Refer to the COVID-19 Recreation & Facilities Page for more information regarding current regulations and restrictions.

Designated picnic site areas are available to the public at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis, if not already reserved/booked. However, if you wish to ensure you have a space for your gathering, it is in your best interest to book a space and obtain a permit. This ensures that you and your friends and family are guaranteed a picnic space to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Picnic spaces are typically open to book starting the first business day of January, after the New Year, and can be booked up to three business days in advanced. Users must adhere to any existing parks by-laws and/or regulations and cannot exceed the designated maximum capacities.

Payment is due at the time of booking; no holds are placed on picnic spaces. All rentals may be subject to an additional insurance fee. Please bring your permit with you when you arrive to your booking.

COVID-19 Update:

All picnic spaces in City of Sarnia parks are available to use at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis (if not already booked). However, to guarantee a space is available, you have the option to book a rental within the designated picnic spaces in Canatara Park, Mike Weir Park, Kenwick on the Lake, and Wildwood Park.

We will begin taking optional bookings for these spaces starting Monday, June 14 with the availability to rent starting in Step Two of the Roadmap; currently an anticipated date of July 2, 2021, subject to change based on vaccination thresholds and continued improvements in other key public health system indicators, to Thanksgiving weekend.

All facility rentals must adhere to the Provincial outdoor gathering restrictions and regulations in place at the time of rental. Picnic spaces are booked per day, and one booking per pavilion or space will be allowed to ensure safe social distancing. Payment is due at the time of booking and will be accepted over the phone.

Canatara Park


Rental Amenities and Rates for 2021

Beach Pavilion:
-Section 1: 9 picnic tables + 1 accessible table
– Section 2: 9 picnic tables
-Section 3: 9 picnic tables
-Hydro is available
-3 BBQ Pits are available
– 50 people per section capacity
– $40.00+HST and insurance



Area 1 Pavilion:

– Section 1: 8 picnic tables + 2 accessible tables
– Section 2: 8 picnic tables
– Section 3: 8 picnic tables
– Hydro is available
– 2 BBQ Pits are available
– 50 people per section capacity
– $40.00+HST and insurance


Area 2 Space:

– Section 1: 12 picnic tables
– Section 2: 12 picnic tables
– 60 people per section capacity
– $34.00+HST and insurance


Area 3 Space:

– Section 1: 12 picnic tables
– Section 2: 12 picnic tables
– 60 people per section capacity
– $34.00+HST and insurance


Area 4 Space:

– Section 1: 12 picnic tables
– Section 2: 9 picnic tables
– 60 people per section capacity
– $34.00+HST and insurance

Refer to the Specialty Facilities page for more information regarding the Seaway Kiwanis Wedding Pavilion.

Mike Weir Park

Rental Amenities and Rates for 2021:

Picnic Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity Fee Per Day
Covered Pavilion 20 picnic tables
Hydro is available
*Long walk to washrooms, not accessible
100 People $63.00+HST and insurance
Cricket Club Pavilion 5 tables, accessible
Hydro is available
*Close to washrooms
30 People $34.00+HST and insurance

 

Kenwick on the Lake

Rental Amenities and Rates for 2021:

Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity Fee Per Day
Covered Pavilion 8 picnic tables
Hydro available
2 BBQ Pits available
100 People $63.00+HST and insurance

 

Refer to the Specialty Facilities page for more information regarding wedding rentals.

Wildwood Park

Rental Amenities and Rates for 2021:

Space/Pavilion Amenities Included Capacity Fee Per Day
North Pavilion
*Lakeside
6 picnic tables
No hydro
40 People $34.00+HST and insurance
South Pavilion
*Near Library
6 picnic tables
No hydro
40 People $34.00+HST and insurance

Refer to the Parks & Trails, Park Washrooms, Festivals & Events, and Specialty Facilities pages for more information.

Refer to the Contact Us page to submit an inquiry or report a safety concern, or email parksandrecreation@sarnia.ca.