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Facilities & Rentals

Preservation Parks offers facilities for rent for group activities, such as family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and public meetings. The Nature Centers are available for business-related events and public meetings only; the Shelters are available for business and social events.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted within the parks or facilities.

To reserve a facility, call 740-524-8600, ext. 6 or e-mail saundras@preservationparks.com

Nature Centers

Mary McCoy Nature Center at Hogback Ridge Preserve The Mary McCoy Nature Center at Hogback Ridge Preserve
2656 Hogback Road, Sunbury OH, 43074

Business meeting space is available in the board room, by special arrangement only, with access to the nature center, bird observation room, kitchen, restrooms and outdoor deck.

    • Corporate fee:
         $150 for a four-hour block; four hours minimum.
         $75 deposit, returned to renter if condition of the facility remains as it was prior to the rental.
    • Non-profit organizations, clubs and schools:
         $75 for a four-hour block; four hours minimum.
         $75 deposit, returned to renter if condition of the facility remains as it was prior to the rental.

The Lodge at Deer Haven Preserve The Lodge at Deer Haven Preserve
4183 Liberty Road, Delaware OH, 43015

Business meeting space is available in the classroom, with access to the kitchen, during the regular rental hours.

The Nature Center and library are accessible between 12p.m. - 5 p.m.

    • Corporate fee:
         $150 for a four-hour block; four hours minimum.
         $75 deposit, returned to renter if condition of the facility remains as it was prior to the rental.
    • Non-profit organizations, clubs and schools:
         $75 for a four-hour block; four hours minimum .
         $75 deposit, returned to renter if condition of the facility remains as it was prior to the rental.

The Mary McCoy Nature Center and The Lodge can be reserved at the following times:

Winter (November – March): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Summer (April – October): 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.


 

Picnic Shelters

Blues Creek Preserve
9627 Fontanelle Road, Ostrander OH, 43061

Two reservable picnic shelters, capacity 20 each, with charcoal grills and adjacent playground

  • Restroom, drinking fountain.
  • No electricity in shelters.
  • Catch-and-release fishing pond
  • Sledding hill
  • $20 for a four-hour block of time; four hours minimum
  • $45 deposit, returned to the renter if the condition of the facility remains as it was prior to the rental

Fritz Guth ShelterEmily Traphagen Preserve
5094 Seldom Seen Road, Powell OH, 43065

Reservable picnic shelter, capacity 50, with charcoal grills, electricity and fireplace

  • Restroom, drinking fountain, running water and horseshoe pit
  • Playground
  • $40 for a four-hour block of time; four hours minimum
  • $45 deposit, returned to the renter if the condition of the facility remains as it was prior to the rental

Gallant Woods ShelterGallant Woods Preserve
2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware OH, 43015

Reservable picnic shelter, capacity 60, with charcoal grills and electricity

  • Horseshoe pit, playground
  • Restrooms and running water
  • $40 for a four-hour block of time; four hours minimum
  • $45 deposit, returned to the renter if the condition of the facility remains as it was prior to the rental

Shelters are reservable at the following times:

Winter (October – April): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Summer (May – September): 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.