Park Reservations

Park Reservations

Facility Use Fees

Facility Use Payment Information

Outdoor Facility Use Procedures

Park Rules & Regulations



Tam O'Shanter and Rotary Park both have covered areas available for reservations.  Please first view the:

Park Reservation Calendar

to determine if the date that you are interested in is available.  If it is, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 360-577-7119 to make your reservation.  Please note that we only accept reservations from February 1 - September 30.


Facility Use Fees


Prices are for four (4) hours of use, or part there of.  Schedule of Fees adopted by Resolution No. 11-1037


Rotary Park

Tam O’Shanter







Community/Special Events

To be determined based on use, facility impact, and liability.
May be subject to a deposit.

Non-Resident Fee



Facility Use Payment Information


  • All facility rental fees are to be paid, and other requirements must be met, 30 days prior to the event by the person signing the application or the rental is canceled.  Use is not approved until a Facility Use Rental Permit is issued.
  • Canceled facility or park rental prior to 30 days before the event will be refunded the rental fee only.  Cancellations within 30 days of the use will not receive the rental fee back.
  • Intended for single facility use with ongoing/regular use arranged through an agreement.
  • The fee charged/requirements set to the user is based on the following categories:

Nonprofit– Those groups, organizations or agencies with 501(c)(3) or schools which sponsor activities for the good of the community, which do not generate a profit.  Intended for organization member use.  Excludes fundraising events and events open to general public (activities, events, programs, services, ceremonies, or other gatherings – see events below).

Private– Individual or family weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, parties, gatherings and other use not open to the public.

Business– Those individuals, groups, organizations, agencies and businesses that sponsor activity for the purpose of conducting business.  Intended for members and not events open to the general public.  No profit generating, marketing or promotion, sales products or merchandise is permitted.

Special or Community Event– Activities, events, programs, ceremonies, meetings, services, or other gatherings conducted by qualifying nonprofit organizations or government agencies that are described above and open to the general public.  Submit for considerations.  Additional requirements may be required (trash service, restroom service, security, insurance and other items).

Residents- are people residing or owning property within Kelso city limits. 

  • A refundable cleanup/damage deposit may be required.  If facility or park area is left clean and undamaged and user does not exceed approved time or conduct activities that have not been approved, the deposit will be refunded.  Deposits are not refunded for canceled rental.  If policies, procedures or rules are not followed, or if security or maintenance is required, the refund may not be returned.  Refunds may take up to 30 days to receive.
  • Checks may be made out to City of Kelso by the person signing the application.  Payments can also be made, in person at our Finance Department, with a Debit card.


Outdoor Facility Use Procedures


  1. Complete Outdoor Facility Request Application and return with the payment of total rental fee (including deposit as required) to hold the facility date, if available.  Use is not approved until an approved Facility Use Permit is issued.
  2. Reservations for facilities may not be made prior to the 1st of the year in which the event will be held.
  3. Facility use agreements may not be entered into by minors (17 years & under).
  4. No announcements, publicity or advertising is to be done on events at park facilities until you have received a Facility Use Permit.
  5. The person signing the application is responsible for any loss or damage during the use of the facility.
  6. Groups must do their own set up and clean up.  Set up and clean up is to be included in your park use time.
  7. Facility user shall only use the designated area rented.  Exclusive use of public park areas is not allowed (playgrounds, restrooms, sports fields).
  8. Items brought into the facility are to be taken out at the end of the facility use.  Structures must have prior approval.  All structures must comply with fire, planning, and building codes.
  9. People are to stay out of planting beds and areas where plants can be damaged by foot traffic.  Climbing trees is not allowed.
  10. Overnight camping is not allowed.
  11. Do not subcontract facility use or rental without prior Kelso Parks and Recreation Department approval.
  12. By dusk or no later than 9:00pm park rentals are to end, and cleanup is to be completed by 10:00pm.
  13. Report facility safety concerns immediately to the Kelso Parks and Recreation Department.  In an emergency call the Police Department by dialing 911.
  14. You must follow all other policies, procedures, and rules for park use and conform to all applicable State, County and Local codes and laws.