Friends of Bronte Creek Park 

 

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Bronte Creek Provincial Park has multiple options for your picnic and can accommodate groups of all sizes!

We begin taking summer reservations starting the first working day in January. Season is mid June to Labour Day.

Reservation line: 905-827-6911 ext. 288

 

small20family20picnicSMALL GROUPS

There are 1000's of picnic tables scattered throughout the day-use area to choose from on a first-come first-serve basis. We do not reserve tables/open areas. You are permitted to bring in a charcoal/propane BBQ. Please dispose of charcoal in the designated cement disposal areas. If a picnic shelter is reserved for the day you will see a poster in the information sign just outside the shelter. Any shelter that is not reserved can be used on a first-come-first-serve basis. Park gates open at 8am and close at dusk.

All visitors attending your picnic must purchase a park daily vehicle permit upon arrival at the front gate (no invoices will issued and tallies will not be kept).

 

 

 

 

 

 

LARGE GROUPS

Reservations are strongly recommended for large groups. There are 11 picnic shelters located around the park, please scroll down for a list and map of locations.

 

SHELTER FEES

 Grey, Green, Sand, Baseball A & B & C, Tyrrell A & B, Shelter D & F         $150.00
 Breckon Shelter     $200.00

 

A $150.00 security deposit is also taken at time of booking. Provided shelter is left in good condition this deposit will be refunded. Customers will be provided with a checklist to ensure their deposit will be returned.

Methods of payment include Debit, VISA, MasterCard or cash. Sorry no personal cheques accepted. Included in the shelter fee is a $13.00 non-refundable reservation fee.

 

ADDITIONAL FEES

All visitors attending your picnic must purchase a daily vehicle permit upon arrival at the front gate (no invoices will issued and tallies will not be kept). Picnic organizers can pre-pay and pick up daily vehicle permits for their guests. It is up to the picnic organizer to distribute permits to their guests prior to arriving at the park gate. Permits are dated and non-refundable. Pool is also an additional cost.

For a list of all fees please click here

 

CANCELLATIONS

Groups who make reservations and subsequently cancel their picnic will be refunded only a percentage of their shelter fees, depending on the number of months remaining before their picnic. Cancellations can be made Monday to Friday by calling 905-827-6911 ext 288.

 

RESTRICTIONS

1. For everyone's enjoyment we ask that noise levels are to be kept to a minimum. Sound systems, bands and disc jockeys are prohibited. Excessive noise will not be tolerated at any time and will result in a fine and/or eviction (no refunds).

2. Alcohol is prohibited in the day-use area. Possession of alcohol will result in a fine and eviction (no refunds).

3. Pets must be leashed at all times while in the park except in designated leash free areas. Pet owners are responsible for disposing of waste.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR GROUPS USING SHELTERS

1. A charcol BBQ is included in rental fee. Please remember to bring charcoal, lighter fluid and BBQ brush. It is also advisable to bring table clothes and tinfoil for grill as facilities are exposed to elements and wildlife.

2. To help direct your picnic guests to your shelter, organizers are permitted to place posters on the brown board of the park's direction signs. Posters must be taken down at end of day.

3, Yellow jackets and wasps are common visitors at any outdoor picnic. Raccoons, squirrels and chipmunks are also present in the park. Please refrain from feeding wildlife. Clean up any spills and dispose of garbage in appropriate containers. This will keep wildlife and visitors safe.

 

 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING ALL YOUR SUPPLIES FROM THE NEAREST PARKING LOT TO YOUR SHELTER!

 

WE RECOMMEND WAGONS AND CARTS TO TRANSPORT SUPPLIES TO SHELTERS.

 

 

 

CONCRETE SHELTERS

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Sand

Grey

    • Semi-enclosed with wind barriers
    • Capacity 150 people
    • 2 fireplaces
    • 2' x 4' charcoal BBQ
    • Nearest washrooms within 300m
    • 15-20 walk to pool
    • Green, Sand and Grey have a water tap
    • 15amp electrical outlets
    • Large fields for family games and sports
    • Approx. 1-12min walk from parking lot to shelter. Use wagons and carts to transport supplies to shelter

 

Green - Parking Lot A, 1min walk to shelter from parking lot

Sand - Parking Lot A, 6-7min walk to shelter from parking lot, closest to the Children's Farm, Playbarn and Nature Centre

Grey - Parking Lot A, most secluded shelter approx. 12min walk from parking lot 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN SIDED WOODEN SHELTERS

opensidedshelterBaseball A, B, C,

Tyrrell A, B (NO HYDRO)

Shelter D

Shelter F

    • Open sided, roofed 25'x65' cement pad
    • Capacity of 120 people
    • 4' x 2' charcoal BBQ
    • Water taps close by at nearest washroom
    • Nearest washroom within 400-500m
    • 15-20 minute walk to pool (except Shelter D)
    • 15 amp electrical outlets (x2) (Please note Tyrrell A and B shelters do not have electricity)
    • Large playing fields for family games and sports
    • At least 5-7min walk from parking lot to shelters, use wagons and carts to transport supplies to shelter         

 

Baseball A, B, C - Parking Lot A, 5min walk from parking lot to shelters, close to washrooms 

Tyrrell A, B - Parking Lot A, 6-7min walk from parking lot to shelters, close to walking trails and ravine

Shelter D - Parking Lot D, 5min walk from parking lot to shelter, close to recreation complex and pool

Shelter F - Parking Lot D/F, 6-7min walk from parking lot to shelter, close to recreation complex, pool area & Spruce Lane Farm

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULLY ENCLOSED BRECKON SHELTER

  • breckonshelter20064 walls with 6 barn style sliding doors
  • Capacity 160 people
  • 30' x 70' cement floor
  • 4' x 2' charcoal BBQ
  • Equipped with a sink and counter top
  • Indoor lights
  • Nearest washroom within 300m
  • Closest to parking lot F
  • 15-20 minute walk to pool
  • 15 amp electrical outlets (2x)
  • 5min walk to shelter from parking lot, use wagons and carts to transport supplies to shelter

 

 

 

 

MAP OF SHELTERS 

 

 

Questions? Feel free to call the reservation line at 905-827-6911 ext. 288