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Rent a Facility

Rental rates are being updated. Please call for more information.

 Pricing  Wood County Resident  Out of County Resident Friends of the Parks
Mon. – Thurs. $ $ $
Fri. – Sun. $ $ $

Thompson Stone Hall & Hankison Great Room rental fees include a $50 refundable Damage Deposit.

*Non-profits and service clubs receive one free Monday – Thursday rental per year.
Each Monday – Thursday rental thereafter is $50 each. Full fees apply for Friday – Sunday rentals.


The John & Virginia Hankison Great Room

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg – online reservations
See the facility at the open view from 7 – 8 pm the first Wednesday of each month.

Dimensions of the W.W. Knight event space

W.W. Knight floorplan .pdf for printing.

Located in a beautiful nature preserve, the facility has a more modern aesthetic with tall stacks of windows, a fireplace, and exposed wooden rafters. There is a serving kitchen with refrigerator, two-bin sink, microwave, and pass-through window. There is not an oven or stove.

Thompson Stone Hall

Otsego Park, 20000 West River Road, Bowling Green – online reservations
Facility Open View on the first Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8 pm.

Image of exterior of the Thompson Stone Hall

Image of the interior fireplace decorate for an event. Image of the interior of the Thompson Stone Hall

Otsego floorplan .pdf for printing.

Otsego Park overlooks the Maumee River. The facility has a rustic aesthetic with stone walls, two fireplaces, and exposed wooden beam rafters. There is a full-sized kitchen with refrigerator, two ovens, stovetop, two-bin sink, microwave, and pass-through window.

There are 24 rectangular tables measuring 72′ x 30″ (6′ x 2.5 feet) and 120 chairs.

Picnic Shelters

• Cedar Creeks Preserve
4575 Walbridge Road, Northwood
Open-air shelter, $40 to reserve, includes electricity

Image of the Cedar Creeks open-air picnic shelter

• William Henry Harrison Park
644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville
Enclosed shelters: Riverview and the Meadowview can be reserved for a $40 fee.

Image of covered shelter at William Henry Harrison Park


The open-air shelter cannot be rented. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Image of the open air shleter with picnic tables underneath the roof canopy


• Bradner Nature Preserve
11491 N Fostoria Road/State Route 23, Bradner

Covered/open-air shelter. Can be reserved for a $40 fee. Has electric, but no heat or air-conditioning.

Image of Bradner Preserve picnic shelter

What to know when renting:

Reservations must be made by the 20th of the month prior. Please reserve early. In order to maintain our facilities and staff schedules, we do not accept same month rentals, or time changes. Rentals for the upcoming month (and rental time changes) close on the 20th of the month prior (for example, rentals for May close on April 20). This is so we can schedule our staff accordingly.

Reservations can be made up to one year in advance. Reservations are accepted one year-to-the-day in advance. Payment is required with a reservation. Damage deposits are refunded in the form of a check from Wood County about three weeks post event. Wood County Park District prides itself on maintaining clean parks and facilities. We do not provide keys, therefore you will need to establish arrival and departure times for your rental.

Choose your arrival and departure times carefully. A Park Police Officer will meet you to open the facility and return to secure the facility at the times designated.  Please allow for your setup of tables and chairs, deliveries, decorating, as well as clean up and take-down of your event.  The Park District does not provide caterers, linens, table service, set up, or cleaning equipment.

Alcohol permits must be purchased online, or at Park District Headquarters. Alcohol permits can only be purchased for the Thompson Stone Hall at Otsego Park and the Hankison Great Room at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. Alcohol permits must be made at least 10 days in advance. The alcohol permit fee is $75.00 and the refundable damage deposit is $150 for a total of $225.

Please note:  When renting one of our facilities, other events or meetings may also be  occurring in the building and/or on the grounds during the same time period. There are portions of the buildings that will remain open to the public.

For unusual considerations, please fill out and submit a special use permit. Click here for a  Special Use Permit. Please save this file fill it out, save with a new name, and email to office


For non-profits and service groups

* To reserve, please call (419) 353-1897 

• Community Classroom at Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

• Bradner Community Classroom at Bradner Preserve 

11491 N Fostoria Road/State Route 23, Bradner

• Friends Green Room at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg