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Del Crary Park

Del Crary Park large crowd picture

This beautiful park is located in Peterborough's downtown and has become a focal point for tourists and residents over the past 30 years. Peterborough Musicfest concert series is a main attraction operating on Wednesday and Saturday nights from July 1 to the end of August 26, 2017.

There are many other exciting Special Events that take place in the park such as; Rotary Victoria Day Family Fireworks, Survivors Abreast Dragon Boat Races, the CIBC Run for the Cure and Multicultural Canada Day.

This park is the perfect place to book your event for the summer! Although Saturdays are not available during the months of July and August due to Musicfest, you may still book Saturdays in May, June and September. The park is also available weekdays, weeknights and Sundays.  You may use the stage to book a concert or just use the park for your special day, your wedding. Lots of options for this beautiful park! The fees for this park are very reasonable, see chart below for rental fees.

The Park is located next to the Peterborough Marina on the shores of Little Lake.  It is a great place to visit for those looking for a refreshing break and chance to stroll through the beautiful gardens and park during lunch breaks.  For more information about the Marina check out their website at www.peterboroughmarina.ca

For more information on renting Del Crary Park for your Special Event please contact the Recreation Division at City Hall at 705-742-7777 ext. 1829.

Del Crary Park is a Smoke Free Park with designated smoking areas. Dogs are not permitted in this park.

Facility

  • Covered Concert Venue located next to the Peterborough Marina
  • Public Washrooms, hydro and water sources available
  • Viewing area and beautiful gardens  

This park is open seating and has held concerts in excess of 12,000 spectators. 

Special Occasions Permits

To serve alcohol you must apply in writing at least 10 weeks in advance of your event to the Recreation Division.  You will need to obtain a Special Occasion Permit with the Liquor Licensing Board of Ontario and follow the Municipal Alcohol Policy requirements.  A copy may be obtained through the Recreation Division office.

Street Closure Application

If your event set-up requires the streets in the immediate park area be temporarily closed, you must:

  • Identify the road closure in your Permit request
  • Obtain a street closure application from the Clerk's Office at City Hall
  • Submit copy of written approval to the Recreation Division office

Site Visits

A site visit may be required by the Recreation Division with a representative from the Special Event, in order that all details and arrangements for your event can be reviewed and discussed on-site. The Permitting Recreationist will make the arrangements for a meeting, prior to the event.

Refunds and Cancellations

If an organizer cancels their event 2 weeks prior to their event date, they will receive a refund, minus 10 % for an administrative fee. If an organizer cancels their event within the 2 week period before their event date, there will be no refund.

2016 Rates

Rate Categories

Rental Fees

HST

Total

Rate A - 1 to 100 people

$125.00

$16.25

$141.25 

Rate B - 101 to 300 people

$186.00

$24.20

$210.20

Rate C - 301 to 500 people

$250.00

$31.85

$276.85

Rate D - over 500 people

$385.00

$50.05

$435.05

Rate E- Commercial organizations     $785.00 $102.05 $877.05 

Rates A through D (non-profit or charitable organizations)

Special Event Request Form