The City of Cambridge has both open air and sheltered picnic areas normally available for rental from May to end of September.

Picnic Areas are not reservable during the winter, but they are available for use on a first come first served basis with restrictions.

Rental bookings for this year are now being taken on a first-come-first-serve basis at that time.

Shelters are available for reserved use starting May 6, 2023.

Our largest Dolph Picnic shelter at Riverside cannot accommodate over 100

Rules and regulations

Alcohol and charcoal/open-flame BBQs are not permitted in our picnic areas. Only propane BBQs are allowed.

Inflatables (Bouncy Castles) and Dunk Tanks are not permitted.

Picnic site capacities are limited to the available tables.

Any area within 20 metres of any picnic area or shelter is designated smoke and vape-free, in accordance of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act


Picnic areas include:

  • 3 picnic shelters at Riverside Park
  • 2 open air picnic areas at Riverside Park
  • 1 picnic shelter at Churchill Park
  • 1 open air picnic area at Churchill Park
  • 1 picnic shelter at Soper Park
  • 1 picnic shelter at Hespeler Optimist Park

To book one of our picnic shelters, please complete the form with the link below:

2023 Picnic Reservation Request Form

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