Washington State Parks is a great place to hold many activities including company picnics, community festivals or events, scouting events, and organized recreational events such as adventure races and fun runs. These activities are referred to as “Special Activities” and require a permit to guarantee staffing and safety of both your group and the park.
Special activities are:
To apply for a Special Activity Permit please complete the application and send it to the contact at the park where the activity will happen. See the park contact list for park address, emails, and phone numbers.
Applying for a Special Activity Permit:
Submit application at least sixty (60) days in advance to allow for review, consultation with local governments, public notice, SEPA review requirements, and required agency preparations.
Please prepare to communicate regularly with Washington State Parks staff to ensure successful completion of application.
If you intend to serve or sell alcohol refer to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) requirements at: http://lcb/licensing/licensing-services.
If your activity includes the selling of merchandise or items or includes third party concessionaires or vendors an additional permit and application fee will be will be required for each. See Commercial Use Permit / Temporary Vendor Permit.
If your activity includes professional filming or still photography the photographer is required to have a film permit. See Filming and Photography Permits.
If your Special Activity Permit covers multiple parks or will occur more than 3 times within a year please contact a Region office for more information, see Region Office contact information below.
Application fee includes the basic environmental review. Additional review fees may apply.