Picnic Shelter and Table Reservations

Please read these five things first:

  1. Phone calls will have a delayed response. Please submit your application online for faster response 

  2. Submit applications as far in advance as possible

  3. Processing your application takes at least 8-10 business days

  4. When applying, use all 5 space options on the application. This creates the best chance of securing a picnic site

  5. We have applications in two new languages: Vietnamese and Spanish

To reserve successfully, first check availability here:

Check availability

Next: carefully read this entire page.

Then: read the full application for instructions on scheduling, capacity and rules of the parks. Fill out and return the application, but check it for completeness and accuracy before submitting.

Fill out online Picnic Application (English)

(Do not forward the automatically generated email.)

You may choose to print and email your application to sprevents@seattle.gov instead: English, Español or Tiếng Việt


If you hire a caterer or bring special equipment, please complete this online form and download the Insurance Requirements:

 Complete the online Catering/Special Equipment Form (rental number required)

Click on the park name below to see photos and a map of each picnic site. See more pictures of our reservable picnic sites on our Flickr page.

Quick Facts

  • Alcohol is prohibited in City parks, including all picnic areas.
  • We are unable to offer you a refund for any reason once payment is made.  
  • Electricity and Water are NOT provided for picnic reservations. 
  • Amplified sound is NOT permitted in City of Seattle Parks.
  • Parks that are not listed are first-come, first-served. You are welcome to enjoy picnics at any Seattle park.
  • Important note: events with bounce houses, canopies and/or catering can only be scheduled at one of our listed picnic parks and must obtain a permit. 

Half Day or Full Day Options

  • AM Half Day 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *
  • PM Half Day 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. *
  • Whole Day 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

* For half day pricing please refer the Picnic Brochure. All fees listed in the table below are for an all day shelter rental and do not include the additional cost of tables ($25 all day) that you may be required to rent, depending on your party size. 

Picnic Map

Note: most parks have non-reserved tables that are first come, first serve, in addition to reservable tables.

The following link shows the city-wide locations for picnic sites. Click on a star for details about that site. Or explore the map in a new tab here.

Picnic Shelters & Tables: Reservation Options
Shelter NameShelter Fee (full day)CapacitySheltered TablesUnsheltered TablesADA

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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