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Picnic Areas and Pavilions

Playground equipment at Bridlewood Park

Enjoy good weather and good company with a picnic or group gathering at one of our picnic areas or pavilions.

Book a picnic area

For information on renting a town pavilion or reserving a picnic area for group functions, visit the Facility Rentals page. Most rentals are free but bookings are required to avoid time conflicts.


Colchester Parks Map

Colchester Harbour Park

100 Jackson Street

  • This park includes 1.9 acres of parkland with a splash pad and a pirate ship playground structure surrounded by rubberized flooring, monkey bars and swings. Picnic tables and public washrooms nearby.


Essex Centre Parks Map

Heritage Gardens Park Pavilion (NEW)

87 Station Street, Essex Centre

  • This pavilion, sponsored by the Essex BIA, is the perfect spot for a summer-time concert. Kick back and enjoy the beautiful Heritage Gardens Park, the Essex Spitfire, and the nearby historic Essex Train Station.

Essex Soccer Field Pavilion

Fairview Avenue West

  • The Essex Soccer Fields enjoy regular Saturday use during the soccer season, but the fields and the pavilion are available for public use, organized events and rentals throughout the year.

Bridlewood Optimist Park Pavilion

Enter from Milne Street or use the Hanlan Street Trail

  • Optimist Bridlewood Park is a fenced, 3.2 acre property that includes many playground structures including swings, climbing frames, monkey bars, and horse springs. A pavilion and picnic tables are available for public use, organized events and rentals.

Sadler's Park Pavilion

Keown Street

  • Sadler's Park is a 10.4 acre nature park that includes two ponds, a dock, picnic tables and a pavilion for public use, organized events and rentals.


Harrow Parks Map 

Harrow Fairgrounds Pavilions

243 McAffee Street

  • The Harrow Fairgrounds include two pavilions - one near the Agricultural Building and the other near the high school. Picnic tables available. Close to ball diamonds and splash pad.