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Drop-in fire pits at regional parks

Fire pits at regional parks

New bookable and drop-in options

Our regional parks are larger than community parks and have more amenities, like washrooms and parking lots. Our many in-ground fire pits are free to use  9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and weekends, but priority will be given to those who book the fire pits with a permit.

Use of our fire pits is subject to any 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 (there may not be enough snow on site)

Fire pit locations

You can use our fire pits between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays and weekends. Bookable times are 12-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Note: Some of our fire pits may be snow covered and not easily visible. City crews are attempting to dig them out for public use.

N.W. parks

Park Fire pit location

Bowness Park
(Site 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
8900 48 Ave. N.W.

Bowness Park map

Shouldice Park
(Site 1)
4900 Monserrat Dr. N.W.

Shouldice Park map

S.W. parks

Park Fire pit location

Edworthy Park
(Site 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
​5050 Spruce Dr. S.W.

Edworthy Park map

North Glenmore Park
(Blue Jay, Meadowlark, Merlin, Nighthawk, Kingfisher, Nuthatch, Partridge, Snowy Owl and Song Sparrow)
7305 Crowchild Tr. S.W.

North Glenmore Park map

Sandy Beach
(Site 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
4500 14A St. S.W.

Sandy Beach map

How to get a permit

Getting a permit to book a fire pit is easy and free!

Check your desired location and time slot for availability and click "select my time".

Note: you will need to create a Live and Play account to book.

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

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
  • Keep it clean - clean up any garbage before you leave 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

How to cancel your permit

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

Questions, issues or complaints

If you have any questions or concerns related to an existing booking, email

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

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