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Government House Park is located on the north bank of the river, adjacent to Groat Road. Although no specific date is mentioned in the City Archives, it appears the park was in existence during the early 1960s and included a ski and toboggan hill. Along with the toboggan hill that still exists today, the park has many picnic sites and trails for users to enjoy.
For more information on picnic site reservations including rates, cancellations and rescheduling, please see Picnic Sites.
Government House Park has 1 picnic site available for reservation during the summer. The park has 24 picnic tables available for drop-in (no fee) use. Additionally, group reservation site tables that are not reserved in advance can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Picnic Site||Site #1|
|Wood Camp Stoves*||4|
|Washrooms||Portable near parking lot|
|Accessible Washroom||Yes, portable near parking lot|
|Parking||1/2 Block from site|
(Additional fees apply)
(Additional fees apply)
|Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted**||Yes|
* You must supply your own barbecue
** Terms and Conditions apply
We accept cash, debit, credit (Visa, Mastercard or American Express), or cheque (payable to the City of Edmonton). Minimum 2-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*: $46.80/site (Not currently available)
Vehicle Access*: $46.80/site (Not currently available)
Inflatable permission* (Not currently available)
*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.
Please note: parking in Emily Murphy Park is limited due to ongoing construction on Groat Road.
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