Event Venue Guide


Outdoor Recreation Facilities

At a glance
  • Outdoor event facility
  • Nearby parking

Ideal for athletic competitions, teambuilding exercises, and informal gatherings.

In addition to outdoor areas available at individual Student Life facilities, Ohio State’s Department of Recreational Sports manages more than 60 acres of outdoor recreation and event space. Most of the outdoor facilities are open during spring, summer, and fall, while artificial turf spaces remain open during winter. Outdoor recreation areas are kept in top shape through the work of a team of full-time staff from facility operations and development, in partnership with Rec Sports professional and student staff members. Multiple recreation locations feature a range of options including basketball, softball, disc golf, jogging path, sand volleyball, tennis, and roller hockey. Ideal for athletic competitions, teambuilding exercises, and informal gatherings, Recreational Sports’ outdoor facilities are designed to accommodate a diverse array of outdoor events and activities.


  • Fred Beekman Park, featuring award-winning landscape design and provisions for softball, baseball, flag football, and rugby on 43 scenic acres in the heart of Columbus
  • Coffey Road Park, offering a centrally located field space for a variety of sports
  • Lincoln Tower Park, featuring an artificial multi-sport turf surface and 16 tennis courts, conveniently located within walking distance to most of campus
  • West Campus 18-hole disc golf course (not available for reservation)
  • Picnic shelters
  • Children’s play area



Because outdoor events may call for special accommodations, the Recreational Sports team is ready to respond to client requests. Services and amenities include event equipment and décor, audio capabilities, provi­sions for water and restrooms, storage, athletic equipment rental, and event staffing.

Dining and Catering

Catering is not available at these locations. Charcoal grills available at some locations. Please call for availability.

Contact Information

337 W. 17th Ave. (RPAC office)
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-6481
Fax: (614) 292-4105
E-mail: hall.794@osu.edu
Web site: http://recsports.osu.edu/facilities/outdoor-facilities