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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

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures



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


Information about reserving picnic sites in the city.

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

Picnic Sites

Reserve a Picnic Site

Site Map

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
Capacity 96 48 32
Canopied Yes No No
Tables 12 6 5
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
Parking 1/4 Block Onsite
(Wheelchair accessible)
1/4 Block
(Additional fees apply)
No No No
Vehicle Access
(Additional fees apply)
Yes No No
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

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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