Want to host your next birthday party at a Calgary park? You absolutely can! You can set up at any City of Calgary Park in a non-booked picnic spot or grassy area and it doesn’t have to cost you a thing.
Do I need to book a site?
If you intend to set up things like bouncy castles or tents you will need a ‘special event’ booking. Otherwise, you are not required to book a site. You may want to consider doing so, however, if you are hosting a party so you can guarantee your spot.
The majority of Calgary’s picnic spots are not bookable at all. And none of the spray parks and wading pools are bookable.
Many of the sites that are bookable can still be used without booking as long as no one else has reserved the site. Even sites that can be booked may have dates and times when they cannot be reserved.
How to Book a City of Calgary Picnic Site
You can find more information about booking a picnic site at the city of Calgary’s website. Your cost will vary based on the size of your site, amenities at the site and the number of your guests.
You can also find information about what amenities are at each site and their availability. Unfortunately, you cannot book picnic sites online, but must call Facility Bookings.
Things to Consider When Hosting a Birthday Party at a Park
- Does your site have shelter?
- How will your guests find you?
- Do you have a backup plan in case of poor weather?
- Where is your nearest bathroom?
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