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Family Reunion? Company Picnic? Outdoor Wedding? Clackamas County has a place for you! Each park offers something different, so there are plenty of options to choose from for your event.

Reservable picnic areas are available at the following parks:

Barton Park

Eagle Fern Park

Feyrer Park

Metzler Park

  • The picnic season runs from May 1st through September 30th at all parks. Parks have limited facilities available in the Off-Season (October-April).
  • There are 18 reservable picnic areas, some with shelters, at various rates.
  • Reservations must be made a minimum of 3 days and up to one year in advance, but should be made as early as possible to ensure availability.
  • Parks with reservable picnic areas have a variety of softball, volleyball and horseshoe facilities. Reservations can be made for the softball and volleyball areas at no extra charge.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited except by permit in reserved campsites and picnic areas.

Day Use Fees

  • A $5 per vehicle parking fee is charged 7 days/week year round.
  • A $2 per vehicle parking fee is charged 7 days/week, year round for vehicles transporting OR registered boats
  • Annual day use passes can be purchased for $25 for a 6-month annual pass; $40 for a 12-month pass and $60 for a 24-month pass. Valid at all Clackamas County owned parks.
  • Annual day passes available for boaters transporting OR registered boats: $20 for a 12-month boater pass; $35 for a 24-month boater pass
  • Commercial vehicles day use passes are $20 per day and Season Passes are available for $100 per year
  • Parking fees are NOT included with any picnic rental
  • Rental fees are due at the time of booking the reservation. There is an $8 non-refundable transaction fee per site. A $30 refundable security deposit is also required with each picnic area reserved, but is payable at the park on the day of the reservation. Failure to provide a clean-up deposit may result in forfeiture of the reservation.
  • Non-reserved areas will require a Drop-In rental fee at a 25% discount
  • Off-Season (October-April) rentals are available at a 25% discount.
  • A Special Activity Permit is required for each requested item (such as amplified sound or a bouncy house); the fee is $20 for each item requested. Proof of insurance meeting Clackamas County conditions is required for items brought in by a third party vendor. 
  • No refunds will be granted if reservations are canceled less than two weeks in advance.
  • Sports equipment is available for rent at each park. Rental fee is $10 with a $20 deposit.


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