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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.

Hours

Park Hours 5am-11pm

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures

Notifications

Location

Map of 9938 Groat Road
9938 Groat Road
Edmonton, Alberta

Accessibility

  • Curb cuts lead to the wide paved paths 
  • Parking stalls at the entrance to the park
  • Portable toilet located near the parking lot

Amenities

Picnic sites are open for casual use by groups of 50 people or fewer.

Find your way around the river valley with this selection of comprehensive, seasonal trail maps.

Picnic Site

Reserve a Picnic Site

Cancellations and Rescheduling

For more information on picnic site reservations including rates, cancellations and rescheduling, please see Picnic Sites.

Site Map

Site Details

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
Capacity 64
Canopied No
Tables 8
BBQ Pits* 1
Wood Camp Stoves* 4
Washrooms Portable near parking lot
Accessible Washroom Yes, portable near parking lot
Parking 1/2 Block from site
Power
(Additional fees apply)
No
Vehicle Access
(Additional fees apply)
No
Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted** Yes

* You must supply your own barbecue
** Terms and Conditions apply

Rates

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

Additional Fees

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

  • 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.

Book A Picnic Site

Picnic Site Locations

Locations marked with an asterisk (*) have winterized picnic sites available for reservation during the off season.

Borden

7507 Borden Park Rd NW

Reservations currently not available at Borden Park.
Drop-in Use: 6 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Borden Park Picnic Sites

Capilano

10810 54 St NW

Reservations currently not available at Capilano Park
Drop-in Use: 10 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power currently not available

More information:
Capilano Picnic Site

Coronation

11425 142 Street

Reservations currently not available at Coronation Park
Drop-in Use: 0 picnic tables

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Coronation Park Picnic Sites

Dawson

10298 89 Street

Reservations currently unavailable at Dawson Park

Drop-in Use: 8 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power currently not available

More information:
Dawson Picnic Site

Emily Murphy *

11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd NW

  • 1 picnic site, #1 for reservation
  • 26 picnic sites for drop-in use
     
Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopied Shelter
  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #1)
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted (Site #1). Additional terms and conditions apply.
  • Wheelchair accessible (Site #1, #2)

More information:
Emily Murphy Park Picnic Sites

Gold Bar

10955 50 St NW

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 17 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites

More information:
Gold Bar Park Picnic Sites

Government House

9938 Groat Rd NW

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 24 picnic sites

Features
  • Non-Canopy Site
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted. Additional terms and conditions apply.

More information:
Government House Park Picnic Sites

Hermitage

2115 Hermitage Rd NW

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 24 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Hermitage Park Picnic Sites

Jackie Parker

4540 50 St NW

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 12 picnic tables

Features
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #11)
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #11) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Jackie Parker Park Picnic Sites

Kinsmen

9100 Walterdale Hill

Reservable Sites: currently not available
No sites available for drop-in use.

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted. Additional terms and conditions apply.

More information:
Kinsmen Park Picnic Site

Queen Elizabeth

10380 Queen Elizabeth Park Road

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 11 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power currently not available
  • Wheelchair Accessible Site

More information:
Queen Elizabeth Park Picnic Site

Rundle *

2909 113 Ave NW

  • Sites 2, 3 and 5 available for reservation
  • 23 picnic sites for drop-in use
Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power currently not available

More information:
Rundle Park Park Picnic Sites

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

13221 Buena Vista Rd NW

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.

Features
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80  (Site #7, #8, #9)
  • Power currently not available
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #7, #8) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Picnic Sites

Victoria *

12130 River Valley Road NW

  • Sites 2 and 6 available for reservation
  • 7 picnic sites for drop-in use
Features
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80 (Site #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6)
  • Power currently not available
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #2, #3, #4, #5, #6) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Victoria Park Picnic Sites

Whitemud

13204 Fox Dr NW

Reservations currently not available
Drop-in Use: 20 picnic sites

Features

  • Non-Canopy Site
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80

More information:
Whitemud Park Picnic Sites

William Hawrelak *

9330 Groat Road NW

  • Sites 1 and 3 currently available for reservations
  • 30 picnic sites for drop-in use

Features

  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #1, #3, #4)
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Sites #1, #2, #3, #4)
  •  Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #1) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
William Hawrelak Park Picnic Sites

For More Information

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