Enjoy your next company picnic or family gathering in a reservable picnic area at Oxbow Regional Park.
Thinking of having a gathering at Metro's Oxbow Regional Park? To find the perfect spot for your group, consider the following questions:
Take a look at the information below to see which areas fit your needs. Then choose some possible dates for your event and call Sue Lowe at 503-665-4995 option 0 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
Each reservable area includes shelter, tables, large barbecue, horseshoe pit, potable water, pit or flush toilets, parking area and turfed play area. Electricity is not available.
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.
The prices listed above are for weekends between May 15 and Oct. 30. Non-holiday weekdays between May 15 and Oct. 30 are available at a 20 percent discount. All days from Nov. 1 through May 14 are available at 50 percent of full price.
Alcohol is allowed by permit only. For more information, call Sue Lowe at 503-665-4995 option 0 or email email@example.com.
Have your picnic or event Oxbow Regional Park catered by an approved caterer or entertainment by an amusement provider (no personal inflatable equipment, dunk tanks, rock walls etc., allowed).
The reservation office has information available regarding special use permits, which may be required for dunk tanks, caterers, clowns or other special attractions. Other special arrangements must be approved by the Oxbow Park supervisor prior to the event date. In most cases, fees are not required for special use permits. However, a security deposit may apply depending on the type of event. Charcoal briquettes used in permanent park barbecue or wood ashes in fire pits should be left for disposal by park attendant.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Litter and garbage (including candy wrappers, cigarette butts, bottle caps, etc.) should be picked up and bagged or put into garbage cans at the end of the day. Sweeping or hosing of the shelter will not be required unless there are major accumulations of dirt or spilled liquids/foods. The permit holder will be charged for any damage to park facility rented or for any cleaning of litter, garbage or major accumulation of dirt or spilled liquids or foods.