Due to the Emergency Stay at Home Order, Picnic Areas are currently closed and not reservable. 

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

Rental bookings open in January and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Rules and regulations

Minimum $2 million liability insurance is required for all picnic rentals.  This may be purchased through the City of Cambridge or proof of insurance must be provided by rentee with City of Cambridge listed as Additional Insured, at time of payment.

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

Larger picnic functions involving inflatables, dunk tanks, and amplified music or public announcements, require special approval and insurance.

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


Locations and reservations

Call the Administration Office at (519) 623-1340 to reserve a picnic spot.

Picnic areas include:

  • 1 non-reservable shelter at Riverside Park
  • 2 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

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