Special Events at
Schmeeckle Reserve is an increasingly popular place for runs, walks, biking events, Halloween events, kayak demos, memorial services, weddings, and other special events.
Friends Amphitheater is an ideal site for gatherings of 50 to 300 people. To learn more about reserving the amphitheater for your wedding, memorial service, performance, or other event, visit the
Friends Amphitheater rental page.
If your group or organization would like to hold an event elsewhere in the Reserve, please fill out the Special Event Application form below. We will respond to your request within 3-5 business days.
Because preservation and education are the main priorities of Schmeeckle Reserve, be aware that some recreational events may not be permitted if they conflict with these goals.
Individuals or groups wanting to use the Reserve for classes/teaching or research should submit an
Education and Research Application.
Special COVID-19 event guidelines
Based on campus COVID-19 restrictions, gatherings at Schmeeckle
may be allowed for groups of
50 people or less. All gatherings must be reviewed by university administration. No events with over 50 people are allowed. Social distancing of at least 6-feet between people must be maintained. Thank you for helping to keep all Schmeeckle users safe. If you have any questions, contact us at