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 March 4, 2024, picnic site reservations for spring/summer 2024 can be completed online for dates between May 1, 2024 and October 14, 2024.

On September 23, 2024, picnic reservations for fall/winter 2024-2025 can be completed online for dates from October 15, 2024 - April 30, 2025.

Please consider the capacity and amenities of a picnic site to ensure the site suits your needs. Review the Picnic Sites and Amenities Sheet to compare all sites, or see Picnic Site Locations. Picnic site capacity is based on the number of tables, with each table seating 6 - 8 people.