Picnic Shelter

Richmond Hill has a number of areas that are great for holding your next picnic. Rental fees are affordable and sites are available seven days a week, unless otherwise noted.

Picnic Permits are available between May 1 and October 1.

Booking a picnic shelter

Apply for a Picnic Permit to reserve a picnic shelter.

You can also fill out a Picnic Shelter Rental Availability Form and send it to:

225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4

Booking Priorities

Picnic shelter bookings are confirmed on a first-come, first served basis. We accept reservations starting January 1 of the booking year.

Our staff review permit requests and decides if an event is suitable for the requested location. If not, our staff may recommend another location or the request can be rejected.

We also use the following priority booking order:

  1. Bookings for Richmond Hill-operated programs and events
  2. Bookings for Richmond Hill residents and local community groups
  3. Bookings for Richmond Hill schools
  4. Bookings for non-residents or commercial purposes


Facility #of Picnic Tables Onsite Current Capacity (People) Maximum # of Tables Allowed Maximum Capacity (People) Shelter Washrooms (Permanent and/or Portable) Playground Hydro BBQ

Crosby Park

4 16 6 24 Small Both Yes No  No**
Headwaters Park 2 8 4 16 Small Both Yes  No No** 
Phyllis Rawlinson Park 9 36 29 120 Large Both  No Yes Yes*** 
Richmond Green 'B' Park* 15 60 30 120  Large Both Yes Yes No** 
Town Park 8 32 16 64 Small Both Yes Yes No** 

* Picnic shelters at Richmond Green are not available for booking on statutory holidays.

** Only propane BBQs may be brought to locations without permanent BBQs on site. Charcoal is prohibited from all Richmond Hill Parks, with the exception of Phyllis Rawlinson Park.

*** Charcoal must be brought for use with the 5 small grills at Phyllis Rawlinson Park.

Rental Fees

Rental fees include rental of the picnic shelter area for your event between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  Richmond Hill Resident Non-Residents and Commercial Events
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. $375 + $46.41 HST = $403.41* per day
($50 refundable bond deposit);

$590.39 + $76.75 HST=$667.14*

($100 refundable bond deposit)

* An Insurance Fee of $27.00 plus a $5.00 administration charge will be added to your booking, unless you provide a Certificate of General Liability Insurance listing the City of Richmond Hill as co-insured, for a minimum of $2 million.