January 20th, 2021

Online booking for picnic shelters begins today

By Bobinec, Greg on March 2, 2020.

Herald photo by Greg Bobinec
The Elks Community Recreation Area, along with many other picnic shelters throughout the city, will be available for booking online for the first time, starting today at 10 a.m. @GBobinecHerald

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald


The City of Lethbridge is allowing residents to book city picnic shelters online for the first time. Starting at 10 a.m. today, online reservations will be live for the eight bookable picnic shelters across the city.

With the new online booking system, picnic shelters will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be confirmed as soon as the online payment has been processed. The picnic shelters are popular for family events, weddings and other community gatherings throughout the summer and fall. In the past, these had to be booked in person or over the phone. By providing online booking, residents can book on their own time and view what is available before making plans.

Residents are now able to rent large picnic shelters online such as Elks Community Recreation Area, John Martin Recreation Area and Rotary Picnic Shelter, along with medium picnic shelters such as Henderson Horseshoe Group Picnic Shelter and Popson Park Group Picnic Shelter, along with many other smaller options.

This new option is part of the City’s latest online leisure services. In addition to booking swim lessons, which was introduced in 2018, residents can now view arena and sports field availability, book picnic shelters, register for Helen Schuler Nature Centre programs and manage their online account information.

The City of Lethbridge has upgraded its leisure management software in order to provide the community with online services and will continue to grow the options available to residents. Those wishing to book picnic shelters in person can still do so by visiting the Recreation and Culture department on the third floor of City Hall, or by calling 311.

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