Waterloo Park offers a variety of rental opportunities, from picnics and sporting events, to weddings and birthday parties.
How to Book
Booking Waterloo Park for your party or wedding is simple. Select your location and email your request, or call Customer Support. Simple picnic bookings can be done online through Expressreg (does not include Grist Mill or Victorian Garden rentals).
Reservations are posted at each site to notify the public of reserved use. All park rentals are nonrefundable in the event of inclement weather; 30 days notice is required for cancellation.
Detailed information about Waterloo Park bookings is available here.
General Picnic Areas
Waterloo Park has 6 general picnic areas, which are all open sites with picnic tables. Picnic areas #1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are located on the east side and Picnic area #9 is located on the west side. Picnic area #1 has hydro and water access available on request and Picnic area #2 has water access only. These are our largest picnic areas, with a capacity of 200 each, and can be booked together for larger events.
Picnic areas #3, 4 and 5 can accommodate 70-100 people; there is no access to hydro and water.
Picnic area #9 can accommodate up to 100 people, and is often booked with the Picnic Shelter and/or Hospitality area for larger events.
Patrons who would like to set up an inflatable structure where permitted must provide proper insurance and have a site meet with the Outdoor Programming Manager.
Propane barbecues are permitted at all of these locations.
Picnic Shelter and Gazebos
The Picnic Shelter is one of our most popular areas for bookings. Located on the west side, it accommodates up to 150 people. It is often booked for family reunions and community or church picnics. Barbecues cannot be kept underneath the canopy, but can be kept on the surrounding grassy area. Hydro and water are available here. This area typically books up 4-6 months or more in advance, so we recommend you call us as soon as your date is confirmed.
The East Gazebo is located near Silver Lake and the Lions Lagoon, and is an ideal spot for parties and picnics. The capacity for the gazebo is 60 people. It can accommodate up to 30 people inside the gazebo and another 30 in the surrounding area. Barbecues, inflatables and licensed events are not permitted here. This area is also very popular for weekend dates due its picturesque nature and location. This area books up 2-3 or more months in advance.
The West Gazebo is located on the west side, and can accommodate 16 people underneath. We can provide picnic tables in the grassy area for up to 20 people. This area is private and tranquil, perfect for those planning quiet events (or those who want better access to green space). Propane barbecues are permitted in the surrounding grassy space.
The Hospitality area is located on the west side, next to the Picnic Shelter. We can accommodate up to 100 people here. It is often booked in conjunction with the Picnic Shelter and/or Picnic area #9. This area includes a full servery, equipped with a stove, fridge, freezer and ample counter space. Utensils are not provided. There is access to hydro and water. Public washrooms are also located in this area.
Lions Lagoon Shelter
The Lions Lagoon shelter is available for events, schools and camps. It is open every year from the beginning of June until Labour day weekend in September. Rentals are available between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The splash pad is a fun venue for kids parties, and features accessible onsite change rooms, picnic and shaded areas and snacks nearby at the Park Inn Concession. The shelter can be booked in a quarter, half or full depending on expected attendance or event plans. Barbecues, pets and toys are not permitted inside the splash pad.
The Grist Mill and Victorian Gardens are popular wedding and family photography venues thanks to their historical charm and proximity to Silver Lake. Check out our Grist Mill page to find out more information about weddings.
Sports fields and diamonds
Our multi-use fields are ideal for practices, games, tournaments and special events. Waterloo park offers:
- Two soccer/rugby pitches that are 91 metres by 61 metres (300 feet by 200 feet)
- Two lit ball diamonds, ideal for tournaments
- Two unlit ball diamonds, ideal for minor sports and company bookings
- Cricket pitch
All fees are flat rates unless otherwise specified. Fees are in place until Aug. 31, 2017. Please call us to receive information on rates and bookings for sportsfields and the bandshell.
|All general picnic areas||$48.70|
|East & West Gazebo||$68.17|
|Lions Lagoon Shelter (quarter)||$58.91|
|Lions Lagoon Shelter (half)||$117.80|
|Lions Lagoon Shelter (full)||
|Grist Mill (per 90 minutes)||
|Victorian Gardens (per 90 minutes)||
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