Picnic Reservations

Picnic Site Reservations

We have 29 beautiful parks located in the Seattle area available for picnic reservation. Our sites are perfect for birthday parties and social gatherings of all types and sizes.  Maps of each reservable picnic park can be found below by clicking next to the park name.

In order to schedule successfully, please read the Picnic Brochure for instructions on scheduling, capacity and rules of the parks; then fill out and return the included Picnic Application. For additional information about making a picnic reservation, download our FAQ. 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

We begin accepting lottery applications on the first business day in January through the last day of February. We process these in a random order in early March.  Beginning March 1, applications are accepted via fax and email and processed in the order they are received after the lottery applications are processed.  Beginning April 1, we also take applications in person and over the phone. See our brochure for more information about this process.  

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. Please note that events with bounce houses, canopies and catering can only be scheduled at one of our listed picnic parks.

Picnic Time 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 options please refer the Picnic Brochure. All fees listed below are for an all day shelter rental and do not include the additional cost of tables($20 all day) that you may be required to rent depending on your parities size.