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Seattle Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for the 2024 picnic season! 

Apply now to reserve a picnic shelter or table in 2024. 

Looking for the ideal spot to host your upcoming gathering? Look no further than our stunning parks. With over 350 picnic tables and dozens of shelters available for reservation, Seattle Parks and Recreation has got you covered.  

Plan ahead and secure your spot now for 2024 picnics—applications for our picnic lottery are open until February 29. Applications will be processed randomly as a lottery beginning the first business day in March. Applications received between March-December will be processed in the order received.  

Don’t miss out on your chance to make lasting memories in our beautiful parks. Apply today! Click here to fill out the picnic application online. Or you may choose to download, save, and email your application to instead. The picnic application is available in English, Español,Tiếng Việt, Soomaali,한국인,中国人, አማርኛ, and Pilipino 

Picnic shelters and tables can be reserved for half a day (8am-2pm or 3pm-10pm) or for a full day (8am-10pm). Some shelters include amenities like barbecues, sink, and fireplace/stove that are provided for convenience at no extra charge. See our Picnic Rentals website for information on how to apply, availability, pricing, rules, and a map of reservable picnic tables and shelters.  

In addition to our reservable facilities, most parks have non-reserved tables that are first come, first served.