Children running through sprinklers at playground
Picnic benches inside pavilion
Picnic benches inside pavilion

Walter H. Scholl Pavilion

This small picnic pavilion on the west side of Youngstown is available seasonally for groups of up to 48 people.

Alcoholic beverages prohibited.

Available for use May 1 through September 30.

Amenities: picnic tables and benches to accommodate 48 people, electricity, 2 large grills inside pavilion. Public vault-type restrooms with no running water are nearby.

Adjacent recreation area is open to the public and includes: playground, running water, lawn area, tennis & basketball courts.

Spray Basin

Memorial Day weekend – September 30

Open 7 days, 10 am – 7 pm

Cancellation Policy:

  • Receipt number must be provided in order to cancel or change a reservation.
  • Refunds will be processed within 5 working days after the cancellation is received, according to the cancellation schedule below.
    • Prior to 60 days before reserved date 85% refund
    • 30-60 days before reserved date 50% refund
    • Less than 30 days before reserved date no refund


Regular Rate

$130/day 10 a.m. – dark

Discounted Resident Rate

$100/day 10 a.m. – dark

In order to receive the discounted Resident Rate, the individual or business issuing payment for the facility rental must provide proof of Mahoning County residency as part of the reservation request.

Discount Policy

NEW Security Deposit Contract

Walter Scholl Recreation Area

near the intersection of Bears Den Rd. & Normandy Dr.
Youngstown, Ohio
GPS Coordinates: +41.072938, -80.691662
How to use GPS Coordinates

Ways to Reserve
Available to rent up to ten (10) days in advance, and no more than one-year-to-date.
• Online (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
• By Phone: 330.702.3000 (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
• In person at MetroParks Administrative Office (Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover)