Washoe Picnic Pavilion

Located in the Bowers Mansion Regional Park
Facility Type:
Large Picnic Pavilion

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Description: On top of a large grassy hill near the north entrance to the park, this large covered picnic pavilion is right next to a children's playground, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. It also boasts a spectacular view of Washoe Valley!

Capacity: 500

* 35 picnic tables
* 2 charcoal grills (a propane grill can be brought in – no additional charcoal grills permitted.  Grill must remain on the concrete)
* 2 prep tables
* Volleyball net (bring your own ball)
* Horseshoe pit (bring your own horseshoes)
* Electricity available (Note: No music or amplified sound permitted in the park)
* Pool
* Playground
* Restrooms
* Water (no water based activities such as water balloons, dunk tanks, water balloon fights etc. are permitted in the park)

Additional Information:
* The Cancellation Policy is in effect when the reservation is made.  Please read the Terms and Conditions before making a reservation
* Reservations can be made one year in advance from the current date
* Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance
* Music or any amplified sound is not permitted in the Pavilion
* 1 portable amusement (bounce house) structure permitted
* Alcohol is not permitted at any reservable facility unless permitted through a Facility Use Permit
* Animals are not permitted in the pavilion
* Balloons permitted but must be anchored down and not popped, or released in the park
* No tape, tacks, or nails can be used for decorations
* No piñatas, glitter, or confetti permitted
* No water games, dunk tanks or other water based activities allowed
* Vendor trucks are not permitted in the park without prior authorization.  If you would like your event catered by a vendor truck please contact Park Reservations for rules and regulations
* Pavilions are reserved to one party per day
* Reserving party is responsible for bringing their own trash bags.  Trash is to be taken to the dumpster
* Your group is responsible for knowing and adhering to all Washoe County Park rules

Reservable Hours:
From 10am to 7pm (Spring & Fall) and 10am to 9pm (Summer)
*Reservations are only available from May - October* 

Facility Use Fee Information:
**Effective February 1, 2023**
$180.00/day for groups up to 100 PLUS $1.50/person over 100
$200.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
To make a reservation, contact Park Reservations at reserveparks@washoecounty.gov (please be specific about which facility you are inquiring about) or (775) 823-6501. 
Ranger Office: (775) 849-1825