Picnic Site Reservations

For picnic shelter and table rentals:

  1. Please do not call. We are unable to respond to availability inquiries.

  2. Submit applications as far in advance as possible.

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

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

Questions NOT related to availability? Email sprevents@seattle.gov.

We are not accepting applications for shelters or tables at Gas Works Park for the 2023 season. 

Maps of each reservable picnic park can be found below by clicking next to the park name.

In order to reserve successfully, please carefully read the picnic brochure and application for instructions on scheduling, capacity and rules of the parks; then fill out and return the included Picnic Application to the contacts specificed on the application. 

Complete an online application for a Picnic (Do not forward the automatically generated email.)

Make sure to double check before submitting. YOu can also download an application:

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

 Complete an 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.

Popular Picnic Sites

When to Reserve

NOW. Please note. less than 10 days may not be able to be processed in time. 

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 in this link: explore the map in a new tab here.

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

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Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
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