Rooks Park is day use only park, located 10 minutes east of Walla Walla, Washington. This 18-acre developed park offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
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.
Dogs must remain on leash in Rooks Park and along the north side of Mill Creek. Dogs are allowed off leash on the south side of Mill Creek as long as they are under voice control
Weddings, Family Reunions, any events involving hired contractors or the exchange of money for goods or services, and any events with expected attendence in excess of 40 persons and/or 15 vehicles MUST contact the Mill Creek Project Office at 3211 Reservoir Rd. Walla Walla, WA 99362 Phone: (509) 527-7160 and acquire an Activity Permit IN ADDITION to reserving space on recreation.gov.
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.
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.
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.
For campground inquiries, please call: 509-527-7160
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.