Facility reservations may be made online, in person at the HPD office or through the mail (only checks or money orders by mail). Credit card payments are accepted online (there is a 2.5% or $2 charge, whichever is greater for using a credit card. This fee is charged by the credit card processor, not the Park District). Park facilities may be reserved up to one year in advance, first come, first served; however, HPD events do take precedence.  See the Facilities Schedule for fees as well as a survey of rental facilities in Hancock County community parks and other outdoor areas.

All outdoor shelters can be reserved or claimed first come, first served if not rented. Reservations for outdoor shelters are posted daily by HPD staff to notify visitors of rentals. No reservations can be made and confirmed until fees are received. Credit card payments are accepted online.

Mailing your reservation? Please send the Activity Reservation Form to provide us with the required information, appropriate rental agreement, and fee by check to the HPD office.  After receiving your request, a confirmation will be sent back to confirm your reservation.

Security deposits are required for the Activity Barn and Brugeman Lodge and are payable when the renter picks up the key at the HPD office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM). We cannot accept a credit card for the key deposit.  It must be cash or check. At the time keys are secured, a detailed cleaning checklist will be provided to ensure proper clean-up. Cleaning is the responsibility of the renter. The security deposit will be returned to the renter when keys are returned to the HPD office within one week of the reservation and if the facility was cleaned with no reports of damages or violations. If a forfeiture of the security deposit is warranted, the renter will be contacted as soon as possible.

Reservations are good only for the date indicated on the Reservation Form for all facilities. However, early entry may be available for Brugeman Lodge and the Activity Barn if not rented 7 days prior.

Contact the park office for details and reservations.

BRUGEMAN LODGE & LITZENBERG ACTIVITY BARN – A cancellation notice must be made in writing by the person who signed the rental agreement. A cancellation notice received more than six months prior to the event date is subject to a full refund or it can be rescheduled one time within a year from the date that the original reservation was made, not the event date. A cancellation notice received less than six months prior to the event date is subject to a full refund, but only when the date has been reserved by another paying customer for the full rental fee with no opportunity to reschedule. All refunds are subject to a $30 processing fee.

PICNIC SHELTERS – No refunds or rescheduling for shelters.

RIVERBEND CAMPGROUND – No refund or rescheduling for individual camping sites. If a group or special event reserves the entire campground and submits a cancellation notice in writing more than six months prior to the event date, they are subject to a full refund or the campground can be rescheduled one time within a year from the date that the original reservation was made, not the event date. A cancellation notice received less than six months prior to the event date is subject to a full refund, but only when the date has been reserved by another paying customer for the full rental fee with no opportunity to reschedule. All refunds are subject to a $30 processing fee.

PICNIC SHELTERS – No refunds or rescheduling for shelters.

Early Entry may be available for Brugeman Lodge and the Activity Barn

*If paying by credit card, the CC fees are nonrefundable, as those charges are kept by the CC processor, not the Hancock Park District


 

Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area

9250 Township Road 208, Findlay, OH 45840
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Brugeman Lodge is a multi-purpose, year-round building with seating capacity for up to 240 with large assembly room and catering kitchen (microwaves, freezer, refrigerator, sinks.) Keys are required and must be picked up at the HPD office during regular business hours.

Interested in viewing the inside of Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend? An Open House will be held from 6 – 8 PM on the last Monday of each month. A Park Ranger will be available at Brugeman Lodge to allow any interested person(s) to view, inspect, and ask questions regarding the facility. Bring your tape measure, notepad, camera or video recorder to record your findings. Reservations or available dates are not provided at the Open House.

Possible room arrangements: Layout 1 | Layout 2 | Layout 3 | Layout 4

BRUGEMAN LODGE RENTAL AGREEMENT


 

Litzenberg Memorial Woods Activity Barn

6100 US 224, Findlay, OH 45840
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The Litzenberg Memorial Woods Activity Barn is a re-built barn with a seating capacity of up to 99 with an attached kitchen (microwave, refrigerator/freezer, sinks) and restrooms. The facility has no heat or air conditioning. It is an actual barn.

Interested in viewing the inside of the Activity Barn? An Open House will be held from 6 – 8 PM on the last Tuesday of each month from March through November. A Park Ranger will be available at the Activity Barn to allow any interested person(s) to view, inspect, and ask questions regarding the facility. Bring your tape measure, notepad, camera or video recorder to record your findings. Reservations or available dates are not provided at the Open House.

 

ACTIVITY BARN RENTAL AGREEMENT


Lakefront Activity Center & Picnic Shelters at Riverbend Recreation Area

16618 Township Road 208, Findlay, OH 45840
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  • The Lakefront Activity Center at Riverbend Recreation Area has a roof and features picnic tables with seating capacity for up to 42.
  • Shelter 1 is an outdoor shelter that is completely enclosed. Capacity is 48.
  • Shelters 2 & 4 both have a capacity of 96.
  • Outdoor Shelter 3 is completely enclosed and features a wood-burning fireplace (bring your own firewood). Capacity is 40.
    The facility cannot be rented on weekends from mid-December through mid-March because it doubles as the Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center cross-country ski concession.
  • Shelter 5 is an outdoor shelter with roof and one wall. Capacity is 72.
  • Shelter 6 is an outdoor shelter with roof and three walls. Capacity is 64.
  • Shelter 7 is an outdoor shelter with roof and two walls. Capacity is 56.

PICNIC SHELTER RENTAL AGREEMENT


Lakefront Activity Center at Riverbend

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Aeraland-Recreation-AreaAeraland Recreation Area Shelter

1141 Twp. Rd. 243,Fostoria, OH 44830
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Aeraland Recreation Area offers an outdoor shelter. It is available on a first come, first served basis. Capacity is 45.


litzenberg-memorial-woods-shelterLitzenberg Memorial Woods Shelter

6100 US 224, Findlay, OH 45840
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Litzenberg Memorial Woods offers an outdoor shelter. Capacity is 36.
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riverbend-campgroundRiverbend Recreation Area Campground

16618 Township Road 208, Findlay, OH 45840
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The Riverbend Recreation Area campground features eight tent camping sites, each with a picnic table and campfire ring.

Campground Rental Agreement.


Waterfalls Pavilion at RiversideRiverside Park Waterfalls Pavilion

231 McManness Avenue, Findlay, OH 54840
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The Waterfalls Pavilion is an outdoor shelter with vaulted roof and wood burning fireplace (bring your own firewood). Capacity is 96.

Picnic Shelter Rental Agreement