Picnic Rentals

Book picnic sites at select parks in the Town of Oakville.

Picnic areas can now be booked online

Advanced reservations for select picnic locations can be made online up to 45 days before the desired date of your booking. Picnic bookings are offered with start times of 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., but you may reserve a three or six-hour block. 

Picnic area rental locations

Picnic areas are only available to rent at Coronation Park for the 2023 season.

  • Coronation Park is located just east of Third Line at 1426 Lakeshore Road West. Amenities in the park include five large, designated picnic areas, public washrooms, fully accessible playground and a splash pad.
  • Lions Valley Park picnic area reservations are currently closed due to construction.

Whether booking a space for your next event or enjoying a park space casually, please only bring reusable or biodegradable containers (over plastic). If using plastic, please dispose of your items in the appropriate recycling bins provided.

  • Personal barbecues, grills, fires and other cooking appliances are not permitted.
  • Staking/setting up tents or canopies is not permitted.
  • 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.
  • All setup and takedown is to be completed within the start and end times of the contract.
  • To ensure security staff and parks patrol are aware of all scheduled events, these online bookings are only available four or more days in advance.

Looking to plan a larger scale special event? Please visit our Event Planning page for more information.

Picnic area permit fees for 2023 are based on a three-hour booking. Additional hours booked beyond the three hours will have additional charges applied.

  • Picnic fee for Oakville residents, $98.32 (plus HST)
  • Picnic fee for non-residents, $228.86 (plus HST)

2023 Parks - Permitting and Scheduling Rates and Fees

  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing a minimum of 14 days before the (first) rental date for a full refund.
  • Refunds requested within less than 14 days’ notice cannot be accommodated.
  • The department reserves the right to cancel a room rental agreement or close any function for failure to observe all facility conditions, and/or retain full or portions of the damage deposit.
  • An administration charge as set through the annual budget process will be charged for all payment returned non-sufficient funds. Notice will be sent to customers with non-compliance payments and facility access may be restricted until outstanding payments are paid in full.

Check availability and book your picnic spot

Follow the step-by-step instructions in our "How to Search for a Facility" video. All new and returning customers must create an account to access recreation and culture services online. Visit the Create an Online Account page for more detailed instructions.

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