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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.
For more information on picnic site reservations including rates, cancellations and rescheduling, please see Picnic Sites.
Emily Murphy Park has 3 picnic sites available for booking during the summer. Site #1 is also available during the winter. The park has 26 picnic tables available for drop-in (no fee) use. Additionally, reservation site tables that aren't reserved in advance can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Picnic Site||Site #1**||Site #2||Site #3|
|BBQ Pits*||Sheltered Grill & 1 BBQ Pit||None||Fire Ring (No grate)|
|Wood Camp Stoves*||2||1||1|
|Washrooms||Onsite||1/4 Block Away at Site #1||1 Block Away at Site #1|
|Accessible Washroom||Yes, Picnic Site #1|
(Additional fees apply)
(Additional fees apply)
|Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted***||Yes||No||No|
|Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Site||Yes||Yes||No|
* You must supply your own wood
** Winter-season reservations available
*** Terms and conditions apply
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
Some sites offer additional services or permissions, you can request and pay for these at the time of booking.
Power Access*: not available
Vehicle Access*: $46.80/site
*Additional terms and conditions apply. Please inquire at time of booking.
Locations marked with an asterisk (*) have winterized picnic sites available for reservation during the off season.
Emily Murphy Park Picnic Sites
Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 12 picnic tables
Jackie Parker Park Picnic Sites
Reservable Sites: sites 3,5 and 6
Drop-in Use: 31 picnic sites
New building construction starting March 2020. Washrooms will not be accessible. Portable toilets will be available during construction.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Picnic Sites
Victoria Park Picnic Sites
William Hawrelak Park Picnic Sites