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Outdoor Venues

Explore the Outdoor Venues that Ohio University Conference Services has to offer. These outdoor venues are the perfect compliment to your conference experience. If you have any additional questions, or would like to request a space, please email conferences@ohio.edu

Cutler Lawn

The Cutler Lawn area is defined as the semi-circle brick area (beyond the brick sidewalk in front of Cutler Hall) and the two small adjacent green areas that include the first two black lampposts closest towards Cutler Hall. Nothing may be attached to trees, bushes, benches, light poles, or permanent signs. A sound system may be used with permission, subject to the standard restrictions, stated in Policy #01.044. The Cutler Lawn outdoor space is only available for reserving the following days: Fridays from 5pm-10pm, Saturdays 8am-10pm, and Sundays 8am-8pm. This space is not available on Virtual EMS. You may only request this space by e-mailing reservations@ohio.edu.
 

cutler lawn

 

Emeriti Park

Emeriti Park is the space bounded by Oxbow Drive, South Green Drive, the Lower Grounds Maintenance Building lot, and the pond at the center of Emeriti Park. Use of Emeriti Park is restricted to activities that will not interfere with adjacent classroom and office activity. No vehicles or heavy equipment are permitted on this site. Activities shall not impede pedestrian traffic. Nothing may be attached to trees, bushes, benches, light poles, or permanent signs. A sound system may be used with permission, subject to the standard restrictions, stated in Policy #01.044.
 

Emeriti park

 

Howard Hall Site

The Howard Park (also known as Howard Hall Site) program space comprises the grassy portions of the open space at the northeast corner of East Union and College Streets. Use of Howard Park is restricted to activities that will not interfere with adjacent residence hall, classroom, and office activity. No vehicles or heavy equipment are permitted on this site. Activities shall not impede pedestrian traffic. Nothing may be attached to bushes, trees, brick walls, light poles, or permanent signs. A sound system may be used with permission, subject to the standard restrictions, stated in Policy #01.044.
 

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Morton Field

Morton Field (also known as South Green Field) comprises the grassy area bounded by N. McKinley Ave, E. Mulberry Street, Stewart Street, and Race Street. It sits between Morton Hall and Crawford Hall, in front of the “Front Four” residence halls. Use of Morton Field is restricted to activities that will not interfere with adjacent residence hall, classroom, and office activity. Nothing may be attached to trees, bushes, benches, light poles, or permanent signs. A sound system may be used with permission, subject to the standard restrictions, stated in Policy #01.044.
 

morton field

 

The Ridges Lawn

The Ridges Auditorium Lawn comprises the grassy area bounded by N. Ridge Drive, E. Circle Drive, and Parking Lots 200 and 201. Use of Ridges Auditorium Lawn is restricted to activities that will not interfere with adjacent Ridges Auditorium, classroom, and office activity. Nothing may be attached to trees, bushes, benches, light poles, or permanent signs. A sound system may be used with permission, subject to the standard restrictions, stated in Policy #01.044.
 

ridges lawn

 

Scripps Amphitheater

Scripps Amphitheater comprises the brick-covered portico on the north side of Scripps Hall and the adjacent grassy amphitheater seating area. Use of Wilhelm Amphitheater is restricted to activities that will not interfere with adjacent library, classroom, and office activity. Nothing may be attached to trees, bushes, benches, light poles, or permanent signs. A sound system may be used with permission, subject to the standard restrictions, stated in Policy #01.044.
 

scripps amphitheater

 

South Green Amphitheater

South Green Amphitheater comprises the concrete “stage” south of Nelson Dining Hall, in the corner of the area bounded by New South Green residence halls, and the adjacent grassy area. Use of South Green Amphitheater is restricted to activities that will not interfere with adjacent residence hall activity. Priority scheduling of South Green Amphitheater shall be provided to South Green Residence Life. Nothing may be attached to trees, bushes, benches, light poles, or permanent signs. A sound system may be used with permission, subject to the standard restrictions, stated in Policy #01.044.
 

south green amphitheater

 

Tailgreat Park

Tailgreat Park comprises the grassy area bounded by the Hock-hocking Adena Bike Path, Richland Avenue, S. Shafer St., and the Former Visitors Center (Bingham House) and Parking Lot. Use of Tailgreat Park is restricted to activities that will not interfere with adjacent office activity. Priority scheduling of Tailgreat Park shall be provided to Intercollegiate Athletics (for pre-football game activities). Nothing may be attached to trees, bushes, benches, light poles, or permanent signs. A sound system may be used with permission, subject to the standard restrictions, stated in Policy #01.044.
 

Tailgreat park

 

West Portico

This space is defined as the concrete-covered portico and walkway area directly west of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium and the adjacent grassy area that falls within the triangle formed by the two closest brick walkways. Nothing may be attached to trees, bushes, benches, light poles, or permanent signs. A banner related to an event at this site may be temporarily affixed to the wall of the West Portico during the time of the event. Sound system restrictions differ based on affiliation.
 

west portico