1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV
1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV
1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV
1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV
1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV
1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV

For many years Ritter Park has been considered the Crown Jewel of the Park District. The Park's 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 with crushed limestone loop that encourages health as many walkers, joggers, dog walkers and bicyclists share the multi-purpose pathway.  Another favorite at Ritter Park is the award winning Rose Garden and the Room With A View.  With over 3000 roses, many of which are historic AARS winners, the Ritter Park Rose Garden is a top choice for June weddings and events throughout the season.  Huntington's PetSafe Dog Park has become a favorite for dog-owners since its development in 2011 as a result of Huntington being the first winner of $100,000 in the PetSafe "Bark For Your Park" contest.  If you're a tennis player, The Ritter Park Tennis Center offers 11 courts with attendants on staff.  The park features a large picnic shelter, two playgrounds, and seasonal restroom facilities at the shelter.  Many of the area's walks and runs originate at Ritter Park with several of the parks amenities available to rent.  A wedding at the Stone Circle or a family reunion by the 10th Street Fountain are 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 (H.A.R.T.) and other events!  Outdoor community theater at its best in June & July each year and a number of seasonal shows and activities including 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 Huntingtonians and visitors to our area.


1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 25701  


  • Open play space
  • Walking/Running Path
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Children's playground
  • Restrooms
  • Water Fountain

Ritter Shelter #1

Accommodates 64 people

  • Available from 8am until Dark
  • 8 Tables
  • Restrooms (open seasonally)
  • 3 Grills
  • 1 Electrical outlet

Shelter is  accessible

Rental Fee

Monday- Thursday $75.00/Day

Friday- Sunday $100.00/Day 

Ritter Shelter #2

Accommodates 100+ people

  • Available from 8am 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

Rental Fee

Monday- Sunday $150.00/Day


Ritter Park Pathway

  • Available from 8am until Dark
  • Open to public/or can be reserved
  • Great for Walk/Run Events 

Rental Fee



Ritter Park Fountain Area

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

  • Available from 8am until Dark
  • Open to public/or can be reserved
  • Electrical Outlet
  • Picnic Tables 
  • Performance Pad 

Rental Fee



Ritter Park Stone Circle

  • Available from 8am until Dark
  • Open to public/or you can reserve 

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 major credit card. If a facility is not booked and paid for it will continue to show as available on the facility calendar.


After you have paid for the rental of a GHPRD facility, if you must cancel that reservation, please contact our reservation specialist to change the reservation to another date within that calendar year. 

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.


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