Picnic Reservations

About Spanaway Park Shelters

Spanaway Park's five covered, open-sided picnic shelters. Each shelter has concrete floors, tables, a large grill, electricity, running water, and is close to many of the park amenities.

Picnic shelters can be reserved from May through September. Picnic shelters may be reserved up to six months in advance to the date desired.

Reservations are processed in the order received during regular business hours. When checking the availability of a date and/or site, that availability is subject to change without notice.

Picnic shelter reservations are confirmed when we receive a completed application along with payment and a permit is issued.

All picnic shelters are closed from October through March of each year. You are welcome to call the Parks Administration Office, at (253) 798-4177 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) to check on the availability of dates. 


View availability of picnic shelters for summer reservations.

2018 Spanaway Park Shelter Availability with Special Events:

  • September 8-9, 2018 Hydroplane Races will impact picnic shelter and parking availability. The park will remain open but shelters B, C, D, & E will not be available for reservations during the hydroplane races. .

Picnic Shelter Reservation 2017 Fees - All fees subject to change.

Reservation Time
A or C
Up to 100 people
10 a.m. - dusk
B or E
Up to 200 people
10 a.m. - dusk
Up to 300 people
10 a.m. - dusk
Ball Fields 
Now available to reserve
 10 a.m. - dusk
  • Capacity includes the shelter and surrounding area.
  • Valid Washington State Parks Disabled American Veterans Lifetime Pass holders receive a 25% discount.
  • Shelter reservation fee does not include the parking fee nor the boat launching fee. All fees must be paid in full in order to receive a permit.

Cancellations & Rescheduling

A non-refundable $25 cancellation fee will be charged to cancel a reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 14 days in advance of the reservation date to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the scheduled event date will result in the loss of the entire reservation fee.

There is a $25 processing fee for any event that is rescheduled more than once, regardless of the reason for reschedule. All rescheduling are subject to availability.

Picnic Shelter Reservation Forms

Map of Park Shelters


All trash receptacles have been removed from the park. Patrons are responsible to carry in and out trash. Please leave the area clean and remove any decorations.


You are welcome to bring self-contained barbecues. Your barbecue must be a minimum of six inches off the ground. Please remember that you are responsible for safe removal and disposal of the coals and/or grease outside of the park.