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.

Picnic Site Bookings

  • As of September 18, 2023, picnic site reservations for dates between October 10, 2023 and April 30, 2024 can now be completed online for select 2023/24 winter sites. Reservations are pre-packaged in minimum 2 hour time slots of 10am-12pm and 2pm - 4pm. For availability, please refer to MoveLearnPlay.
  • As of March 1, 2023, picnic site reservations for dates between May 1, 2023 and October 9, 2023 can now be completed online for all summer picnic sites. Reservations are pre-packaged in minimum 4 hour time slots of 10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm. For availability, please refer to MoveLearnPlay or our 2023 Picnic Site Brochure .
  • Please consider the capacity and amenities of your chosen picnic site. View picnic sites where alcohol is permitted.
  • 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 7 days in advance
  • Your permit will match up with a reservation sign or a picnic shelter at your picnic location
  • If you require additional services, such as power or vehicle access where available, please select the appropriate package on MoveLearnPlay. These services must be booked in advance and come with additional fees and conditions of use.
  • Permission for bouncy castles and other inflatable equipment (where available) must be requested at the time of booking and come with additional fees and conditions of use.
  • You may be contacted by the Bookings Office after completing your reservation in regards to the logistics of your event.

Reserve a Picnic Site