Clark County to offer parks reservations online
Reserving event space at one of Clark County’s parks will become easier next year, officials say, and that comes as good news to Judith Even of Ridgefield.For years, she’s been organizing the Jones family reunion at Lewisville Park, outside Battle Ground. But 2014 could become the first year when the reunion doesn’t happen, at least not at Lewisville, and that’s cause for frustration.She wasn’t able to reserve her preferred spot Monday, the sole day on which the county took in-person and phone reservations on a first-come, first-served basis.After spending 2.5 hours on the phone attempting to lay claim to one of the park’s shelters, only to be put on hold, she made her way down to the Clark County Operations Center to reserve a spot in person. By the time she got there, around 1 p.m., she was told the park was already booked solid.“The whole thing is frustrating,” she said. “Anything has to be better than this.”The county plans to ease some of that frustration this spring by creating an online system for reserving park space. The system would allow prospective park users to reserve a spot up to a year in advance.