Seasonal Patio Program

Expand your downtown food and beverage businesses onto a sidewalk patio during the summer months through The City’s Seasonal Patio Program.
Fratters outdoor patio

There are two types of seasonal patios in Red Deer:

  1. Downtown businesses separate from Ross Street Patio
    • These patios require boardwalks to be installed around the perimeter of the patio to provide a safe, accessible walkway for pedestrians.
  2. Downtown businesses within Ross Street Patio
    • These patios do not require boardwalks as long as the Ross Street Patio is installed.

Apply for a seasonal patio for your business

Downtown businesses dedicated to food and entertainment services are encouraged to apply for a seasonal patio in front of their venue. The City of Red Deer will build, install, remove and store necessary boardwalks. There is no cost to participating businesses for this service.

Businesses are no longer required to build a solid barrier due to relaxed regulations by AGLC. Patios must be suitably defined (enclosed by planters, rope, railing or similar barrier). Please refer to the AGLC Manufacturer Handbook, Section 7.13, sidewalk patios for details.

To apply, review the 2021 Seasonal Patio Guidelines (pdf) and submit your completed application to

Application Form

Successful applicants must ensure that:

  • physical distancing of 2 metres is in place between patrons
  • hand sanitizer is available for patrons
  • patio design meets building codes
  • follow the requirements outlined in the program guidelines


Contact us at or 403-406-8820.