City park areas are open from 6:00am to 10:00pm with the exception of City owned properties located in the Wenatchee Foothills . Foothills areas (Sage Hills, Saddle Rock, Castle Rock and Foothills North) are open during daylight hours only.
Picnic Shelter Reservations To reserve a picnic shelter in Rotary, Washington, and Kiwanis-Methow Park or at the Saddle Rock Gateway for a private function, please click here and you will be directed to our online reservation system. Please make sure to check your calendar prior to reserving as transfer and cancellation fees apply. If you haven't used the online system before, you will need to set up an account the first time you log on. Account set up help may be found directly on the reservation page or instructions may also be downloaded by clicking here. Instructions in Spanish may be downloaded by clicking here.
To reserve picnic shelters at Walla Walla Point Park or Hydro Park click here and you will be directed to the Chelan County PUD website. You can also call them at: (509) 661-4551.
Park Wading Pools The Pennsylvania Park, Kiwanis - Methow Park and Washington Park wading pools are open Monday through Friday from 1:00-5:00pm during the Summer months. Check the Summer Recreation Activity Guide for specific dates. The wading pools are also available for rent for your special function during the summer season. Reservations are accepted for times outside of normal wading pool operations. Click here for more information and to download a reservation form. The cost to reserve is $160/$176 (resident/non-resident) for a four hour time block.
To request a refund, please click here to download, complete and return a Refund Request form. More information about specific refund policies may be found on the form. Click here to download a Spanish version of the Refund Request form.
Park Special Events
To reserve a park for a special event, performance or large group of over 200 people, please complete the Special Event Packet and return it to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department office. Department staff will work with you to satisfy the permit requirements. Click here to download a Special Event permit packet. Click here to download a Special Event Packet in Spanish.
Rotary Park Splash Pad
The Rotary Park Splash Pad is open seven days a week from 11:00am to 8:00pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Splash Pad is not available for rental. It is open to the public even if the picnic shelter is reserved.
Alcoholic Beverage Area Permit Regulations
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in City park areas with the exception of during certain Special Events. Events proposing to have a beer garden, wine tasting or other activity involving alcoholic beverages in a City park area must complete an Alcoholic Beverage Area Permit application along with Special Event Permit application. Click here to download an alcoholic beverage area permit application packet. Click here to download a permit packet in Spanish.
Inflatable Play Equipment Regulations
Events proposing to utilize inflatable play structures such as: bounce houses, slides etc. must first complete a permit application and adhere to the use regulations. Click here to download the inflatable play equipment regulations. Click here to download a permit packet in Spanish.
Park Concession Permit
Vendors wishing to use a City park area to sell food or merchandise or provide another service for park guests must first complete a Park Concession Permit Application. Click here to download a copy of the application and related policies and procedures. Click here to download an application packet in Spanish.
Memorial Bench Program A great way to remember a loved one, event or special occasion while adding an amenity to a city park is through the purchase of a memorial bench. Click here to download program information and application.
Living Tree Memorial Program Remember a loved one by planting a tree in a city park. The tree will become part of a city arboretum and along with serving as a lasting remembrance, will help to create shade, habitat and enjoyment for future generations. Click here to download more information about the program and application.
Gender Equity Policy
The City of Wenatchee complies with the State of Washington’s “Fair Play in Community Sports Act” (Chapter 467, 2009 Laws, effective date July 26, 2009) that prohibits discrimination against any person in a community athletics program on the basis of gender. Any questions or comments please contact the Wenatchee Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.