Rental Venues and Facilities

Our parks, enclosed shelterhouses, community centers, sports venues and other specialty facilities are great places for residents and visitors to explore nature, focus on wellness, discover their creativity and connect with their community. Below you will find the different rental facilities we offer.


Special Event Permit

A Special Event Permit is issued for an event utilizing parks, streets and waterways in the City of Columbus where planned activities go beyond normal use. Special Events include festivals, street fairs, concerts, races, regattas, etc.

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Block Party Permit

A Block Party Permit is issued for the closure of a block and/or street for residents of the block and their families. There is no marketing and/or community advertising for the block party and the block party is not open to the public.

Filming Permit

A Film Permit is issued for any commercial purpose filming and/or photoshoots within the City of Columbus parks or streets. Non-commercial, still and/or personal photographers may require a permit.

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Event Permit Calendar

The CRPD Office of Special Events maintains a calendar for events requiring a permit. Calendar postings are made as soon a permit is issued.