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Bring your own propane fire pit to a park

Bring your own propane fire pit to a park

Did you know? You can enjoy your personal, portable propane fire pit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and weekends in a manicured park without a permit. Personal wood burning fire pits are not allowed.

Use of our fire pits is subject to any fire bans.

Where to set up your propane fire pit

  • Manicured areas of parks only (short grasses, gravel, quiet parking lots)
  • At least 10 m away from trees and tall grass in all directions
  • At least 10 m away from playgrounds, benches and other structures
  • At least 100 m to ponds, stormwater ponds, wetlands, streams and rivers
  • Don't place fire pits on pathways
  • Fire pits are not allowed in or near wild/natural areas, golf courses, cemeteries, toboggan areas and cross-country skiing tracks

Before you visit

There is no fire ban currently in place.

  • Have a fire safety plan
    • Pick one person to be in charge of the fire
    • Have a way to quickly put out the fire if needed
    • Bring a first aid kit just in case
  • Bring water in case of emergency (there may not be enough snow on site)

What to burn

Only burn propane on a propane fire pit. Do not burn wood or other solid fuels.

Bring your own equipment

  • Propane tank and fire pit
  • Lighters, matches, pokers, etc.
  • Roasting sticks, metal skewers, grill baskets, etc.
  • Marshmallows, hot dogs, hot chocolate, etc. (alcohol is not permitted)
  • Folding chairs

Fire safety

  • Don't try to move the fire pit while it's turned on or still hot
  • Keep flames at a reasonable size (one metre high and one metre wide)
  • Do not leave a burning fire unattended
  • When you're done, turn off the propane
  • Keep it clean - clean up any garbage before leaving the area
  • Be respectful to plants and wildlife
  • Bad behaviour, out of control flames and damage to the park may result in fines up to $10,000

Questions, issues or complaints

If you have any questions or concerns related to an existing booking, email facilitybooking@calgary.ca.

To report a complaint, please contact 3-1-1. 

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