Renting the Dumke Picnic Grove

The Dumke Picnic Grove is located in the Northwest corner ofthe nature preserve.  This quiet area is covered by large Box Elder and Cottonwood trees with additional shade offered by a covered, picnic pavilion which seats 75 people.  The Grove features restroom facilities, a sink and two tree houses.  A near-by parking lot is accessed via Business Depot Ogden. Limited availability - Nature Center summer camps take precedence.

Dumke Picnic Grove is available for rent May through October (contingent upon weather) and during regular business hours, Monday- Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Saturday, 9 am- 3 pm. 


  • $25 per hour / up to 50 people
  • $50 per hour /  51-150 people
  • $100 extra for rentals after regular business hours
  • $25 non-refundable reservation fee (to be applied to the rental fee)
  • $50 refundable damage deposit 

Other Fees:

  • $250 fee for alcohol

pdf Download the Driving Directions to Dumke Picnic Grove.