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Rooks Park (WA) Bennington Lake, WA

part ofBennington Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: ROOKS PARK (WA) BENNINGTON LAKE
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Rooks Park is located 10 minutes east of Walla Walla, Washington. This 18-acre developed park offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Natural Features:

The park consists of large open spaces and smaller secluded areas for groups and families alike. Large trees and irrigated lawns offer shade and relief from Walla Walla's hot summer days.

Recreation:

Rooks Park's grassy spaces provide the ideal place for family picnics and games of volleyball, football or Frisbee. Visitors also enjoy cooling their feet in the creek.

Facilities:

This day-use area is open year-round to foot traffic, and April to mid-October to vehicles. A group picnic shelter is available for reservations and can accommodate up to 75 people.

Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, a playground, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pit.

Nearby Attractions:

Bennington Lake is less than 10 minutes from Rooks Park. It is the only public lake in the Walla Walla Valley, covering approximately 52 surface acres. Throughout the spring, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout to enhance angling opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Trails
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Telephone
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset or 8 p.m.
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Dogs are allowed off leash on the south side of Mill Creek as long as they are under voice control
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.08056, -118.255
46°4'50"N, 118°15'18"W

From Walla Walla, take Highway 12 East. Exit at Airport Way and turn right onto Airport Way. Drive .25 miles then turn left onto East Isaacs Ave. Continue onto Mill Creek Rd in .75 miles. Drive .5 miles then turn right onto Rooks Park Rd. Continue .25 miles to park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Rooks Park (WA) Bennington Lake

  WA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)527-7160
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