Facility Reservations

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Facility reservations are taken at HPD Headquarters after payment has been received, either in person or through the mail.  Facilities may be reserved up to one year in advance, first come, first serve; however, HPD events do take precedence. Use the FACILITIES INFORMATION GUIDE (effective October 15, 2014) for further information. Download the FACILITIES SCHEDULE for a complete listing of facilities, capacities, fees and deposits. Facility availability information can be obtained over the phone. No reservations can be made and confirmed until fees are received. 

Mailing your reservation? Please use the ACTIVITY RESERVATION FORM to provide us with required information. Please send the reservation form, rental agreement, and fee to the HPD office.  After receiving your request, a confirmation will be sent back to confirm your reservation. 

Check out the Power Point presentation on the right side to view our reservable facilities.

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.

FEES: HPD accepts checks (preferred) and money orders, made payable to Hancock Park District, or cash in the exact amount.  No change is provided.  All fees are paid when facility reservations are made. HPD no longer accepts any bills larger than $20 denomination for facility reservations, program fees, and concession fees (ski rentals, boat rentals, and hay rides).

EARLY ENTRY:  Reservations are ONLY good for the date reserved and indicated on the Reservation Form for all facilities. However, early entry may be available for Brugeman Lodge or Litzenberg Activity Barn if not rented 7 days prior. See the Facilities Rate Card for fees. 

RENTAL AGREEMENTS: are required for all park facilities. Rental agreements must be submitted when paying your reservation fee.

BRUGEMAN LODGE RENTAL AGREEMENT

CAMPGROUND & SPECIAL PERMITS AREA

LITZENBERG ACTIVITY BARN RENTAL AGREEMENT

PICNIC AREAS, WATERFALLS PAVILION & LAKEFRONT ACTIVITY CENTER AGREEMENT 

SECURITY DEPOSITS/KEYS:  Security Deposits are required for all locked facilities and payable when the renter picks up the key at the HPD office during normal business hours (M-F, 8 AM - 4:30 PM). Security deposits are returned to the renter when keys are returned to the HPD office, within one week of reservation, if facility is clean, no damages or violations reported, and no hardship has been caused to other visitors and/or staff.  If a forfeiture of the security deposit is warranted, the renter will be contacted as soon as possible.  

CHECKLIST: At the time keys are secured, a detailed cleaning checklist will be provided to insure proper clean-up.  Cleaning is the responsibility of the renter.

CANCELLATION, RESCHEDULING, AND REFUNDS: 

BRUGEMAN LODGE & LITZENBURG ACTIVITY BARN - A cancellation notice must be made in writing. A cancellation 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 original reservation date. A cancellation notice received less than six months prior to the event date is subject to a full refund only when the date has been reserved by another paying customer with no opportunity to reschedule. All refunds are subject to a $30 processing fee.

WATERFALLS  PAVILION, LAKEFRONT ACTIVITY CENTER, AND PICNIC SHELTERS - A cancellation must be made in writing. The facility can be rescheduled one time within a year from the original reservation date. No refunds.

RIVERBEND CAMPGROUND - A cancellation must be made in writing. The facility can be rescheduled one time within a year from the original reservation date. No refund for individual camping sites.

If a group or special event requests a cancellation in writing, they can reschedule one time within a year of the original reservation date or a full refund will be issued. All refunds are subject to a $30 processing fee.

RESERVABLE FACILITIES:

  • Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend:  9250 Township Road 208, Findlay, OH 45840
    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.
     

  • FACILITIES SCHEDULE  
    Reservation Fee: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & holidays - $500 
    Monday - Thursday - $250                     
    Non-profits rate Monday - Thursday - $100                     
    Security Deposit - $200 (required for ALL renters)
     

Interested in reserving Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area?

1.       To check if a particular date is available, you must call the HPD Office at 419-425-7275, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
2.       The reservation fee can be paid at or mailed to the HPD Office, 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840. All reservations are first-come, first-served.
3.       Make checks or money orders payable to: Hancock Park District. If paying in cash, only bills of $20 domination or smaller will be accepted. No debit or credit cards are accepted.
4.       If sending your reservation by mail, complete and submit the following two forms with your reservation fee:
a.       Activity Reservation Form  ACTIVITY RESERVATION FORM
b.      Rental Agreement LODGE RENTAL AGREEMENT
5.       Once the reservation fee and two signed documents are received, a confirmation letter will be mailed to confirm the requested reservation date.
6.       Additional information including a floor plans of the facility can be found on our web site.
 
Interested in viewing the inside of Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend? The last Monday of each month there is an Open House from 6:00-8:00 PM. A Service 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
 
 

Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend can seat up to 240 guests

 

  • Litzenberg Activity Barn:  6100 US 224, Findlay, OH 45840
    The 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. 

    FACILITIES SCHEDULE  

    ACTIVITY BARN FACT SHEET 

    Rental Fee  - $150
    Security Deposit - $50

Interested in reserving the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods?

1.       To check if a particular date is available, you must call the HPD Office at 419-425-7275, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
2.       The reservation fee can be paid at or mailed to the HPD Office, 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840. All reservations are first-come, first-served.
3.       Make checks or money orders payable to: Hancock Park District. If paying in cash, only bills of $20 domination or smaller will be accepted. No debit or credit cards are accepted.
4.       If sending your reservation by mail, complete and submit the following two forms with your reservation fee:
a.       Activity Reservation Form ACTIVITY RESERVATION FORM
b.      Rental Agreement ACTIVITY BARN RENTAL AGREEMENT
5.       Once the reservation fee and two signed documents are received, a confirmation letter will be mailed to confirm the requested reservation date.
6.       Additional information including a floor plans of the facility can be found on our web site.
 
Interested in viewing the inside of the Activity Barn? The last Tuesday of the months of April through October there is an Open House from 6:00-8:00 PM. A Service 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.
 

        RIVERBEND SHELTER LOCATION MAP

  • Outdoor Shelters (Riverbend & Litzenberg):   outdoor shelters available at Riverbend Recreation Area (8 shelters), and Litzenberg Memorial Woods (1 shelter). At Riverbend, two outdoor shelters (shelters 1 & 3) are completely enclosed and others have partial enclosures to help with weather elements. Shelter 1 does not have a heat source, but shelter 3 has a wood burning fireplace (renters must provide their own wood). Check out the Power Point presentation for Outdoor Shelters on the right side to view Shelters. All outdoor shelters have multiple electrical outlets, picnic tables and trash containers. All outdoor shelters at Riverbend and Litzenberg rent for $40.  An additional outdoor shelter is located at Riverside Park.  Read below for further details.
  • Shelter 3 (Riverbend) - Shelter 3 is completely enclosed. Shelter 3 has a wood burning fireplace and doubles as HPD's Raccoon Run Winter Sports Concession, December - early March, during good snow conditions for pubic cross-country skiing and snow shoeing rentals.  During this time, public rentals are not available. However, if not in use by HPD for winter sports activities the facility can be used on a first come, first served basis.  Renters must provide their own firewood. Rental fee for Shelter 3 is set at $40.     
  • Waterfalls Pavilion (Riverside Park) - Partial enclosure on one wall with wood burning fireplace. Renters need to provide their own firewood. The facility overlooks the Riverside Dam for a scenic view. The Waterfalls Pavilion rents for $50.

Interested in reserving one of the HPD Picnic Areas or Outdoor Shelters?

1.       To check if a particular date is available, you must call the HPD Office at 419-425-7275, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
2.       The reservation fee can be paid at or mailed to the HPD Office, 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840. All reservations are first-come, first-served.
3.       Make checks or money orders payable to: Hancock Park District. If paying in cash, only bills of $20 domination or smaller will be accepted. No debit or credit cards are accepted.
4.       If sending your reservation by mail, complete and submit the following two forms with your reservation fee:
a.       Activity Reservation Form ACTIVITY RESERVATION FORM
5.       Once the reservation fee and two signed documents are received, a confirmation letter will be mailed to confirm the requested reservation date.
 
  • Other Shelters at Riverside Park: Reservations for other outdoor shelters re taken through the City of Findlay Recreation Department, located at The Cube - 419-424-7176. 
  • Community Facilities: A variety of other reservable facilities are available throughout Hancock County  village parks, cities of Findlay and Fostoria and other non-profit organizations.  View the listing of other available facilities and contact at:
    COMMUNITY PARKS FACILITIES SURVEY 2014 
  • Contact Us: Hancock Park District Headquarters located at 1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay or call 419-425-7275 for additional information about HPD facilities or information regarding other rental facilities in Findlay, Fostoria and 10 village parks in Hancock County.


Lodge at Riverbend 

If you need or desire to check out any other HPD facility,  call the HPD office at 419-425-7275, Monday through Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM, for further information on making arrangements to get inside any other locked structure.  View our reservable facilities on the right side of the page for a quick look.

HANCOCK PARK DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
1424 East Main Cross Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-425-PARK/7275
hpdparks@hancockparks.com

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

 

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