Reservation fees to increase in March 2017
Fees to reserve most picnic shelters will increase by $25 on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Reservation fees will increase by $50 for the biggest shelters seating more than 100 people at Frenchman's Bar, Lewisville and Vancouver Lake regional parks.
Picnic shelters can be reserved up to 365 days in advance for events taking place May 1 through September 30 in five regional parks.
The one exception is at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, where picnic shelters can be reserved from Memorial Day weekend through September 30. The ground at Vancouver Lake Regional Park tends to remain rather soggy until the end of May.
Picnic shelters must be reserved at least seven days before the event date.
You will need to create an account to use the system. Frequently asked questions about online registration can be found at the bottom of the online reservations page. Once you are registered, click on the reservations button near the upper left corner of the screen to reserve picnic shelters.
Phone reservations also can be made by calling (360) 397-2285.
Reservation fees for picnic shelters vary depending on the size of the shelter. The revenue helps pay for parks maintenance and operations.
Picnic shelters not reserved will remain available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. All shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge, Oct. 1 through April 30.
The following chart shows picnic shelters in five regional parks. The chart shows current reservation fees, not those that will take effect on March 1.
South Index Street at South 32nd Street, Washougal
9612 Northwest Lower River Road, Vancouver
|Riverview (1/2 only)||50||$50|
26411 Northeast Lewisville Highway, Battle Ground
1112 Northeast 117th Street, Vancouver
6801 Northwest Lower River Road, Vancouver
|Heron (1/2 only)||72||$50|
|Eagle (1/2 only)||108||$50|