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News Release
Public Works Parks and Lands now accepting 2023 picnic shelter reservations - 01/18/23

Vancouver, Wash. – Host a party, potluck or special event at a Clark County park. Picnic shelters at eleven county parks are available to reserve for dates between April 1 and Oct. 31. Many shelters have electricity and water. Some shelters have features like fireplaces and barbeques. Reserving a shelter ensures your exclusive use on the day of your reservation. Shelters that are not reserved are available to use on a first come, first served basis. 

Shelters are available to reserve at:

  • Captain William Clark Regional Park at Cottonwood Beach
  • Fairgrounds Community Park
  • Felida Community Park
  • Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park
  • Hazel Dell Community Park
  • Hockinson Meadows Community Park
  • Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park
  • Lewisville Regional Park
  • Orchards Community Park
  • Pacific Community Park
  • Vancouver Lake Regional Park

The shelters at Vancouver Lake Regional Park can be reserved for dates between Memorial Day weekend through Oct. 31. 

Reservations cost between $50 and $150 for a full day. Cost depends on the size and occupancy capacity of the shelter. Reservations must be made for shelters that can fully accommodate the size of the group. Revenue from reservations helps support parks maintenance and operations. 

Park use permits are required for use of amplified sound systems, inflatable bounce houses and for weddings and baptisms. Permits are also required for events such as athletic competitions and fairs/festivals. Email or call 564.397.2285 for information about park use permits.

Information about parks, shelters, reservations and cancelations can be found at Reservations can be made online or by calling 564.397.2285.

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Vaya a y haga clic en “Noticias” para leer esta información en español. Haga clic en el botón en la parte superior a la derecha de la página que dice "Change language " junto al icono de globo terráqueo y elija su idioma preferido.

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