Special Events & Reservations

New for 2020! Picnic Shelters can now be reserved online! Click here to reserve your shelter at Bear Lake (West), Holmberg, Linwood, Plante's Ferry, Prairie View or Sontag parks today!

To reserve Camp Caro Lodge, Liberty Lake Regional Park shelter or schedule your special event, you can check availability of your preferred date by calling 509-477-4730. Once you've checked your date's availability, please complete and submit a Reservation and Special Event Permit Request Form.

Alcohol and Minimum Insurance Requirements

1. Do I need insurance?
For special events such as runs, races, car shows or other elevated liability event, insurance is required. If alcohol is a planned part of your event (e.g. you are hosting a wedding reception and will be providing beer and wine to guests), insurance is required. If alcohol is not a planned part of your event (e.g. Uncle Joe might bring a six pack to the family reunion), insurance is not required.

Insurance is required for all Camp Caro Lodge rentals.

2. How do I satisfy the insurance requirement?
See Spokane County minimum insurance requirements below. Insurance can be obtained through purchasing a special event insurance policy (Tip: Google Search "Special Event Insurance Policy") or by utilizing your homeowner's insurance policy (approved on a case-by-case basis by Risk Management). Typical standalone insurance policies can cost on average $175-250. Once obtained, you will send insurance documents (e.g. Certificate of Insurance) to jteichmer@spokanecounty.org.

3. Questions? Contact Spokane County's Risk Management at 509-477-6104 or at the email address listed above.

Prices, Insurance, and Additional Information

Additional Permits / Event Info


Additional permits may be necessary when planning your event. If your event:
  • Includes alcohol, you may need a banquet permit from the WA Liquor and Cannabis Board.
  • Uses or impacts public streets or public right-of-ways, contact Spokane County Public Works: Angela Roth at 509-477-7151.
  • Includes serving food or beverage to the public, contact: Spokane Regional Health District
  • Will take place on the soccer field portion of Plante's Ferry Sports Stadium (aka "Sports Complex"), contact: Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association
  • Uses the Centennial Trail,  contact Lara Gricar, Special Events Coordinator with Washington State Parks at (509) 465-5066.
  • Needs solid waste disposal, free recycling and food waste disposal, contact Spokane County Solid Waste Event Services by clicking here.

Looking For Another Venue?

  • Washington State Parks - (509) 465-5066
  • City of Spokane Parks & Recreation - (509) 363-5455
  • City of Spokane Valley Parks & Recreation (509) 688-0300
  • City of Liberty Lake (509) 755-6700
  • City of Medical Lake (509) 565-5007
  • City of Cheney (509) 498-9250