Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building

Your year-round venue for weddings, receptions, memorials, reunions, classes, business events, trade shows, parties, music, dance, fitness and more! Contact our Rental Manager today!



740-374-9693 (office) or 740-516-6959 (mobile).

Good spot to sit 'n ponder.

Situated on the ridge along the Red Trail just west of the Blue Trail.

Update: Power Line Upgrade

Power line upgrades that have made it necessary to close a portion of our Red Trail are still in progress.

AEP is widening the 60’ wide right-of-way to a 100′ strip to help reduce the chance of fire from overhead electric wires. The strip will be reseeded with a mix of native plants that includes natural grass from edge to edge with a 10’ all-weather stone access road in the center. Plantings support our goal of maintaining a mix of native plants and appropriate habitat for wildlife while allowing other mixes more suitable for recreation areas, ponds, around parking areas, walkways, etc. See more about the seed mix here.

If all goes well, the Foundation hopes to re-open the powerline portion of the Red Trail in Spring of 2021.

This project is part of a $250 million investment in local infrastructure by AEP. More information here.




Weeknight Dinner

A local service club held a catered dinner meeting in the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building last evening. Our large open area, state-of-the-art audio/visual system and convenient parking make it the perfect venue for celebrations, meetings, reunions, memorials and many other types of events. It is spacious enough to accommodate groups of various sizes and lends itself to creative setups, decor and staging. Contact our rental manager to book your event today!


Abundant Wildlife

Wildlife of all types, shapes and sizes native to southeastern Ohio can sometimes be seen in our Park, including the River Otter. Please do not disturb them. It is best to enjoy them from a safe distance. Please be advised that we do not allow trapping of any kind in the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area.

For hunting and fishing information, please visit our Hunting & Fishing page.


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The staff of the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building are taking all precautions to ensure your safety and the enjoyment of your event. We follow all state guidelines and do extensive cleaning before and after every event. In the interest of the health and well-being of our customers, clients and associates, we request that anyone interested in renting the Community Building or other facilities refrain from stopping by. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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