Can we have a bounce house at our event?

Bounce Houses and inflatables are only allowed at Hovander Park, with reservation of a picnic area AND with prior approval, insurance, and fees. The following rules for inflatables apply:

  • Bounce House shall be operated in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations, including RCW 67.42 and WAC 296-403A
  • Bounce House must be provided by a Washington State Labor & Industries Certified Amusement Ride Operator Vendor
  • Non-certified, store bought, and private bounce houses are prohibited
  • Both the Vendor and Event Host are required to provide insurance that meets County standards

If you are considering having inflatables, email our office at parks@co.whatcom.wa.us to receive the complete list of requirements.

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1. Can I decorate the facility I have reserved?
2. Can I bring my dog?
3. Can I bring my own BBQ grill?
4. Can we have a bounce house at our event?
5. Can I play music at my event?
6. Can I have a food truck at my event?
7. What is the cleaning policy for a rental facility?
8. Do I still need a liquor license if we paid the $60 Alcohol Use Fee to Whatcom County Parks?
9. I need to cancel my reservation. Can I get a refund?
10. How do I get the Whatcom County Resident rate when booking a reservation?
11. I want to reserve space to teach a class. What do I need to do?