Enjoy your next company picnic or family gathering in a reservable picnic area at Blue Lake Regional Park.
Want to know where a picnic area is in relation to the lake or the nearest playground? View a map of Blue Lake Regional Park.
Thinking of having a gathering at Metro's Blue Lake Regional Park? To find the perfect spot for your group, consider the following questions:
Take a look at the following information to see which areas or shelters fit your needs. Then choose some possible dates for your event and call Sue Lowe at 503-665-4995 option 0 or email email@example.com to check availability.
Reservations for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are priced according to the "weekend fees" in the table below; reservations for non-holiday Mondays through Fridays are charged the "weekday fee."
|picnic areas||capacity||weekend fee||weekday fee||cover||alcohol w/ permit|
|Celilo Shelter A||60||$135||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Celilo Shelter B||60||$135||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Chinook Shelter A||125||$215||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Chinook Shelter B||125||$215||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Clatsop Shelter A||125||$215||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Clatsop Shelter B||125||$215||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Multnomah Shelter A||60||$135||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Multnomah Shelter B||60||$135||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Multnomah Shelter C||60||$135||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Multnomah Shelter D||60||$135||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Shahala Shelter A||125||$215||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Shahala Shelter B||125||$215||$50||wooden shelter||yes|
|Area A||capacity||weekend fee||weekday fee||cover||alcohol w/ permit|
|Area B||capacity||weekend fee||weekday fee||cover||alcohol w/ permit|
|Area C||capacity||weekend fee||weekday fee||cover||alcohol w/ permit|
|Area D||capacity||weekend fee||weekday fee||cover||alcohol w/ permit|
|Area E||capacity||weekend fee||weekday fee||cover||alcohol w/ permit|
There are clusters of picnic tables in 10 areas along the shore of the lake that are free to use on a first-come, first-served basis. They are ideal for small, impromptu gatherings. If you have 25 people or more, you must reserve a picnic area.
Alcohol is allowed with a $255 permit fee and a reservation fee for a designated area. For more information, call Sue Lowe at 503-665-4995 option 0 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each reservation includes two hours on a softball field, which will be scheduled when you make your reservation. Additional hours determined on a first come, first served basis during unscheduled hours on day of picnic.
You also must obtain a special-use permit (no charge) from the reservation office to use amplified sound. Amplified sound can be used only in the following areas:
Have your picnic or event Blue Lake Regional Park catered by an approved caterer or entertainment by an amusement provider (no personal inflatable equipment, dunk tanks, rock walls etc., allowed).
Metro regional parks have a new policy for approved caterers and entertainment providers. Any caterer/amusement provider is welcome at Blue Lake or Oxbow with the required permit. The customer is responsible for ensuring payment and insurance requirements are submitted to Metro within the required timelines.
To obtain a permit, you are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance to Metro. This certificate must cover the following:
Fees are due when filing for this permit and will be paid on a flat rate basis depending on the amount of guests in your request. The fee schedule:
The caterer/amusement provider holding the permit is responsible for setup, cleanup and takedown of equipment. Garbage receptacles are provided in the park.
Permit and Certificate of Insurance must be received no less than seven days in advance of your event or the caterer/amusement provider will not be allowed to set up.
Your reservation will not be confirmed until Metro receives your signed permit, Certificate of Insurance and payment.
Customer is responsible for ensuring flat rate payment and insurance requirements are submitted in accordance with the timelines identified.
For more information or to obtain a permit, call Sue Lowe at 503-665-4995 option 0 or email email@example.com.
There is a vehicle fee of $5 per motorized vehicle and $7 per bus on all days. This fee is in addition to the reservation fees.
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