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Creekside picnic shelter at Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond
Creekside picnic shelter at Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond
Reserve a county park picnic shelter for your event, now through Oct. 31 (Photo) - 05/13/24

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. 

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. 

Reserving a shelter allows exclusive use on the day of the reservation. Shelters that are not reserved are available to use on a first come, first served basis. Reservations cost between $50 and $150 for a full day. Cost depends on the size and occupancy 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 parks@clark.wa.gov or call 564.397.2285 for information about park use permits. During peak-use season when our customer service staff experience high call volumes, customers should leave a voicemail and allow one to three business days to receive a response. Many shelters are fully booked weeks in advance, so customers should also be aware that availability is likely to be limited when requesting a weekend reservation within less than two weeks before their desired event date. Reservations must be made at least seven days prior to the event date. 

Information about parks, shelters and reservations can be found at clark.wa.gov/public-works/picnic-shelter-reservations-and-events. Reservations can be made online or by calling 564.397.2285 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). 

For information about road and park projects, closures, opportunities for community input, and more, residents can follow Public Works on X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook and Instagram and view information on Nextdoor. 

Go to clark.wa.gov/public-works/news to read this information in another language. Click the button in the top right of the page that says “Change language” next to a globe icon and choose your preferred language. 

Vaya a clark.wa.gov/public-works/news 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.

Чтобы прочитать эту информацию на русском языке, зайдите на сайт clark.wa.gov/public-works/news. Нажмите на кнопку Change language (“Изменить язык”) в правом верхнем углу страницы рядом с символом земного шара и выберите свой язык.

Перейдіть на сторінку clark.wa.gov/public-works/news, щоб прочитати цю інформацію українською. Натисніть кнопку Change language (Змінити мову) зі значком глобуса у верхньому правому куті сторінки та виберіть потрібну мову.

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