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Lions Park Large Picnic Shelter

Family Fun in The Sun

Lions Park is one of St. Albert's oldest and most popular destinations for families looking for outdoor fun in the sun. With individual and group picnic sites, festival areas, playground facilities, large green space, and public washrooms, Lions Park is the perfect place to play on a sunny day!

How do I get there?

Lions Park is located approximately across from the Fire Station #1 on Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, and features:

  • ample public parking behind the St. Albert Curling Club,
  • two large picnic shelters,
  • picnic tables,
  • campfire rings/pits,
  • a well-equipped playground,
  • washrooms,
  • outdoor fitness equipment, and
  • a social ice skating surface during winter months

Spontaneous Use Hours

Available for use from 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. as identified in the Parks Bylaw when not rented or programmed.

Large Picnic Shelter

Lions Park has a large picnic shelter located in the north part of the park (furthest from Sir Winston Churchill Ave) that is available for reservation. The large shelter is suitable for 50-60 people, has seven tables, and there is no charge for bookings. You may bring your barbeque to this spot as there is no barbeque pit attached directly to this picnic shelter site, and there is also an electrical outlet available.

There is also a smaller covered shelter attached to the washrooms; however, it is not available for reservation. There are numerous sites throughout the park, each with a picnic table and barbecue pit; they are all first-come, first-served.

To check availability:

  1. Go to our Lions Park Availability page
  2. Select the date you wish to check by either typing the date out or choosing it from the calendar tool.
  3. The resulting table will show you that day's availability for the large picnic shelter.

Reservations can be made for May 1 through October 8, with the reservation period beginning on March 16 at midnight. Please note, requests will be received in the order they are submitted and are on a first come first serve basis.

Reserving the Large Picnic Shelter

To reserve the large picnic shelter please download a copy of our Facility Bookings Request Form and drop it off at the Guest Services desk at Servus Credit Union Place, or email it to Please note that all requests are on a first come first serve basis, and are booked in the order that the requests have come in. Due to high demand please note these requests may take up to one to two business days.

Rhonda Hughes
Facilities Scheduling Associate

Phone: 780-418-6049

Last edited: October 28, 2019

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