Permits During COVID-19All applicable federal, state, county and municipal laws, ordinances, regulations, codes and guidance regarding COVID-19 are observed. Permt Applicants will provide a health and safety plan that adheres to most current local health guidance being observed. In addition to the terms and conditions of issued permits, the Permittee wlll responsible for following local county and state health orders, as well as Washington State COVID-19 orders.
All permits are subject to local and state health orders and may be revoked based on those changes to those orders. This permit does not allow disregard of health and safety orders from other agencies with jurisdiction over the area permitted.
Cloth face coverings and physical distancing are strongly recommended for all activities. Even if you plan to stay more than six feet apart, other visitors to the park my pass by with in your social distancing are. We also recommend wearing gloves and/or having hand sanitizer available.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is observing County guidelines for Covid-19 safety. The permit holder is responsible for making sure the group adheres to Clark County’s safety guidelines, which are subject to change based on current conditions. These public health orders are located at the following link: https://clark.wa.gov/covid19
For State of Washington's Phased Approached Chart click here: Washington State Phased Approach Chart
For City of Vancouver COVID-19 Response Updates click here: City of Vancouve COVID-19 response updates
Special Park Use PermitsInformation on this page is for land administered by the National Park Service Fort Vancouver National Historic Site which includes, Pearson Air Museum, the Fort Site, East Barracks, and the McLaughlin House in Oregon City. Please review the Application Process page before submiting a permit request.
All units of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are home to nationally significant landscapes, historic structures, and settings that can be ideal venues for picnics, ceremonies, and family and group gatherings. As a unit of the National Parks, there must be a balance between preserving the resources while still allowing for a variety of visitor uses. While Activities like weddings, picnics, run, and filming are allowed in the park. However, many uses many not be appropriate in public spaces.
To start the permit process, please submit an Event Permit Application. Please note that 30 business days is the minimum amount of time required for processing most permit applications, and applications for large or complex activities may take longer.
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Special Event Requirements
Picnics with fewer than 25 people may not require a permit. But, organizer must check with the permitting office to ensure the area has not already been permitted.
Any picnic with catering, decorations, or significant equipment will require a permit, regardless of size.
Most all picnic tables in the park are first come, first served and cannot be reserved or moved.
When considering a location for your special event, park staff have identified venues where events have successfully taken place. Each has its own special qualities, so be sure to visit in person if possible. Other areas may also be available.
General Rules & Guidelines
Contact InformationEmail: The Office of Special Park Use
Phone: (360) 816-6241
Location: Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E 5th Street, Vancouver WA 98661
Last updated: September 15, 2020