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Reserve a picnic shelter, schedule a sports field or obtain a special use permit?

Clark County’s new online parks reservation system is up and ready for public use.

To use the system, go to the online reservations page and create an account. Frequently asked questions about online registration can be found at the bottom of the screen.

Once you are registered, click on the reservations button near the upper left corner of the screen to reserve picnic shelters, schedule sports fields and apply for special use permits for weddings and other large events.

Phone reservations also can be made by calling (360) 397-2285.

Report graffiti or other vandalism?

If you spot vandalism in progress, please report it to law enforcement immediately by calling 911.

If you see graffiti or other vandalism after the fact, you can report it by calling the Public Works customer service line at (360) 397-2446 or by submitting an online maintenance request.

Clark County also offers up to a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone vandalizing county parks. If you have information about vandalism at a county park, please complete a Citizen's Tip Report form (PDF).

Report a maintenance issue?

Call the Public Works customer service line at (360) 397-2446 or file an online maintenance request.

Purchase a bench in memory of a loved one?

Donations to county parks can be made through the Parks Foundation of Clark County. For more information, call the Parks Foundation at (360) 487-8370.

Get more information about an upcoming project?

Go to “Active Projects” and select a specific project.

Learn about volunteering in county parks?

Information can be found on the "Volunteer" webpage. Current volunteer opportunities can be found at parkhero.org. You also can contact Karen Llewellyn, Volunteer Program Coordinator, at (360) 397-6118 ext. 1627 or Karen.Llewellyn@clark.wa.gov.

Find out what facilities are provided in a particular park?

Each county park has its own webpage that lists facilities and amenities, plus other useful information. To see a list of all parks, go to “Find a park or trail.”

Find out when restrooms are open and when barbecue grills are available?

Restrooms are locked and barbecue grills are removed during winter months when parks receive fewer users. Generally speaking, barbecue grills are available from April 1 through Oct. 15 and restrooms are unlocked from April 15 through Oct. 15.

During winter months, a portable toilet is typically provided at larger parks that have restrooms. Keep in mind that smaller parks often do not have restrooms or barbecue grills.

Learn why there are not restrooms and parking lots at all county parks?

Neighborhood parks are smaller parks, usually no more than 6 acres, that are intended to serve residents in the immediate vicinity of the park and cater to those who can walk to the park. Larger community and regional parks are destinations for people who typically will drive to the parks.

Determine the length of a path or trail at a particular park?

Go to “Find a park or trail” and click on a specific park. Under "Facilities", there should be an indication of the length of asphalt or concrete paths and dirt or gravel trails.

Find out if hunting is allowed in county parks?

Clark County Code prohibits hunting in county parks.

Review general rules or specific county code for using county parks?

Go to “Park rules” or Chapter 9.05 (Park Rules) in the Clark County code.

Contact Clark County Parks?

You can contact Clark County Parks at (360) 397-2285 or email at parks@clark.wa.gov.

 

 
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