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?

The City of Medicine Hat has numerous parks and outdoor facilities available for rent.

How to book an outdoor space
 
Pick your date and location
Remember to include your set up and take down times.
Determine what amenities will be required
  • Electrical Access
  • Potable Water Access
  • Extra Garbage Cans
  • Dumpster
  • PA System
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Portable toilets
  • Tents
  • Picnic Shelters
Compile a site plan for your application
Site plans provide the Medicine Hat Fire Department the requirements necessary to ensure fire and safety for all guests during outdoor events in the city.
How to make a site plan

A site plan must include the following:

  1. Detailed physical layout of the Event Venue and must include individual tent/booth site plans if applicable.
  2. The following measurements, in metric:
  • Access to exits, exit widths and exit locations
  • Site layout of entire Venue/Show
  • Location of all booths and/or tents/canopies
  • Location and type of cooking booths, concessions or vendors (if applicable)
  • Size and location of stages or other performing areas
  • Location and accessibility of all required fire extinguishers and safety equipment
  • Emergency access routes – minimum of 6m wide.
  • Fencing detail; height, type, security locations (if applicable)

Revisions can be made up to one month before the event.

Submit an Event Application

On approval, a permit will be issued with paperwork to be completed. It is recommended to set up a site meeting with City staff at least one month prior to your event.

Determine what service providers you may require

Be sure to contact them for necessary permits.
  • Police
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Transit
  • St. John's Ambulance / First Aid
  • Security
Ensure a contingency plan is in place to accommodate bad weather
 

Weddings and Ceremonies

Any park in the the City of Medicine Hat can be booked for wedding ceremonies. Please contact the Recreation Facility Coordinator to bring your vision to life.

Rate: $17 per hour

Book your outdoor wedding

Rules and guidelines
  • Wedding reservations are for the ceremony only - no receptions are allowed in City Parks
  • The possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in City Parks
  • Chairs can be set up for guests, please unload and walk in from street
  • If an outdoor event tent is needed, please call Alberta One Call
  • No rice or confetti permitted

Kitchen areas

The City has several outdoor kitchens available to rent in the summer months. The Toboggan Hill Shelter is available year round.

Rate: $22 per hour

Book your kitchen area

Kinette Kitchen

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

  • Fridge / Freezer
  • 4 Tables & 10 chairs
  • Sink
  • Fire pits
  • Outdoor water tap (key needed)
  • Playground close
  • Shaded area with picnic tables
  • Garbage receptacle

Kin Coulee Toboggan Hill Shelter

This facility is great for Birthdays, family gatherings, staff functions or renting to have somewhere to go after using the toboggan hill in the winter! The Kin Coulee Toboggan Hill Shelter is located on the south side of Seven Persons Creek in Kin Coulee Park and offers the following amenities:

  • Electrical outlets
  • Basketball court
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Two tables & 10 chairs
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Outdoor water tap (key needed)
  • Two Picnic table
  • Garbage receptacle

Kiwanis Central Park Kitchen

This facility is great for Birthdays, family gatherings, staff functions.  Plenty of room for a bouncy castle! The Kiwanis Central Park Kitchen is located at  11 Street and 3 Avenue S.E. and it offers the following amenities:

  • Fridge 
  • Washrooms
  • Lean too off the back
  • 5 electrical outlets
  • Two large picnic tables
  • Adjacent water playground
  • Basketball court
  • Outdoor water tap (key needed)

Echo Dale Boat Hut

This facility is great for family gatherings, staff functions, weddings or birthday parties.  Plenty of space for a bouncy castle! Located at the side of the boating lake out at Echo Dale Regional Park and if offers the following:

  • Covered Deck with 2 long benches, 1 picnic table
  • Inside - 3 square tables and chair
  • Fridge / freezer
  • 3 outlets.
  • Water tap on the outside (potable water)
  • Gas BBQ - propane provided
  • 2 sets of bathrooms outhouses close.
  • Fire pits located close by

Picnic and band shelters

The City has several picnic and band shelters available to rent in the summer months.

Rate: $17 per hour

Book your picnic and band shelter

Echo Dale Day Use Area

  • Shelter with a wood burning stove
  • Comfortably holds up to 30 people
  • Large group fire pit
  • Large area for outdoor activities
  • Pit toilets available
  • Picnic tables
  • Plug in for lights on the building (you need to bring your own generator)
  • Access to trail system

Strathcona Island Park, South

  • Wood burning stove
  • 3 picnic tables
  • No power
  • Washrooms nearby
  • Fire pit
  • Playground close

Riverside Veteran's Memorial Park Bandshell

  • Power available

Kin Coulee Band Shelter

  • Power available
  • Wheelchair accessible ramp on side
  • Washrooms nearby
Saamis Rotary Park Shelter
  • 2 picnic tables
  • Washroom nearby
  • Water playground and playground close