What are the hours that Look Park is open?
During the winter the Park gates are open from 7am-3:00pm. Beginning in April the Park gates are open from 7am until dusk.
The Park is open 365 Days a year for all to enjoy. The general hours for the park are 7 am until dusk during the summer season (April-October). During the off seaon (January - March), the Park gates are open from 7am until 3:00pm Monday through Friday and 8:30am until 5pm, Saturday and Sunday.
For event times and information please visit the special events section of the website.
Vehicle Entry: Winter Hours
*Free vehicle entry into park with any Military ID shown at the booth*
Monday - Friday $3
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays $4
Contact the main office to get more information.
Season Pass information click here
What are the Administration office hours?
January and February the office is open from 10am-3pm Monday-Friday.
March - December the office is open from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Are dogs allowed in the Park?
Yes, as long as they are on a leash. We do provide mutt mitts around the park to clean up after your dog.
How big is the Park?
The Park is 157 acres and the walking loop is 1.2 miles.
Can I have a photographer take pictures in the Park?
Yes, we do allow professional pictures to be taken at the Park with a $50 picture permit that can be purchased at the Visitor Center or the Administration Office.
What does Look Park have to offer?
Look Park has many different attractions and facilities for public use. We have different playground structures around the Park, baseball diamonds, basketball and volleyball courts, a small zoo and a water spray park that is all FREE to the public. We also do have pay-as -you-go attractions such as a steamer train, bumper and pedal boats, mini golf, Look Park food stand, and an ice cream shack. If you are looking to have a cookout we do rent picnic tables for the day and for larger events we have pavilions for rent. Click on the links below for prices.
Attractions hours and rates
Picnic table rates
Picnic Sites Rentals: *Full payment is required to secure your reservation*
A picnic permit is required to picnic in Look Park. Permits can be obtained from the Park Office throughout the year and the Visitors Center from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The rental is for the full day. Each picnic table holds 10 adults comfortably. Double tables are available upon request. Each set of tables comes with a charcoal grill, where customers bring their own charcoal. We do allow gas grills in the Park if you decide to bring your own.
Picnic Table Fees:
Monday - Friday - $15
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays - $20
Military Discount: Mon - Friday - $7.50
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays $10.00
Alcohol Picnic Permit - $20
If alcohol is present at the site an Alcohol Permit is required per reservation, not per table. No kegs or glass bottle allowed.
What if it rains the day of our picnic?
Please click the link below for our cancellation policy. If you rented picnic tables only and the weather doesn’t look great you can reschedule no charge as long as we receive a call 24 hours before your reservation. This does not apply to Pavilions.
What are the sizes of the pavilions and how much do they cost?
The Look Park Pavilions vary in size and price. Our pavilions hold anywhere from 50 people up to 200 people. The pavilions are priced differently according to size and location. Weekday and weekend prices differ also. For a complete listing of sizes and prices, visit the fees and charges section of the website. Be sure to look into our Birthday Party Tent for all of your children's birthday parties.
Pavilions: Can ONLY be reserved through main administration office
**Full payment is required to secure your reservation**
Weekday - $249 Weekend - $449
West Woods Shelter
Weekday - $195 Weekend - $375
Duck Brook Shelter
Weekday - $175 Weekend - $325
Weekday - $185 Weekend - $349
Willow Brook Shelter
Weekday - $169 Weekend - $325
Weekday - $179 Weekend - $349
Please CLICK HERE to view our cancellation policy.
What if we brought sandwiches and don’t need to grill?
You are more than welcome to sit at a bench or use our free cast iron tables located at the Look Park Grill and Water Spray Park.
Do you allow caterers into the park?
You are allowed to have your party catered at our pavilions. There are many caterers who are familiar with our rules and regulations. We ask that you do not have pig roasts, kegs, glass bottles or loud music. The best pavilion for catered events is the Dow Pavilion where they can drive up on the access road to unload and load their materials. For all other pavilions, caterers must use hand carts to transport food and other items from the parking area. Vehicle access to the pavilion is not allowed. All pavilions are equipped with electrical hookups and water nearby. If you would like us to recommend a caterer for you, let us know, we have a list of caterers that attend the Park regularly.
If I rent a picnic site do I need to pay the vehicle entry fee?
Yes. The vehicle entry fee is basically a parking fee for the day. With the vehicle entry fee, patrons are given a blue ticket that will allow them access in and out of the Park all day. The Park charges vehicle entry fees to all patrons entering the Park as one of our major sources of income. Most people do not realize that the park is a Non-Profit Organization that does not receive any funding from the city. We are funded solely through our operations. The Park does offer season pass stickers for great prices that allow pass holders to enter the park without additional cost as many times as they would like throughout the course of the year. Click here for more information on Season Passes.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Please follow this link for our complete cancellation policy. This applies to picnic tables and pavilions differently. In the case of severe weather, the Park will make a judgment call based on the forecast for the day. If you decide to cancel your reservation because of the weather you must call the Park to cancel before noon. You may reschedule your reservation for no charge. Any reservation made for the day and no phone call made to the Park to cancel will be considered a “no show" and no money will be refunded.
Click here for full cancellation policy