A Gathering Place for All Reasons and All Seasons

The Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building is the latest and largest building project undertaken by The Broughton Foundation which has been associated with other projects that contribute to economic development and to the quality of life in the community. Located near the main entrance to the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area on State Route 821 in the activity center of The Park. It has a kitchen for food brought in by users and caterers, a presentation system, patio and many other features. All entrances are ADA-compliant.

Available year-round to local governments, schools, nonprofit organizations, community groups and organizations, businesses, professionals, families and others can reserve the building for private or public events. It is perfect for:

Corporate Retreats and Conferences: Our state of the art field research center has meeting and classroom spaces for your conference.

Class & Family Reunions: Reunions are a wonderful time for family and friends to reconnect and reminisce. Take advantage of our indoor and outdoor facilities to make your next get together an even more enjoyable occasion.

Weddings & Anniversaries: Getting married, renewing vows, or just getting together, we can help you make this a special and romantic day that your family and friends will talk about for a long time.

Our Community Building can accommodate up to 289 guests and has 130 parking spaces. Ask about use of tables, chairs, presentation equipment, cold/prep kitchen, catering/beverage closet and outside keg holder.

The adjacent Buckeye Room can be used for registration or a staging area for up to 40 guests. It has no facilities, but portable toilets are nearby if the Community Building is not available.

Also close by is the Pavilion, a covered, 3-sided shelter with picnic-style seating and tables for about 20 guests plus a very large grassy area. The Pavilion, Buckeye Room and Community Building are shown below.

Use our online Request to Reserve Facilities form or call Property Manager Debbie Davis at 740-374-9396 M-F between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to reserve the Community Building, Buckeye Room and/or the Pavilion/Picnic shelter. Submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation.

A plan to build a community building has been years in the making. In most communities, suitable facilities are not always available when needed. Public meetings are often held in spaces that were not designed and equipped for large gatherings, thus the need for a multi-purpose facility that can be used for public and private events year-round. The Foundation also believes that the development of such a facility would be the type of project that Carl and Elizabeth Broughton would endorse. The Foundation was the principal contributor to the Carl L. Broughton Boathouse on Gilman Avenue in Marietta.

Several suppliers, contractors, affiliates, friends, user groups and individuals have been generous supporters of the Foundation, the Community Building and the Park. Most gifts have been financial, although many gifts of materials and in-kind services also help the Foundation do more for less. Gifts to the Foundation may be sent to the Marietta Community Foundation.

Gifts to the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building should be marked “ESB Building.” Gifts in support of Park trails, ponds, picnic areas and grounds should be marked “Park Maintenance.” Financial gifts to the Foundation will be used entirely for maintenance and further development. Contributions in kind are also appreciated.

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Community Building, Buckeye Room and/or Pavilion.

View from SE corner shows main entrance, East end exit and parking area. Drop-off entrance is at West end.

View from SW corner shows drop-off entrance, main entrance and parking area.

A covered patio area at rear has convenient access to prep kitchen and rest rooms.