Picnic sites

Looking for the perfect spot to host your next family reunion or event? Consider booking a picnic site in one of the city's pristine major parks. By booking in advance, you can guarantee your reserved site will be waiting for you when you arrive - and you can focus on hosting an amazing event.

The City of London has both covered and uncovered picnic sites available to rent at the following parks:

  • Gibbons Park (site map), Site #2 is the only covered picnic site available at this location
  • Springbank Park (site map), Sites F and K are the only covered picnic sites available at this location
  • Greenway Park (site map)

Picnic sites are available for reservation between Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, weather permitting. This includes all long weekends and statutory holidays.

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Special Events vs. Picnics vs. Neighbourhood Events

Picnics: Gatherings using existing picnic site amenities, including picnic tables, barbeques, pavilions or back-yard propane BBQs.

Special Events: Events that are one-time, annual or are an infrequently occurring event on City of London property that is reserved for exclusive use; which raises the City's profile, supports its arts and culture agenda, and adds economic benefit to the City from a tourism perspective.

Neighbourhood Events: Community based events located in neighbourhood parks, run by not-for-profit groups and free to attend by anyone.

To book a picnic site for the 2024 season, please contact customer service at 519-661-5575 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Rental rates for 2024

Uncovered picnic site

Base Rates (for rentals up to 49 people)

  • Uncovered (Monday to Sunday) - $74.50

Covered picnic site (Gibbons Park Site #2 and Springbank Park Sites F and K only)

Base Rates (for rentals up to 49 people)

  • Covered (Monday to Sunday) - $104.03

Additional fees for uncovered and covered picnic sites

  • Between 51 and 100 people, base rate + $35.70
  • Between 101 and 150  people, base rate + $71.40
  • 150 + people, base rate + $107.10

Rates shown above are for a full day rental from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Additional liability insurance fees may apply to bookings. All rates listed above are subject to HST.

Last modified:Wednesday, December 06, 2023