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All citizens making use of City of Edmonton Parkland must abide by Parkland Bylaw 2202. To help ensure an enjoyable picnic experience, the following terms and conditions must also be met: 

Attendance

The permit holder is responsible for notifying the Bookings Office of any changes to attendance numbers prior to their event. Staff is scheduled according to attendance to ensure that the picnic site is serviced as needed during the event (washroom and garbage checks, etc). Unexpectedly large groups can result in retroactive cleaning and maintenance fees.

Vehicles

Vehicle access is available at some designated picnic sites for an additional fee. Access must be requested and paid for at the time of booking. Vehicle access is intended for loading and unloading only; vehicles cannot remain on site during the event. Public roads and parking lots within the park do not require vehicle access.

Power

Power access is available at some designated picnic sites for an additional fee. Power must be requested and paid for at the time of booking. These sites can accommodate two small appliances such as a coffee urn or personal music player.

Inflatable Play Equipment

Bouncy castles and other inflatable equipment are permitted at certain designated picnic sites in the City. Approval must be requested and proof of $2 million liability insurance must be sent to the Bookings Office before approval will be granted. Additional terms and conditions apply- please inquire at the time of booking.
Dunk tanks, petting zoos, human hamster balls (Zorb balls), and other miscellaneous equipment are not permitted.

Liquor  

It is unlawful to possess, use or consume liquor in any public area – including all City parks

Sports fields

Fields can be reserved in conjunction with your picnic. League use takes precedence over picnic use, so there may be a limited number of fields/times available. Hourly usage fees apply.

Barbecues

The use of self-contained barbecues is permitted provided that they are a minimum of 6 inches off the ground and placed 30 feet from any flammable materials. All charcoal must be extinguished and then disposed of in a BBQ pit; it is unlawful to dispose of coals anywhere else.  

Canopies / Tables / Equipment

The setup of structures such as archways, awnings, or tents may involve additional permitting, inspection, and liability insurance. These structures cannot be fastened to the ground with stakes or by rope to any trees or fixtures on site. Canopies and tents must be 10’ X 10’ or smaller, and no cooking or fires are permitted underneath them.

Signage, decorations and directional aides must be approved by the Bookings Office prior to being put up, and must be removed immediately following your picnic.

Garbage

The permit holder is responsible for ensuring all garbage has been collected and properly disposed of. Please bring extra garbage bags.

Dogs and Pets   

Dogs are not permitted within 10 metres of any picnic sites, gazebos, playgrounds or sports fields. Dogs may be walked on trails if they are on a leash. All other pets are not permitted in any City Park. Service animals are permitted.

Music

If you have a personal music player, please keep the sound at a level that is only audible within the boundaries of your reserved area (max 75 dB(A)). DJs, bands and PA systems are not permitted.

Reserve a Picnic Site

For More Information

Picnic Site and Event Booking

Telephone

Picnic Site and Gazebo Reservations
780-423-7428

Event Bookings
In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email picnicbookings@edmonton.ca

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