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Picnic and Kite Shelters at Willis Tucker Park

Subfacility of Willis D. Tucker Community Park

Willis Tucker Park offers two types of reservable shelters: the traditional fixed-roof picnic shelters and the canvas-covered Kite Shelters. Reservations must be made at least three days in advance (no more than nine months in advance).

Picnic Shelters

The Playground Shelter is located next to the children's play area, spray pad, and restrooms.  It measure 24 feet by 36 feet and include water, power, BBQ grill, and seating for approximately 32 (max capacity is 50).  It can be reserved online.

The Field Shelter is located across the field from the amphitheater. It measures 24 feet by 36 feet and include water, BBQ grill, and seating for approximately 32 (max capacity is 50).  For larger parties, the open space adjacent to this shelter can be rented (for an additional fee). The field shelter is reserved by calling 425-388-6600. 

Both of these shelters are available year-round.  Peak Season (Apr 1 - Sep 30), Shelters 1 & 2 offer 1/2 day rentals (7:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM - Dusk).  During the Off-Peak Season these shelters can be reserved once a day (7 a.m.- dusk).   See Fees & Prices page for rates.  

Volleyball Court Shelters (new for 2016)

Similar to Shelters 1 & 2, Shelters 3 &4 are located on the east side of the park near the off-leash area, and adjacent to Volleyball Courts 1-4.  Initial use of these facilities has been dedicated to league play.  

360 degree (interactive) view from Shelter 4

Kite Shelters (AKA Sunshades)

Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closes for maintenance from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

All three Kite Shelters are located next to the children's play area, spray pad, and restrooms. Each has three picnic tables (seating for 24) with a max capacity of 25. Water, power, and grills are not available at these facilities.  

All Kite shelters at Willis Tucker Park are reserved in  four hour blocks.  AM Kite Shelters 1, 2, and 3 can be reserved from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. These same structures (designated "PM Kite Shelters") can be reserved from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations are made online or by calling 425-388-6600. Kite Shelter order has changed. Please see map for arrangement.  

IMPORTANT: Shelter rentals are independent of the Spray Pad.  While we make great effort to ensure the Spray Pad remains operational, we cannot guarantee against unscheduled interruptions in service.  


The Willis Tucker amphitheater can be reserved as a picnic shelter for private (non-public) events.  Hours are 7AM-dusk.  Four picnic tables and 110V power located backstage and plenty of open space front stage make this an ideal location when the weather is in question.   The open space (bowl) can also be reserved if additional space is desired.  Contact 425-388-6600 for reservations and additional information.

For larger parties, shelters may be reserved in conjunction with the Activity Center. Shelter rental does not guarantee the splash pad feature will be operating. Snohomish County Parks reserves the right to close or shut down operation of the spray feature at anytime due to chemical imbalance , equipment malfunction, inclement weather, or any other safety reason that may occur. No electricity or BBQ grills available at the kite shades. All reservations are subject to the transaction fee.  Playground Shelter 1 and Kite Shelter reservations, made through our Call Center at 425-388-6600, will incur an additional service fee.

Cancellations & Changes

Pack it in - Pack it out!

Trash cans have  been removed or significantly reduced at this park.  Please plan accordingly.  To learn more about this program, please visit our Pack it in - Pack it out page.