 hours, to include no more than 5 hours for your event and up to 3 additional hours for set-up and clean-up. All events must end by 10:00pm; up to 1 hour of clean-up is permitted until 11:00pm.

Refund Schedule: Cancellations must be made by contacting the Parks and Recreation Offices. A refund (less a $10 administrative fee) shall 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 less than 30 days prior to the reservation date.

McKinley Field Shelter: 

McKinley Shelter House is currently under construction. We are not currently accepting any reservations.

Athletic Field Reservations

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

Wallace Garden Plot

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