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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Many of Portland's parks have picnic tables available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you wish to guarantee a picnic site, you will need to make a reservation in advance - use our online permit requests system. All reserved picnic areas are for a full day. Parks not included on the picnic brochure may be reserved for picnics under a Special Use Permit. Check the picnic brochure for fees, policies, insurance, and complete reservation information.

Notice for picnics in Washington Park
The Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project by the Portland Water Bureau may impact your visit to the park. Please take a look at the Water Bureau website for the most up to date information.

(The photo above is of McCoy Park, Site A)

Picnic Worksheet and Application

Print this form to apply for a picnic permit in Portland's parks

Reserve un Sitio para Picnic - en español (PDF)

Las tarifas tienen vigencia a partir del 1 de enero de 2019