The City of Cambridge has both open air and sheltered picnic areas available for rental from May to mid-October.

Picnic reservation requests can be submitted on the first business day of each year. 

Reservations are available from May 1, 2024 - October 13, 2024.

Our largest picnic shelter can accommodate up to a maximum of 125.

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

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.

Hydro is unavailable at all picnic sites. 

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


Reservable picnic areas include:

  • 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

Non-reservable picnic areas (available on a first come first serve basis) include:

  • 1 picnic shelter at Riverside Park 

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

2024 Picnic Reservation Request Form

Search for a park location.