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Emily Murphy Park is located on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River between Kinsmen Park and Hawrelak Park. The park is named after of one of Edmonton's most famous citizens, women's activist Emily Murphy. Another noteworthy feature is the Forest Capital Trail that connects Kinsmen Park to Emily Murphy Park. Seven interpretive signs along this trail allow users to learn about Edmonton’s urban forest and about forestry in general.


Park Hours 5am-11pm
Washroom 9am-9pm


Map of 11904 Emily Murphy Park Road NW
11904 Emily Murphy Park Road NW
Edmonton, Alberta


  • Curb cuts to accessible picnic sites
  • Parking stalls
  • Sheltered picnic site 1 is large with paved path to the washrooms
  • Viewpoint near the river
  • Washrooms


Winterized picnic sites are available for reservation until April 2019.

The City maintains toboggan hills at several locations with safe run-outs, safety signage and reduced hazards.

No smoking or vaping tobacco or cannabis in this park.

Winter Picnic Site

Most picnic sites are now closed for reservation for the season.
The sites listed below are winterized picnic sites available for reservation after Thanksgiving Monday until April.
Please email to make a reservation.

Sites available for booking during the off-season:

Site Number 1** 2 3
Capacity 96 32 48
Tables 12 4 6
BBQ Pits* Shelter Grill Fire Ring None
Stoves* 2 1 1
Power No No No
Water Tap Fountain Tap at Site 1
Shelter Yes No No
Vehicle Access Yes (Additional $46.80) No No
Parking Across from sites Across from sites Accessible parking next to site

*Bring your own wood
**Site available for booking during the winter

There are 24 picnic tables available at no cost for drop-in use. Reservation site tables that aren't reserved in advance can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis.


We accept cash, debit, credit (Visa, Mastercard or American Express), or cheque (payable to the City of Edmonton). Minimum 4 hour reservation is required.

Canopied Picnic Sites: $38.95/hr

Non-canopied Picnic Sites: $29.85/hr

Borden Park Picnic Sites: $29.85/hr

  • All sites canopied, no fire pits or grills onsite

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Sites 1 and 9: $38.95/hr

  • All sites non-canopied, reservation includes ball diamond

Additional Fees

Some sites offer additional services or permissions, you can request and pay for these at the time of booking.

Power Access*: $46.80/site

  • Extension cords are required

Vehicle Access*: $46.80/site

  • Maximum 3 vehicles for pick up/drop off use only
  • Parking not permitted on parkland

Inflatable permission*

  • $2 million liability insurance required

Sport Field Usage

*Additional terms and conditions apply. Please inquire at time of booking.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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