From the Waterfront Festival to Canada Day and the abundance of humidity, it’s clear that summer has arrived! We’ve already given you our guide to the best outdoor pool’s in Mississauga, and today we want to tell you the best places for a barbecue.

One of the best parts of summer is heading outside and embracing nature, what better way to do that than head to a local park and have a BBQ with friends and/or family? So pack a picnic and remember to bring your own charcoal!

J.C. Saddington Park

Located in Port Credit, J.C Saddington Park is one of the best-kept parks in all of Mississauga. With incredible vista’s all around, including a great view of Downtown Toronto, Saddington Park is a popular destination for people of all ages to relax, sit on the rocks or play ball.

J.C. Saddington Park is also a fantastic location to have a BBQ! Equipped with BBQ stations throughout, the park also offers lots of picnic tables. So even if you come with a large group you will find a place to settle. Come spend the day!

Jack Darling Memorial Park

Also located along Lake Ontario, Jack Darling Memorial Park has two picnic area’s that can each seat up to 75 people, along with BBQ stations and running water for all.

Jack Darling Park also offers splash pads for the kids, an off-leash park for dogs, tennis courts, bicycle trails and more! This is a good alternative to J.C. Saddington Park when one of them is too busy.

Huron Park

Huron Park is different than all the other locations on this list because it is also a sports haven.

Equipped with four basketball hoops, two volleyball courts, a skate park, two soccer fields, and eight tennis courts, Huron Park is for the sporty people of the world! But athletic folks need to eat too and thankfully Huron Park also has four picnic areas, located right beside the parking lot and a splash pad for the kids! Of course, Huron Park is available to everyone, whether you have a desire to play games or not.

Richard’s Memorial Park

Richard’s Memorial Park is located along Lakeshore Road West and is one of the more diverse parks in all of Mississauga.

Boasting a forest area, playground, rock garden, a waterfront trail and even a small beach, Richard’s Park has a little something for everyone. And, of course, it also has a picnic area and a BBQ station, so you can soak in the views while you chow down!

Erindale Park

Erindale Park is the biggest park and probably the best location in all of Mississauga for anyone who wants to have a great barbecue.

With six picnic area’s and five barbecue’s, Erindale Park can seat over 800 people! As if that wasn’t enough, Erindale Park is also a place of incredible beauty where nature thrives. The point of a BBQ is to relax with people you care about while enjoying good food and good weather. You’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere better to do so than Erindale Park.