Parks and Outdoor Facilities

Are you looking for the perfect place to host your upcoming family reunion or outdoor wedding? Maybe just an old fashioned picnic?

Any park in the City of Medicine Hat may be booked for wedding ceremonies, birthdays, family reunions, picnic gatherings and more. Please contact the Recreation Facility Coordinator to bring your vision to life.

We have several outdoor shelters available to rent throughout the summer months while the picnic shelter at the Kin Coulee toboggan hill is available year round.

Rules and guidelines

  • The possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in all city parks
  • All set-up for the event must be loaded in
  • To maintain our parks and the environment, rice and confetti are not permitted in any of our parks
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Echo Dale Boat Hut

Please note the Echo Dale Boat Hut is currently closed to the public.

Reserve

This facility is great for family gatherings, staff functions, weddings and birthday parties.  There is plenty of space for a bouncy castle! The hut is located in Echo Dale Regional Park at the east side of the boating lake and offers:

  • covered deck with 2 long benches and 1 picnic table
  • 3 square tables and chairs (inside)
  • fridge and freezer
  • power outlets
  • sink (with hot water)
  • serving window
  • water tap on the outside (potable water)
  • gas BBQ (propane provided)
  • walking distance to the farm site
  • 2 sets of outhouses close by (no water)
  • accessible fire pits located close by
  • walking distance to beach volleyball courts
  • walking distance to swim lake
  • walking distance to swim centre (showers, concession, flush washrooms, and seating areas)
  • walking distance to soccer field (no marked lines)
  • walking distance to low maintenance baseball diamond
  • walking distance to the campground
  • viewpoint deck
  • stocked rainbow trout fishing location
  • walking distance to South Saskatchewan River boat launch
  • access to the Heritage Trail System which connects to Gas City Campground
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Kin Coulee Kinette Picnic Shelter

Reserve

This facility is great for birthdays, weddings, staff functions and family gatherings. Bring in a bouncy castle for the kids or utilize the playground in the adjacent space! The Kinette Kitchen is located on the north side of Seven Person's Creek in Kin Coulee Park, and includes:

  • keypad code required
  • electrical outlets
  • fridge and freezer
  • 4 tables, 10 chairs (fully accessible)
  • sink (with hot water)
  • wood burning barbeques (2 above ground)
  • fire pits (2 accessible)
  • outdoor water tap (key needed)
  • playground nearby
  • shaded area with accessible picnic tables
  • garbage receptacle
  • serving window
  • walking distance to Kin Coulee toboggan hill
  • adjacent to Seven Persons Creek
  • walking distance to the Saamis Archeology Site and Saamis Tepee
  • close to slow pitch and baseball diamond
  • walking distance to beach volleyball
  • walking distance to the skate park
  • walking to Ajax Coulee Trail system
  • interpretive dock site
  • walking distance to the Kin Coulee bandshell
  • walking distance to basketball court
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Kin Coulee Toboggan Hill Picnic Shelter

Reserve

This facility is great for birthdays, family gatherings, staff functions or to rent to have somewhere to go after using the toboggan hill during the winter! The Kin Coulee toboggan hill shelter is located on the south side of Seven Persons Creek in Kin Coulee Park and offers:

  • keypad code required
  • parking in front
  • private washroom (inside)
  • public washroom (outside)
  • sink (with hot water)
  • electrical outlets
  • basketball court
  • fridge and freezer
  • 2 picnic tables (indoor and outdoor)
  • large group outdoor fire pit
  • 2 smaller fire pits
  • outdoor water tap (key needed)
  • garbage receptacle
  • adjacent to Seven Persons Creek
  • walking distance to the Saamis Archeology Site and Saamis Tepee
  • close to slow pitch and baseball diamond
  • adjacent to beach volleyball
  • walking distance to the skate park
  • walking to Ajax Coulee Trail system
  • walking distance to Interpretive dock site
  • walking distance to the Kin Coulee Kinette Picnic Shelter
  • walking distance to the Medicine Hat College (via Kin Coulee toboggan hill stairs)
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Kiwanis Central Park Picnic Shelter

Reserve

This facility is great for weddings, birthdays, family gatherings and staff functions while featuring beautiful wood carvings throughout the park. Enjoy shade underneath some of the oldest trees in Medicine Hat. And there's plenty of room for a bouncy castle! The Kiwanis Central Park Kitchen is located at 11 Street and 3 Avenue S.E. and offers:

  • keypad code required
  • sink with hot water
  • serving window
  • fridge and freezer
  • washrooms
  • drinking water fountain
  • electrical outlets (15 amp)
  • outdoor water tap (key needed)
  • shaded area with accessible picnic tables
  • adjacent water playground
  • basketball court
  • disc golf course
  • outdoor water tap (key needed)
  • natural playground
  • playground
  • 'Mobey Dick the Whale' slide
  • accessible fire pit with two benches and two picnic tables
  • outdoor skating rink in winter (low board)
  • lots of street parking around the park
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Kin Coulee Bandshell
This bandshell is a great large entertainment space. It is common to see this facility used for concerts, church services, community celebrations and more. The bandshell is located within one of our most popular parks and is adjacent to other attractions and facilities. Amenities include:
  • power available
  • wheelchair accessible ramp on side
  • washrooms nearby
To reserve the Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park Bandshell, please email susmcd@medicinehat.ca.
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Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park Bandshell
This bandshell is great for so many different types of entertainment. Whether you are busking or putting on a full concert, this bandshell creates an amazing atmosphere. Located just off 1st Street SE, this bandshell is surrounded by Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park. This shaded area features amenities such as:
  • power
  • adjacent train and tank display
  • across the street from Town Square

To reserve the Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park Bandshell, please email susmcd@medicinehat.ca.

Optimist Park

Optimist Park

This concession is located at Optimist Park and great for your sporting events. Rent out the concession and the ball diamond for a family reunion or gathering. The concession can also be used for other get togethers including birthday parties and staff functions. Optimist Park is located between Wood Street and Steel Street and offers:

  • no seating available
  • adjacent playground
  • two washrooms
  • adjacent baseball diamond
  • small fridge

To reserve the concession in Optimist Park, please email susmcd@medicinehat.ca.

Rotary Park Gazebo

Rotary Park Gazebo

This gazebo is great for weddings, family gatherings, or other small functions. It is a popular place for family and event photos such as graduations or weddings because it is filled with beautiful trees and flowers. The Rotary Park Gazebo is located between Maple Avenue and North Railway Street and offers:

  • beautiful park with a wide variety of flowers
  • wonderful location for photography
  • gazebo with power
  • no washrooms 

To reserve the Rotary Park Gazebo, please email susmcd@medicinehat.ca.

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Saamis Rotary Park Gazebo

Located in Saamis Heights in the Southwest area of Medicine Hat, this gazebo is adjacent to Saamis Rotary Park. It is a great place to have a family reunion, social gathering, or staff function. Kids are able to play near by on the playground or in the splash park. The gazebo features amenities such as:

  • 2 picnic tables
  • washroom nearby
  • water playground and playground close
  • no power

To reserve the Saamis Rotary Park Gazebo, please email susmcd@medicinehat.ca.

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Strathcona Island Park Shelter (North)

This open space shelter is great for small gatherings. It is a perfect place to host a picnic or have a fire with friends and family. Located within Strathcona Island Park, this shelter is adjacent to many other amenities. It features:

  • picnic area
  • group fire pit
  • 6 tables
  • pit toilets near by
  • close to river and boat launch
  • power available if needed (2 15-amp outlets)

To reserve the Strathcona Island Park Shelter (North), please email susmcd@medicinehat.ca.

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Strathcona Island Park Shelter (South)

This facility is great for small get togethers. Gather friends and family for a fire, picnic, or other great activities. This shelter is located within Strathcona Island Park and is surrounded by some of Medicine Hat’s oldest trees. It has many different amenities such as:

  • 3 picnic tables
  • power (2 15-amp outlets)
  • washrooms nearby
  • fire pit
  • parking
  • adjacent playground and spray park
  • adjacent to walking trails
  • adjacent to boat launch
  • nearby baseball diamond

To reserve the Strathcona Island Park Shelter (South), please email susmcd@medicinehat.ca.