Picnic  Rentals

All organized gatherings in municipal parks require a permit.

Enjoy Oakville's beautiful parks during your next family, organization or company picnic. Tables and a barbeque pit can be booked in designated areas at Lions Valley Park and Coronation Park.

How do I request a picnic permit?

Completed requests should be forwarded to:

Town of Oakville
Recreation and Culture department
ATTN: Facility Booking
1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Phone: 905-815-2000

Large groups and additional services

Groups larger than 100 participants/guests or requiring additional services (on-site catered food, sales, inflatables, animals, etc.) must apply for a Special Event permit as additional requirements, fees and approvals are applicable. Apply online now or visit the Facility Rentals page for more information.

Still have questions? Call Facility Booking at 905-815-2000 or email bookafacility@oakville.ca.

Coronation Park

Located on Lake Ontario, just east of Third Line at 1426 Lakeshore Road West. Five large designated picnic areas, each with a barbecue pit.  Amenities in the park include public washrooms, fully accessible playground, splash pad and a concession stand.
  • Picnic Area 1
    • Closed for season due to construction
  • Picnic Area 2 Shelter
    • BBQ pit, 10 Picnic Tables
    • Optional access to electricity  
    • Up to 80 persons
  • Picnic Area 3 Shelter
    • BBQ pit, 10 Picnic Tables  
    • Optional access to electricity  
    • Up to 80 persons
  • Picnic Area 4 Shelter
    • BBQ pit, 10 Picnic Tables 
    • Optional access to electricity  
    • Up to 100 persons
  • Picnic Area 5 
    • BBQ pit, 8 Picnic Tables
    • Optional access to electricity
    • Up to 80 persons

Picnic Area 1 will remain closed for the season due to construction, while sites 2 to 5 are available for booking.

Lions Valley Park

Located on Dundas Street near Fourth Line at 1227 Lions Valley Road. Two large designated sheltered picnic areas with a barbeque pit, a playground and plenty of open space and seasonal portable washrooms.
There is no hydro at this park. 
  • Green Shelter - Picnic Area A
    • BBQ and 10 Picnic Tables   
    • Up to 80 persons
  • Red Shelter - Picnic Area B
    • BBQ and 10 Picnic Tables   
    • Up to 80 persons
  • Bring charcoal for the barbecue pits, it is the only type of barbecue allowed. Personal barbecues may NOT be brought onto any municipal parkland. Parks are patrolled.
  • Catering is permitted in a drop-off only function. No caterers are permitted to be onsite cooking or serving food.
  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. Refer to the Special Events application form for exceptions and additional requirements (including licensing, fencing, Smart Serve certifications, etc.).
  • Concession contracts are in place at Coronation Park. NO catered food service is permitted in this location without written permission from the Parks department.

2019 picnic area permit fees, effective February 1, 2019, are based on a three hour booking. Additional hours booked beyond the three hours will have additional charges applied.

  • Picnic fee for Oakville residents, $88.11 (plus HST)
  • Picnic fee for non-residents, $200.55 (plus HST)