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Millennium Park

Millennium Park

Designed for the new millennium, Millennium Park is located adjacent the Otonabee River Trail and was opened in 2001 as a linear park along the shores of the Otonabee River.  The area was designed as peaceful natural parkland amongst the Peterborough downtown core.  Millennium Park is continually filled with friends of the park relaxing with a cup of java or special treat, enjoying the delightful sounds and attractions or a attending one of the many special events that take place in the park.

The Upper Boathouse is home to the popular Silver Bean Café.  The cafe provides, refreshments, snacks and good conversation overlooking the beautiful Otonabee River.  The Cafe is open from May 1st to Thanksgiving weekend.  The Lower Boathouse is home to PedalnPaddle, offering Kayak and Canoe rentals for those wishing to adventure out onto the waterway.  


  • Silver Bean Café – offers coffee, cold drinks, lunches and baked treats 
  • Display Room – a small room for rent with 25 chairs and 10 tables.
  • PedalnPaddle – lower level dock offering canoe and kayak rentals
  • Public Washrooms
  • Special event venue for small concerts and events

Otonabee River Trail

Millennium Park is a focal resting place on the Trans Canada Trail with its variety of amenities. There are also many features of the park including the Irish Monument, The Steve Chaisson Pond, Aboriginal monument, Bereaved Families Butterfly Garden and many trees and benches in memorial.

Special Occasion Permits

For more information in regards to securing a Picnic/Special Event  Permit at this facility, please contact the Recreation Division and request a copy of the Municipal Alcohol Policy.

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, City of Peterborough.
  • 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 date.

Refunds and Cancelations

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

Park & Display Room Rental Rates 

These rates include all wedding ceremonies, receptions, music/theatre performances and special events pertaining to all outdoor spaces throughout the Park and the Display Room.  The Park and Display Room are separate bookings.  

Rate Categories for 2017 Rental Fee HST Total
Park - 1-100 persons




Park - Over 100 persons




Park - Major events over 3 hours




Display Room - Day Rate




Display Room - Hourly Rate




Key Deposit if needed (cash only)

* Charge will be added for unreturned keys


Note:  All fees include hydro & water where applicable.

Picnic/Special Event Request Form