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To help ensure an enjoyable picnic experience, the following terms and conditions must be met.   


A Vehicle Access Permit is required for all vehicles driven into designated park sites. Public roads and parking lots within the park are excluded. Permits are issued for loading and unloading only. Vehicles cannot remain on site during the event.  


A Power Permit is required to access power at designated sites. It must be requested and paid for a minimum of 14 business days prior to your event. These sites can accommodate two small appliances such as a coffee urn or personal music player.

Inflatable Play Equipment

An inflatable Play Equipment Approval Permit is required for all play structures brought into designated sites. It must be requested, administrative fees paid, and written proof of $2 million liability coverage received a minimum of 14 business days prior to your event. Dunk tanks, petting zoos, human hamster balls (Zorb balls), etc are not permitted.


It is unlawful to possess, use or consume liquor in any public area – including all City parks

Sports fields

Fields can be reserved in conjunction with your picnic. League use takes precedence over picnic use, so there may be a limited number of fields/times available. Hourly usage fees apply.


The use of self-contained barbecues is permitted provided that they are a minimum of 6 inches off the ground and placed 30 feet from any flammable materials. All charcoal must be extinguished and then disposed of in a BBQ pit; it is unlawful to dispose of coals anywhere else.  

Canopies / tables / equipment

The erection of structures such as archways, awnings or tents (up to 20 x 40‘) are allowed only on reserved sites, and you will be required to provide a Certificate of Insurance with at least $2 million liability prior to the issuance of the permit. 

Signage, decorations and directional aides must be approved by the Reservation office prior to being put up, and must be removed immediately following your picnic.  


The permit holder is responsible for ensuring all garbage has been collected and properly disposed of. Please bring extra garbage bags.

Dogs & Pets   

Dogs are not permitted within 10 meters of any gazebo. All other pets are not permitted on City Parkland.


If you have a personal music player, please keep the sound at a level that is only audible within the boundaries of your reserved area (max 75 dB(A)). DJs, bands and PA systems are not permitted.

For More Information

Picnic Site and Event Booking


Picnic Site and Gazebo Reservations

Event Bookings
In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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