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.

Facilities open for November to April are Heritage Pavilion and Kin Coulee Toboggan Picnic Shelter only.  All other parks facilities listed below will be available for online bookings starting February 1, 2024.

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 Barn Shelter

Reserve

This facility is great for weddings, birthdays, family gatherings and staff functions! The Barn Shelter is located in Echo Dale Regional Park and offers:
  • BBQ
  • Picnic tables
  • Garbage receptacles
  • Lighting

Close to the building is:

  • Echo Dale Farm
  • Washrooms nearby in the Ajax Buiding with taps for water
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Heritage Pavilion

More information

The Heritage Pavilion  is a multi-purpose space that can be used for a variety of rentals including weddings, corporate events, meetings, fundraiser, and other premiere events. The interior is approximately 1100 square feet and features comfortable seating for about 65 people. Attached is a servery area that allows renters to bring in their own food/catering and alcohol. There is an adjacent patio which has picturesque views of Strathcona Park. This space is approximately 1700 square feet and comfortably fits 120 people in a banquet style setup.

 Amenities include:

  • 6 x 6’ tables and 18 chairs
  • 2 cocktail tables and 6 cocktail chairs
  • 2 couches and a coffee table
  • Coat Rack
  • Coffee maker
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Washrooms
  • Access to the upper patio
  • Access to parking on site
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Kin Coulee Bandshell

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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
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Kin Coulee Kinette Picnic Shelter

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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

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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

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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
  • 'Moby 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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Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park Bandshell

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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
Rotary Park Gazebo

Rotary Park Gazebo

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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 
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Saamis Rotary Park Gazebo

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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
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Strathcona Island Park Shelter (North)

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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)
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Strathcona Island Park Shelter (South)

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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

Towne Square in downtown Medicine Hat

Book your event or a market pod at Medicine Hat's accessible and modern outdoor venue for community gatherings and activities.

Towne Square