Rental Cost (2016 prices)
When You Can Book?
Monday – Friday 8:45 am – 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Saturday/Sunday 8:45 am – 2:45pm only
Prairie Winds Park
Monday – Sunday 8:45 am – 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm – 9:15 pm
All other parks
Monday – Sunday 9 am – 3 pm, 3 pm – 9 pm
Should your picnic overlap the 6 hour blocks, you are able to book and pay for both six hour blocks, and reserve the site all day.
1. Bowness Park
Bowness Park has the largest bookable picnic spots in the city. There are 7 sites available to be booked ranging in size from ones that will accommodate up to 25 people to ones that will accommodate up to 263 people. The park is currently undergoing re-development so take a look at the city of Calgary website to check which picnic areas or other amenities might be closed when you are planning to visit.
Edworthy Park has 9 bookable picnic sites. Most of the sites will accommodate up to 100 people. There are plenty of trees so most of the sites feel surprisingly secluded.
North Glenmore Park has 14 bookable picnic sites – many accommodate up to 25 people but others accommodate up to 100.
Pearce Estates Park has one bookable picnic site near the playground that can accommodate up to 100 people.
Prairie Winds Park has one bookable picnic site that can accommodate up to 50 people.
Sandy Beach has 6 bookable picnic sites most accommodate up to 50 people but two can accommodate up to 100.
Shouldice Park has two bookable picnic sites along the river and near the playground that can accommodate up to 100 people.
South Glenmore Park has one bookable picnic site. It is outside of the Children’s Variety Park playground area closer to the Reservoir. It can accomodate up to 25 people.
10. Stanley Park
Stanley Park has two bookable picnic sites along the river that can accommodate up to 50 people. They are near a playground and the outdoor pool.
Other: Carburn Park
You used to be able to book picnic sites at Carburn Park too, but that is no longer available. They still have great picnic sites, but they are first come first serve. The one draw back is that the only bathroom is at the park entrance. (There used to be one near the picnic areas but it’s been removed). It looks like the playground at Carburn Park has also been removed.
What is your family’s favorite place to have a picnic?
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