Shelter House Rental & Park Information

Shelter House Rentals 

*****Shelter House Photos at the bottom of this page

Reighard Park Shelters (Potawatomi, Miami & Shawnee) - $60/day + $25.00 Refundable Security Deposit 

Rotary Park Shelter - $180/day + $100.00 Refundable Security Deposit 

Homecoming Shelter - $180/day + $100.00 Refundable Security Deposit 

  • All rentals are from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight.   
  • All rentals must have payment in full and a signed rental agreement prior to being reserved.
  • Reservations can be made at the Water Clerk Window on the 1st Floor of the Municipal Building, 230 Clinton Street, Wauseon, OH.
  • All Wauseon Shelter Houses are alcohol free - NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Please contact the Water Clerk's Office at (419) 335-1441 for more information.

Homecoming Park

Homecoming Park became a city park June 11, 1980.  The Homecoming Shelter has an indoor and outdoor pavilion for party rentals that seats up to 125 and includes a full kitchen, private restrooms and heating/air conditioning.  The Homecoming Shelter is available for rent from April 1 to Dec 31.  The park offers a sledding hill, walking path, restrooms, playground, gazebo and 2 open air pavilions that cannot be reserved but are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Rotary Park & Goodwin Preserve

Rotary Park dates back to July 9, 1971.  It has a Shelter House that is available to rent year round.  The shelter house seats up to 125, and contains full kitchen facilities, private restrooms and heating/air conditioning.  Rotary Park offers a fishing pond, playground, and The Goodwin Preserve. 

The Goodwin Preserve was created in 2004 and includes a wooded area with grills, spots to picnic and a walking trail.  Below are pictures of the Goodwin Preserve and Trail signs.  

Reighard Park

Reighard Park opened on April 3, 1940.  Reighard Park has a wide variety of playground equipment, three shelter houses, restroom facilities, tennis courts and a disc golf course donated by Worthington Steel.  

***The Potawatomi, Miami & Shawnee shelter houses do not have on location restrooms, heating or air conditioning.  These are available for rent April 1 to October 31.  

  • Potawatomi is located next to the Imagination Kingdom and offers a refrigerator, stove and 10' picnic tables.
  • Miami is located across from the Wauseon High School by the tennis courts and offers a refrigerator and 10' picnic tables.
  • Shawnee is located on the north side of the park and offers 10' picnic tables and electricity.

Wabash Park

Wabash Park became a city park November 20, 1951.  It has a playground, a half basketball court and skate ramps/equipment.

Biddle Park

Biddle Park opened in May 2009 and consists of 8 baseball/softball fields, 3 tee ball fields, 2 batting cages, 3 basketball courts, 3 sand volleyball courts, 1 football field and 9 soccer fields.  The northern end of the park is not yet completed but will consist of 4 additional youth baseball/softball fields.  

Biddle Park has 3 open air pavillions that cannot be reserved but are available on a first come, first serve basis.  The park contains 4 restroom facilities, one at each concession stand which are open during normal park hours of sun up to sun down.  The park is available for use from April 1 to October 31, weather permitting.

South Park

South Park is the oldest of the city parks.  It opened on July 15, 1865.  South Park contains playground equipment, a gazebo and 2 basketball courts.

North Park/Memorial Park

North/Memorial Park dates back to June 19, 1924.  The park has a playground, a half basketball court and a war memorial statue.

Depot Park

Depot Park dates back to July 15, 1970 and hosts a historical train depot, a preserved caboose, and a wooden play train. 

Cannonball Trail

Cannonball Trail is a blacktopped walking path that stretches 2 miles across the city from East to West.  It provides a scenic and tranquil setting for walking, running, biking, and rollerblading.


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