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Information about reserving picnic sites in the city.

Recognizing that COVID-19 represents an unpredictable and unique scenario, the City has made the decision to cancel all bookings up to and including April 30. We are not accepting any requests for this time period. We will continue to assess bookings happening after April 30. 

The City of Edmonton boasts some of the most beautiful and scenic picnic areas in all of Alberta. Located in the heart of the city's parks, our picnic sites are available for reservation (if you want a guaranteed spot) or on a first-come, first-served basis. Different picnic sites offer different amenities to fit your needs and additional services, such as power or vehicle access where available, come with additional fees and conditions of use. 

Note: You must request permission for activities such as bouncy castles and other inflatable play equipment.

Picnic Site Availability

The following winterized picnic sites will be available for reservation from now until April 2020:

In order to reserve one of these sites, please contact picnicbookings@edmonton.ca.

Reserve a Picnic Site

Rates

We accept cash, debit, credit (Visa, Mastercard or American Express), or cheque (payable to the City of Edmonton). Minimum 4 hour reservation is required.

Canopied Picnic Sites: $38.95/hr

Non-canopied Picnic Sites: $29.85/hr

Borden Park Picnic Sites: $29.85/hr

  • All sites canopied, no fire pits or grills onsite

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Sites 1 and 9: $38.95/hr

  • All sites non-canopied, reservation includes ball diamond

Additional Fees

Some sites offer additional services or permissions, you can request and pay for these at the time of booking.

Power Access*: $46.80/site

  • Extension cords are required

Vehicle Access*: $46.80/site

  • Maximum 3 vehicles for pick up/drop off use only
  • Parking not permitted on parkland

Inflatable permission*

  • $2 million liability insurance required

Sport Field Usage

*Additional terms and conditions apply. Please inquire at time of booking.

Picnic Site Locations

Locations marked with an asterisk (*) have winterized picnic sites available for reservation during the off season.

Borden

7507 Borden Park Rd NW

Reservable Sites: 4 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 6 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Borden Park Picnic Sites

Capilano

10810 54 St NW

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 10 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80

More information:
Capilano Picnic Site

Coronation

11425 142 Street

Reservable Sites: 3 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 0 picnic tables

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Coronation Park Picnic Sites

Dawson

10298 89 Street

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 8 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80

More information:
Dawson Picnic Site

Emily Murphy *

11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd NW

  • 1 picnic site, #1 for reservation (November-April)
  • 3 picnic sites for reservation (May-October)
  • 26 picnic sites for drop-in use
     
Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopied Shelter
  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #1)
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted (Site #1). Additional terms and conditions apply.
  • Wheelchair accessible (Site #1, #2)

More information:
Emily Murphy Park Picnic Sites

Gold Bar

10955 50 St NW

Reservable Sites: 4 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 17 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites

More information:
Gold Bar Park Picnic Sites

Government House

9938 Groat Rd NW

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 24 picnic sites

Features
  • Non-Canopy Site
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted. Additional terms and conditions apply.

More information:
Government House Park Picnic Sites

Hermitage

2115 Hermitage Rd NW

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 24 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Hermitage Park Picnic Sites

Jackie Parker

4540 50 St NW

Reservable Sites: 5 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 12 picnic tables

Features
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #11)
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #11) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Jackie Parker Park Picnic Sites

Kinsmen

9100 Walterdale Hill

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
No sites available for drop-in use.

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted. Additional terms and conditions apply.

More information:
Kinsmen Park Picnic Site

Queen Elizabeth

10380 Queen Elizabeth Park Road

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 11 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80
  • Wheelchair Accessible Site

More information:
Queen Elizabeth Park Picnic Site

Rundle *

2909 113 Ave NW

  • 1 picnic site, #6 for reservation (November-April)
  • 6 picnic sites for reservation (May-October)
  • 23 picnic sites for drop-in use
Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Sites #1, #2, #3, #4, #5)

More information:
Rundle Park Park Picnic Sites

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

13221 Buena Vista Rd NW

Reservable Sites: 9 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 31 picnic sites

New building construction starting March 2020. Washrooms will not be accessible. Portable toilets will be available during construction.

Features
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80  (Site #7, #8, #9)
  • Power available for additional $46.80  (Site #8)
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #7, #8) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Picnic Sites

Victoria *

12130 River Valley Road NW

  • 1 picnic site, #2 for reservation (November-April)
  • 6 picnic sites for reservation (May-October)
  • 7 picnic sites for drop-in use
Features
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80 (Site #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6)
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Site #2, #4, #6)
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #2, #3, #4, #5, #6) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Victoria Park Picnic Sites

Whitemud

13204 Fox Dr NW

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 20 picnic sites

Features

  • Non-Canopy Site
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80

More information:
Whitemud Park Picnic Sites

William Hawrelak *

9330 Groat Road NW

  • 1 picnic site, #2 for reservation (November-April)
  • 4 picnic sites for reservation (May-October)
  • 30 picnic sites for drop-in use

Features

  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #1, #3, #4)
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Sites #1, #2, #3, #4)
  •  Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #1) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
William Hawrelak Park Picnic Sites

Gazebo Rentals

There are 2 Gazebo locations that are also available for reservation:

For more information, please see Gazebos.

Picnic Sites Booking Information

  • Picnic Sites are available between the hours of 8am -10pm
  • Minimum 4 hour reservation required
  • Picnic site capacity is based on the number of tables. Each table seats 6-8 people
  • All picnic site reservations must be made a minimum of 4 business days in advance.
  • Please be advised that your reservation is not finalized until the Bookings Office contacts you for payment, please allow up to 5 business days for response as we address each request in the order it was received
  • Your permit will match up with a reservation sign or a picnic shelter at your picnic location
  • Additional services such as power or vehicle access where available, must be requested in advance and come with additional fees and conditions of use
  • Permission for bouncy castles and other inflatable equipment where available must be requested in advance and come with additional fees and conditions of use
  • Terms and conditions apply

Reserve Your Site

Many sites have additional services, such as power and vehicle access available upon request. You may also want to request permission for activities such as inflatable play equipment.

To reserve your site, fill out the online booking form.

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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