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Drop-in and bookable fire pits at community parks

Fire pits at community parks

Bookable and drop-in options.

Smaller residential-style fire pits have been set up at select community parks across the city. These are free-to-use from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Note: All fire pits use is subject to local fire bans.

Before you visit

  • Bring enough wood to burn for your booking
  • 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 to put out the fire

Fire pit locations

You can use our fire pits between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays and weekends. Check back for updated Spring and Summer locations.

How to get a permit

We are not currently offering permits. Fire pits can be used on a first come, first serve basis.

What to burn

You must bring your own firewood to use in our fire pits (no permit required).

Do not burn:

  • Twigs, fallen branches, pinecones or other materials found in the park
  • Wood that is painted, treated or contains glue or resin
  • Wood from a different location, region or province
  • Elm wood
  • Wet or green/fresh cut wood
  • Yard waste (cut grass or leaves)
  • Garbage
  • Rubber or plastic
  • Furniture
  • Fireworks or other incendiary devices

Bring your own equipment

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

During your visit

  • Keep it clean - clean up any garbage before leaving the area
  • Be respectful to plants and wildlife
  • 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 propane fire pit unattended
  • When you're done, turn off the propane
  • Bad behaviour, out of control flames and damage to the park may result in fines up to $10,000

How to cancel your permit

If you can't use your booking, please cancel your permit so someone else can book your spot. Email facilitybooking@calgary.ca to cancel your permit and booking.

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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