The Government of Alberta has released a schedule for the reopening of recreation activities, which includes limited outdoor gatherings. At this time, picnic site reservation requests will only be accepted for groups of 20 people or fewer.

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 (for a guaranteed spot) or on a first-come, first-served basis.

Groups of less than 50 people are free to use the drop in picnic sites scattered throughout the parks. Reservations are required for groups of more than 50, or those requiring special services.

Different picnic sites offer different amenities to fit your needs as well as additional services, such as power or vehicle access. Some of these come with additional fees and conditions of use.

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

Starting May 28, 2021 until October 11, 2021, responsible alcohol consumption will be permitted at 47 picnic sites across 7 River Valley parks. For a list of sites where consumption is permitted visit edmonton.ca/alcoholinparks.

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