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Picnic Sites are available for bookings from May 1st to October 14th.

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

Please visit Move.Learn.Play to check availability. Once you're ready to book, fill out the Picnic Sites Booking Form.

Please note that we handle all requests on a first-come, first-served basis and although the availability is updated minute-by-minute, we may have a request in our inbox that has not been booked yet.

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 until April.

Emily Murphy *

11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd NW

  • 1 picnic site, #1 for reservation (Winter)
  • 3 picnic sites for reservation (Summer)
  • 24 drop-in use picnic tables
     
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.
  • Handicap accessible (Site #3)

More information:
Emily Murphy Park Picnic Sites

Rundle *

2909 113 Ave NW

  • 1 picnic site, #6 for reservation (Winter)
  • 6 picnic sites for reservation (Summer)
  • 72 drop-in use picnic tables
Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Sites #3, #4, #5)

More information:
Rundle Park Park Picnic Sites

Victoria *

12130 River Valley Road NW

  • 1 picnic site, #2 for reservation (Winter)
  • 6 picnic sites for reservation (Summer)
  • 54 drop-in use picnic tables

Features

  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80 (Site #2, #3, #4, #5, #6)
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Site #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

William Hawrelak *

9330 Groat Road NW

  • 1 picnic site, #2 for reservation (Winter)
  • 4 picnic sites for reservation (Summer)
  • 23 drop-in use picnic tables

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

Borden

7507 Borden Park Rd NW

Reservable Sites: 4 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 28 picnic tables

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Borden Park Picnic Sites

Capilano

10810 54 St NW

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 12 picnic tables

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

Gold Bar

10955 50 St NW

Reservable Sites: 4 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 36 picnic tables

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: 8 picnic tables

Features
  • Non-Canopy Site

More information:
Government House Park Picnic Sites

Hermitage

2115 Hermitage Rd NW

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 12 picnic tables

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

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

13221 Buena Vista Rd NW

Reservable Sites: 9 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 86 picnic tables

Features

  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80  (Site #7, #8, #9)
  • 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

Whitemud

13204 Fox Dr NW

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

Features

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

More information:
Whitemud Park Picnic Sites

Gazebo Rentals

There are 3 Gazebo locations that are also available for reservation:

Please Note: Dick Mather Gazebo will not be available for reservation during the 2019 season.

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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