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Millennium Park

Millennium Park

Millennium Park

Located at the foot of King Street on the Otonabee River in downtown Peterborough, Millennium Park is a wonderful venue for special events such as; weddings, fundraisers, Festivals, walk-a-thons and music and theatre performances. 

The Park features a landscaped walking path along the west bank of the River in downtown Peterborough., featuring sculptures, extensive flower beds, the Butterfly Garden, grassy areas and benches.The Otonabee Trail runs from the main grassed area of the park all the way along the trail to Simoce Street.

The main grassed area is large enough to erect 30 ft x 80 ft tents for special events. The park also has access to hydro, water and permanent washrooms.  The park can be booked alone or with the Millennium Park Display room.


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.

Permitting Process

The City of Peterborough is pleased to offer more than 103 public parks and sports fields for your enjoyment. When inquiring about the availability of a venue and receiving indication that it is available does not secure this request.  The permitting process requires that a written request form be submitted to the Recreation Division.  Staff will review the request and pending availability will process the booking.  The user will then receive a Contract Agreement, which must be signed and returned to the Recreation Division along with payment. Only once the agreement has been signed, returned and paid in full is the booking official.  You will then receive a permit to confirm your rental. This is the process for all permitting bookings in City facilities.

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 (Park only)

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 (Park only)

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


Please note that all City Parks are smoke free. As of July 1, 2018, this will also include vaping and medicinal marjuana. Smoking in parks could result in a $305.00 fine, as Peterborough Police and Public Health Tobacco Enforcement officers will be enforcing the rules in parks this summer.

Park Rental Rates 

These rates include all wedding ceremonies, receptions, music/theatre performances and special events pertaining to all outdoor spaces throughout the Park.   

Rate Categories for 2019 Rental Fee HST Total
Park - 1-100 persons




Park - Over 100 persons




Park - Major events over 3 hours




Note:  All fees include hydro & water where applicable.

Picnic/Special Event Request Form 

Millennium Park Display Room

The Display room is booked through the Silver Bean Cafe staff. Please contact the Silver Bean Cafe at or 705-749-0535.