Would you like to enjoy the sunny weather with a cookout? You can have a cookout in many parks in Montréal, For a safe picnic, make sure you follow these rules.
Parks are popular places for cookouts. Here are some good habits you should develop for a safe and happy picnic.
Before you go:
- Check to be sure that you are allowed to bring your grill to the park.
- Check the rules for your park, as they vary by borough. For example, some sites allow charcoal grills and others do not allow gas grills.
What to bring
- If allowed, your own grill.
- A cart or bags to bring your dishes and utensils along. Parking spaces may not be close to the picnic area.
- Your own charcoal, if the park has public grills.
Where to set up
- In spaces where signs indicate grilling is allowed.
- In a picnic area with ash cans, if your grill uses charcoal.
During your cookout
- Place your grill on the ground, not on the picnic table.
- Use plastic cups, plates and dishes.
- Do not hang toys, tarps, hammocks or anything else on park property (trees, benches, lamp posts, etc.)
Alcohol is permitted in picnic areas if a meal is being eaten.
Before you leave
Out of respect for other park users and the proper use of facilities:
- Pick up your trash.
- Clean up the space you used.
- Put ashes in designated ash cans if you used a charcoal grill. Do not put them on the ground or in a trash can.
- Take your gas or propane cans home with you. You can dispose of them at the next collecte des résidus domestiques dangereux.