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The City has allowed vendors and commercial bookings in parks for many years. They can range from food services to fitness activities, to repair services for bicycles. In the past requests for vendor activities have been approved through a park permit, or on a site-specific basis.

The number of requests from vendors has increased, and it is clear that a formal process is needed to make sure that any vendor activity fits in with the park, and approvals are consistent across the city.

To help this we are running a vendors in parks pilot program in 2017. Through this pilot, we are encouraging park users to enjoy the benefits that these natural spaces offer.

Provide feedback below or learn more about the pilot program.


Thank you for providing your input. The summary of feedback and verbatim comments are included in the What We Heard Report.

Pilot Parks (Vendors in Parks)

  • Carburn Park
  • Downtown Riverwalk Pathway Area (10th St to Centre St)
  • Riley Park
  • North Glenmore Park
  • Shaw Millennium Park
  • South Glenmore Park
  • Sue Higgins Park


The input collected and reflected in the What We Heard Report will be included in a final report to Calgary Parks Management Team. That final report will also include feedback received from staff and vendors in the pilot project which are all part of the factors that will be considered in the decision making. The final report will provide specific recommendations about vendors in parks both generally and for specific parks.

Calgary Parks Management Team will make a decision about the vendors in parks program by the end of 2017.

Calgary Parks will provide updates on the project page.