Reserve a Shelter
Open-air shelters available for your exclusive use
Note: Shelter rentals are not being accepted through Dec. 31, 2020 due to COVID-19.
Five Rivers MetroParks (FRMP) is following recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC to limit gatherings and to maintain social distancing. These recommendations are expected to remain in-place for a portion of 2021. While shelter reservations for 2021 are currently being accepted, Five Rivers MetroParks will cancel shelter reservations while the Governor’s Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency and the State’s Director of Health’s Order on Mass Gatherings relating to the COVID-19 pandemic remain in effect. While these orders are in effect, applicants will be contacted 30 days in advance of their reservation date and given the option of rescheduling or cancelling with a full refund.
Open-air shelters make excellent settings for functions – from casual barbecues to weddings, from birthday parties to family reunions. Shelters are located in beautiful, natural settings and come with tables and mowed play areas. Some include electricity, water, grills and other amenities. Most shelters accommodate 35 people; several are much larger. All are ranger-patrolled, quiet and designed to offer a degree of privacy. By making advanced reservations, your group will be guaranteed use of the site. Get your shelter permit today!