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The City of Calgary is installing bookable fire pits for outdoor hangouts

It may be a little chilly in Calgary these days, but the city is hoping to take the bite out of an impending winter for those hoping to hang their bladder outside.

The City of Calgary has installed a number of fire pits in community parks across the city as the province’s recent health ordinances have made it illegal to hold indoor social gatherings.

These fire pits can be used on weekends and weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The City of Calgary website states that while anyone can use them, those who have booked them and got a permit will have priority.

Booking the sites is free and can be done on the city’s website. Once booked, Calgarians can enjoy an outdoor fire with two hours of free firewood for anyone with a permit.

You can also bring your own firewood and burn it, even if you do not have a permit.

The bookable times for all campfire sites are from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here are the locations of the fireplace:

  • Collingwood Park without a Leash – 1823 John Laurie Boulevard NW
  • Country Hills Park – 529 Country Hills Drive NW
  • Crescent Heights Park – 201 2nd Street NW
  • Hillhurst – Riley Park – 800 12th Street NW
  • Sunnyside – 625 3rd Avenue NW
  • Great Marlborough Park – 6021 Madigan Drive NE
  • Bridgeland Plaza – 912 General Avenue NE
  • Taradale – Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park – 7306 64th Avenue NE
  • Spruce Cliff – Cedar Crescent Park – 411 Cedar Crescent SW
  • Evergreen Park – 1611 Evergreen Drive SW
  • Meadowlark Park 0 20 MacKay Drive SW
  • Copperfield Park – 41 Copperfield Pt. SE

Those who want to enjoy a fire must bring their own equipment, including fire starters, roasting bars, chairs, etc.

Alcohol is not allowed, but hot chocolate is definitely.

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