The ORWRP is an approximately 52 acre facility located along the Olentangy River, just north of OSU’s main campus. The Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Researk Park (ORWRP) is open to the public from dusk until dawn for general, individual visits. We ask visitors to stay on the marked paths, and to respect the natural setting the ORWRP offers. Entrance to the park by car can be found along Dodridge Street near the corner of Olentangy River Road. Visitors can also gain access traveling both North and South along the Olentangy Bike Trail.
Research, Educational, and Outreach Activities; Space Rental; Tours
We also host research activities, meetings, educational groups, and tours. We strive to offer high-quality support for these research, instructional, and outreach activities. To meet this goal, we ask that you submit the following RESERVATION FORM TWO WEEKS prior to your proposed activity.
||Week Day Rate
||Weekday OSU Discounted Rate
|Large Conference Room
|Small Conference Room
|*Daily rentals are 8am – 4pm
Experimental Mesocosm Facility
We have a newly renovated experimental facility with 64, 210-gallon tanks organized in clusters of 4. There is the option of river or groundwater, and there is shade cloth for the entire complex. By spring 2021, we anticipate continuous water-quality monitoring capability. Pricing is as follows:
$300 turnover/set-up fee + $150 per cluster of 4 tanks per week + $300 take-down/turnover fee.
Please note that there is no guarantee of availability.
Outside Natural Areas
Multiple natural ecosystems comprise the ORWRP including:
If you are interested in working/using any of these areas, please contact us for availability, pricing, and other information.