Oregon ridge nature center council

Register Now for our Little Acorns Camp for ages 4 - 5. All other sessions of camp are full with a waitlist.
Check the Programs & Events Page for details!

Register Now for our Little Acorns Camp for ages 4 - 5. All other sessions of camp are full with a waitlist. Check the Programs & Events Page for details!

Pavilions

PARK RULES AND GUIDELINES ARE OUTLINED IN THE RENTAL CONTRACT, WHICH INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • No alcohol
  • No crabs
  • No glass
  • No fires
  • No amplified music
  • No balloons
  • No personal grills (Each pavilion has 2 installed grills for your use)
  • No alcohol
  • No crabs
  • No glass
  • No fires
  • No amplified music
  • No balloons
  • No personal grills (Each pavilion has 2 installed grills for your use)
The Kidd's Nature Pavilion (capacity 75, with twelve 8’ tables, electricity, ceiling fans and non-potable water) is closest to the Nature Center and closest to the restrooms which are located in the Nature Center building. Please note that the Nature Play Space near the Kidd’s Nature Pavilion is not available for group use. While the Nature Play Space is not available for groups, the tot lot and climbing apparatus/slides near the Lake and Woodland pavilions are available for group use.
The cost for a 4-hour rental is $200 for members, $250 for non-members.

The Lake Pavilion (capacity 75, with twelve 8’ tables, electricity and non-potable water) is located next to the Oregon Ridge lake. The Pavilion is approximately .3 mile from the restrooms in the Nature Center. One handicap accessible spot-a-pot is available in the lake area from May thru October.

The cost for a 4-hour rental is $200 for members, $250 for non-members.

The Woodland Pavilion (capacity 30, with four 8’ tables, no electricity, no water) is approximately .35 miles from the restrooms. One handicap accessible spot-a-pot is available in the lake area from May thru October.

The cost for a 4-hour rental is $75 for members, $100 for non-members.

A family membership, which is required for the discount, is $30 per year and available from the “Join • Donate • Volunteer page” of this website. We also require a $50 damages deposit in a separate check. This check will be shredded after your event as long as all guidelines in the contract are followed and there are no damages. Additional hours can be added to the 4-hour rental at an hourly rate.

If you are ready to apply for a Pavilion Rental request, please fill out the form below and send it to us a minimum of 7 days prior to your requested date.

Note: Pavilion Rentals do not need a Gathering Permit.

New for the 2022 Pavilion Rental Season

Baltimore County Waste Reduction Initiative, supported by the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council.

When you agree to a rental in the park, you also agree to participate in this program. Only compostable paper products are permitted, such as plates napkins and utensils and are included in your rental fee. An adequate supply of these items will be provided to the renter based on the confirmed attendance they report 7 days prior to the rental date.

On the day of the rental a staff member assigned to the event will set up a waste station prior to your event. Each waste station will contain three bins (trash, recycle and compost) and signage to help attendees determine which items go in each bin. Staff will be available to help with questions and will check in periodically with you during your event. Staff will also remove the bins at the end of the event.

Pavilion Rental Request

Pavilion Rentals Form
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Should you require further clarification or have additional questions, please contact us via email at info@OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org or give us a call during regular business hours. Tuesday - Friday at 410-887-1815. Outside of regular business hours you will get a quicker reply via email. Weekend staff are not able to answer questions regarding rentals.