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Book a park, pathway or greenspace

Confederation park
Confederation park

The City of Calgary public parks, pathways and greenspaces are available for various outdoor activities, including weddings, fundraising events, performances, walks/runs, fitness activities, etc. Picnic sites and community playfields can also be booked for purposes outside of the realm of their intended use.

Step 1. Browse Park, Pathway and Green Space Availability

Step 2. Review Policies and Regulations

Review the information on the parks, pathways and green spaces policies page.

Step 3. Check Booking Timelines and Rental Rates

  • Applications for special events taking place this year take 6 to 8 weeks the process. Applications for special events taking place next year will be processed 6 to 8 weeks after January 1.
  • For the following year: Responses for (most) special event applications for the following year cannot be processed prior to the New Year. Customers can expect to receive permits or updates approximately 6 - 8 weeks after the New Year unless the event is occurring in the first 2 months of the year. Booking priorities are first given to festivals and renewal special events for the following year's booking requests.

2016 rental rates

Rental Rates (prices include GST)
Greenspace $50.50 / day*
Pathways (exceptions below) $50.50 / day*
Pathway segments B04-07**
(Bow River pathways 04-07)
$73.64 / day**
Special event admin fee $26.25 non-refundable, due upon processing

**B04-B07 are Bow River pathways: Shouldice Park pathway, Edworthy Park pathway, Prince's Island Park north & south pathways.

Step 4. Submit an Application