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Are you hosting a special event and wish to use a gazebo? Gazebos are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you wish to guarantee a gazebo you will need to make a reservation in advance.

Gazebo Locations

Chinese Garden Gazebo

Location9999 Grierson Hill Road NW

Located in Louis McKinney Park, this gazebo is popular due to its unique features and close proximity to a large flower garden. Louis McKinney Park is also home to the Shumka stage one of Edmonton’s premier Civic Festivals and Events locations.

Gazebo Details:
  • 18 feet across
  • 2 openings
  • 30 person capacity
  • Electrical Outlet

To request this venue please complete an Event Application Form

Dick Mather Gazebo

Location: 10425 99 Avenue

Located near the Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum, this gazebo is popular due to its lush and historical surroundings. This is a wonderful location for an intimate wedding ceremony with photos.

Guests are welcome to stand on the grass around the gazebo; however the parkland is open to the public and is not included with a gazebo reservation.

Gazebo Details:
  • 18 feet across
  • 3 openings
  • 3 sets of stairs
  • 50 person capacity
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo

Location: 104 Street and 83 Avenue 

Located in the heart of Old Strathcona along Whyte Avenue, this gazebo is a popular location for many Civic Festivals and Events. 

This is a wonderful location for an intimate wedding ceremony with photos.

Guests are welcome to stand on the grass around the gazebo; however the parkland is open to the public and is not included with a gazebo reservation.

Parking is limited: available at meters and paid lots in the vicinity.

Gazebo Details:
  • 19 feet across
  • 50 person capacity
  • Electrical Outlet
  • Wheelchair Accessible 
Grant Notley Gazebo

Location116 Street and 100 Avenue

Located along the upper bank and looking out over the beautiful River Valley, this gazebo is a  popular location with many couples who want the River Valley’s breathtaking foliage and view as their backdrop.This is a wonderful location for an intimate wedding ceremony with photos.

Guests are welcome to stand on the grass around the gazebo; however the parkland is open to the public and is not included with a gazebo reservation.

Gazebo Details:
  • 18 feet across
  • 2 openings
  • 2 sets of stairs
  • 50 person capacity
  • 2 benches inside
  • Electrical Outlet

Fees and Payment

We accept cash, debit, credit (Visa, Mastercard or American Express), or cheque (payable to the City of Edmonton).

A minimum 2 hour reservation required.

  • Gazebo Rental: $37.95/hr
  • Power (if needed) *: $45.90

Note*: Power is only available at Dr Wilbert McIntyre and Grant Notley

Reserve Your Gazebo

To reserve the Chinese Garden Gazebo, see Event application.

Gazebo Guidelines

  • All gazebo reservations must be made a minimum of 4 days in advance.
  • Requests for power and/or catering must be made at the time of booking.
  • Reservations must be a minimum of 2 hours in length.
  • You can reserve an available site between 8am to 10pm.
  • Liquor is not permitted in public areas including all City parks.
  • Dogs are not permitted within 10 metres of any gazebo. All other pets are not permitted on City Parkland.
  • There are multiple garbage receptacles located near each gazebo.
  • Parking is very limited and metered at each gazebo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a site licence?

The site licence guarantees you the use of the gazebo or bandshell only. The surrounding area is for public use; don't rope off areas around the gazebo or bandshell.

City staff may ask to see the licence, so bring it with you. Please use the gazebo or bandshell for the purpose stated on the licence.

Do I need insurance to get a site licence?

The booking staff may ask you to acquire and maintain no less than $2,000,000 general or personal liability insurance.

What services are available?

Services such as extra tables are available for an additional fee. Please contact 780-496-4999.

Can I attach things to the trees and/or structures within my reserved site?

Please do not tie or attach any decorations to the trees around your reserved site. You may attach approved decorations*, balloons, signs and banners by tying them to the gazebo structure. All items must be removed at the end of your reservation and properly disposed of.

Confetti, rice, sparklers and fireworks are not permitted.

*All decorations (balloons, signs, banners) must be approved by Bookings Staff prior to your reservation date.

Where can I park my vehicle?

Each park has a varied number of public parking spaces, free of charge.

Parking spaces are not reserved as part of your reservation. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

What happens if I arrive at the gazebo or bandshell late?

You may find your reserved sign has been removed.

Can I sell product or display signs at my picnic site?

No. Parkland regulations forbid the retailing of products or use of promotional signage on parkland without the prior approval of Citizen Services Contract Operations.

Can I play music or use a public address system, or loud-hailer in Edmonton parks?

Please keep your music volume to a reasonable level. The use of public address systems or loud-hailers is prohibited in gazebos. Public address systems or loud-hailers are allowed in bandshells if the volume doesn't disturb others. See the Community Standards Bylaw.

What do I do if someone is already using my reserved site when I arrive?

Please politely advise the people concerned that you have a confirmed reservation for that site and ask them to move to a different location. If they do not oblige, please call 311 and they will connect you with a Park Ranger.

Please make sure that you have your gazebo permit with you at all times on the day of your reservation as you may be required to show this to a Park Ranger and/or Park Operations Staff

Can I post signs and posters in the gazebo or bandshell and around the park?

You must have your signs, posters and directional aids approved by City staff before you post them. Please remove them all immediately after your event.

Can I throw confetti or rice?

No. For environmental safety, don't throw confetti or rice. Alternative: blow bubbles.

Can I decorate the gazebo or bandshell?

Yes. But don't nail anything into the gazebo or bandshell.

Where do I leave my garbage?

Put waste and garbage in the cans at the site. If we have to clean up or do repairs after your event, we will bill you.

What happens if it rains or snows on the day I book?

If you can't use the site because of poor weather, phone 780-496-4999 within 7 days of the booking. We'll discuss alternative arrangements.

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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