1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 25701  

For many years Ritter Park has been considered the Crown Jewel of the Park District. Its 75 acres and numerous amenities contributed to it being designated one of the top ten "Best Public Spaces in America" by the American Planning Association in 2012. Ritter Park is known for its walking path featuring a crushed limestone loop that encourages health as many walkers, joggers, dog walkers and bicyclists share the multi-purpose pathway. Another Ritter Park favorite is the award winning Rose Garden and the accompanying Room With A View, a popular local event venue. With over 3300 roses, many of which are historic AAS winners, the Ritter Park Rose Garden is a top choice for June weddings and events. Ritter Park also features Huntington's PetSafe Dog Park a local favorite for dog-owners since its development in 2011. The PetSafe Dog Park was built as a result of Huntington becoming the first winner of $100,000 prize of the PetSafe "Bark for your Park" contest. If you're a tennis player, the Ritter Park Tennis Facility offers 11 newly refurbished courts. The park features two large picnic shelters, two playgrounds, two Little Free Library Boxes and seasonal restroom facilities at the shelter. Many of the area's walks and runs originate at Ritter Park with several of the park's amenities available for rent. A wedding at the "Stone Circle" or a family reunion by the fountain are also not uncommon sites during the season. Nestled in the pines near the top of the park is the Ritter Park Amphitheater, home of the Huntington Area Regional Theater (HART), and other events! Outdoor Community Theater is at its best in June and July each year and a number of seasonal shows and activities including the Ritter Live Free Concert Series and the Huntington Music & Art Festival. Plenty of green space, walking, hiking trails, and many historic points of interest make Ritter Park a favorite destination for both Huntingtonians and visitors to our area alike.


Park Features

  • Open play space

  • Walking/Running Path

  • Hiking Trails

  • Parking

  • Children's playground

  • Restrooms

  • Water Fountain


Ritter Park Shelter #1

  • Accommodates 64 people

  • Available from 8:00 a.m. until Dark

  • 8 Tables

  • Restrooms (open seasonally)

  • 3 Grills

  • 1 Electrical outlet

  • Shelter is  accessible


Ritter Park Shelter #1 Rental Fee

Monday - Thursday $75.00/Day

Friday - Sunday $125.00/Day 


Ritter Shelter #2

  • Accommodates 100+ people

  • Available from 8:00 a.m. until Dark

  • 14 Tables

  • Nearby Restrooms (open seasonally)

  • 2 Large Group Grills

  • 2 Hot Coal Receptacles

  • 8 Electrical Outlets 

  • Outside Seating Area

  • Trash Receptacles

  • Load and Unload Area

  • Shelter is  accessible


Shelter #2 Rental Fee

Monday - Sunday $175.00/Day


Ritter Park Pathway

  • Available from 8:00 a.m. until Dark

  • Open to public/or can be reserved

  • Great for Walk/Run Events 


Ritter Park Pathway Rental Fee



Ritter Park Fountain Area

10th Street and 13th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701

  • Available from 8:00 a.m. until Dark

  • Open to public/or can be reserved

  • Electrical Outlet

  • Picnic Tables 

  • Performance Pad 


Ritter Park Fountain Area Rental Fee



Ritter Park Stone Circle

  • Available from 8:00 a.m. until Dark

  • Open to public/or you can reserve 


Ritter Park Stone Circle Rental Fee


Ritter Park Field Area Rental Fee


Ritter Park Stone Circle Rental Fee


Ritter Park West (Old Olympic Pool Field) Rental Fee




Reservation Policy


Park patrons wishing to rent and reserve facilities must pay for the rental and receive confirmation that a permit of reservation has been issued. By clicking the link below a renter can reserve specific dates up to 364 days in advance by paying for the rental at the time of booking with a PayPal account or major credit card. If a facility is not booked and paid for it will continue to show as available on the facility calendar.


Reservation Information

Click the "RESERVE THIS FACILITY" Icon on this page to reserve and pay by credit card.

Contact a GHPRD Reservation Specialist by calling 304.696.5954

Visit the GHPRD office in historic Heritage Station at 210 11th St. Shop #1 - Huntington, WV  25701.


Cancellation Policy

Reservations made that are cancelled 30 days or more prior to the reservation date will receive a full refund.

Reservations made that are cancelled 15 – 29 days prior to the reservation date will receive a 50% (half) refund.

Reservations made that are cancelled less than 15 days prior to the reservation date will not receive any refund.


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