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Facility Rentals

To check for facility availability, please call 412.364.6321 or email arubino@ohiotwp.org.  In order to reserve the Nature Center or Pavilion, please follow the directions below:
  1. Call or email to confirm date availability with the parks and recreation director.  Efforts are made to keep the calendar below as up-to-date as possible, but it may not always show the most recent rentals, or ongoing classes and programs offered by the township on weekdays and sometimes on weekends.
  2. After the date is approved, the rental agreement must be signed and returned along with your security deposit to Ohio Township, Attn: Andy Rubino, 1719 Roosevelt Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Office hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.  The security deposit is due when paperwork is submitted, and the rental payment is due 1 month prior to your rental date.  The signed rental agreement and security deposit and must be received within two (2) weeks of reserving a date. After two weeks, the date will no longer be held.
Please note, a permit is required for the use of any park space by 10 or more persons.  Contact the parks and recreation department to obtain a permit.


GENERAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

Reservations for next year can be made up to 8 months in advance for Ohio Township residents, and 6 months in advance for nonresidents. Reservations for the remainder of the calendar year (September through December) can be made starting in January.

NATURE CENTER - Full use of upper level, which is wheelchair accessible by the outer Nature Center path.  Access to the inside is only available through the rear doors of the building.  A wheelchair is available if needed.  Center is heated and air-conditioned, and includes restrooms, fireplace, coat area, tables, and chairs.  A small kitchen is available and includes a sink, refrigerator, serving counter, dual ovens, range top, and a microwave. An ice machine is available.  The provided tables and chairs are permitted for inside use only.

Outside - Large Patio, amphitheater, and outdoor fireplace.  Grills, though, not provided, are permitted in designated outdoor areas.  Parking is available in designated spots in the Nature Center lot and throughout the park.  Vehicles are not permitted on the grass or Nature Center pathway, past the parking lot (a large push cart is available to transport items into the building).  Access for rentals is only available through the rear entrances of the building, along the pathway.

The Nature Center does not have WiFi.

  • Tables for guests are rounded and five foot in diameter.  Each table seats eight people comfortably.  Three eight foot banquet tables and a corner table are also provided.  Tables are set up ahead of time based on the amount of expected guests.  Table linens are not provided by the facility.
  • Nature Center can accommodate 72 people seated at tables.  Maximum occupancy of the Nature Center is 85 people.

PAVILION - A 36 feet in diameter hexagonal open-air pavilion available for parties, picnics, family reunions, etc.  Six picnic tables are available for use in the pavilion.  Electrical outlets are also available.

Parking is available in designated lots near the pavilion and throughout the park.  Vehicles are not permitted on the grass or pathway.  Exclusive use of fields or playground is not included with a pavilion rental.


RESTRICTIONS:
  • Driving a vehicle onto the walkway or grassy area past the parking lot will result in a loss of your security deposit.
  • Helium filled balloons and glitter/confetti are not allowed inside the Nature Center, and will also result in a loss of security deposit.
  • There is a two hour minimum and a six hour maximum on rentals, not including the built in setup and cleanup time.
  • Setup time is limited to a one hour period prior to events and a two hour period prior to wedding events (free of charge).  There is an extra charge for additional setup time past the one hour provided.
  • The bar must close one hour prior to the end of the event.
  • Music must end thirty minutes before the end of the event.
  • Guests must be out of the building fifteen minutes after the end of the event.
  • Cleanup must be completed within one hour of the end of the event or by 11:00pm on weekends, and 10:00pm on weekdays.


RENTAL RATES:
 
NATURE CENTER
Ohio Township Residents:
Weekend (Friday-Sunday): $90.00/hour + $250.00 refundable security deposit
Weekday (Monday-Thursday): $50.00/hour + $250.00 refundable security deposit
Nonresidents:
Weekend (Friday-Sunday): $110.00/hour + $300.00 refundable security deposit
Weekday (Monday-Thursday): $60.00/hour + $300.00 refundable security deposit
Alcohol permit fee is $25.00 (if applicable)

PAVILION
Ohio Township Residents:
Weekend (Friday-Sunday): $50.00/hour + $250.00 refundable security deposit
Weekday (Monday-Thursday): $25.00/hour + $250.00 refundable security deposit
Nonresidents:
Weekend (Friday-Sunday): $60.00/hour + $300.00 refundable security deposit
Weekday (Monday-Thursday): $30.00/hour + $300.00 refundable security deposit
Alcohol permit fee is $25.00 (if applicable)

Please note, the security deposit is held until after your rental (not deposited or cashed).  It is mailed back to you after the facility is inspected by a township representative.

 


NATURE CENTER PREVIEW:

 


RENTAL AVAILABILITY CALENDAR:

Efforts are made to keep the calendar up-to-date.  Recreation classes, meetings, and events do not appear on this calendar.  For weekday availability, please call or email.

May 2024
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Nature Center Reserved Nature Center Reserved
Nature Center Reserved
Thursday, May 30, 2024
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Nature Center Reserved Nature Center Reserved
Nature Center Reserved
Friday, May 31, 2024
Pavilion Reserved Pavilion Reserved
Pavilion Reserved
Friday, May 31, 2024
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