Picnic Shelters


Welcome! Thank you for considering the Seneca Parks as a site for your next party or event. 

Picnic Shelters

Seneca Parks maintain 3 picnic shelters at different park locations. There are shelters at the following parks: Fruth Outdoor Center (shelter house), Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve (shelter house) and Tiffin University Nature Preserve (gazebo). 

Fruth Center Shelter House

  • Picnic Tables
  • Electricity
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Portable Restroom (April - October)

Garlo Shelter House

  • Picnic Tables
  • Electricity
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Vault Restroom

TUNP Gazebo

  • Picnic Tables


The picnic shelters can be reserved when not in use for a park event. Shelter reservations have priority use. Otherwise shelter use is on a first come, first use basis. Reservations are highly recommended for all shelters. Reservations can be made with the Park District by calling (419) 447-8091 or emailing info@senecacountyparks.com or can be made in person during office hours. Office hours for the SCPD Main Office are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Wednesday.


Shelters/Gazebos: (sunrise - sunset)
Shelter Rental Agreement
Activity Reservation Form

Other Park Areas: (sunrise - sunset)
$50 - under 50 people
$75 - 50-100 people

Special Events:
Anyone wanting to use SCPD park properties for any event other than the use of facilities listed above must complete a Special Use Permit Application for approval. Fees and charges may apply. Contact the park office at (419) 447-8091 or emailing info@senecacountyparks.com for more information.

When planning events, please keep in mind that parking is limited at most preserves, and we utilize a carry-in/carry-out policy for trash, as we have no trash receptacles in our natural areas.