Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
This park is the front door to the river valley parks system and a gateway to trails throughout the city. It is a vibrant venue for special events and river-based activities.
Features and Amenities
- Adjacent to downtown Edmonton, immediately south of the Shaw Conference Centre.
- Encompasses 12.9 hectares of land.
- 500 metres of breathtaking, unobstructed river view.
- Access to the Edmonton River Queen on the river's south shore via the Cloverdale Pedestrian bridge to Henrietta Muir-Edwards Park.
- Chinese Garden Gazebo for public use. To book, please see Gazebos and Bandshells.
Millennium Plaza/Shumka Stage
A meeting place and entrance to the Oval Lawn as well as a place for performances, primarily dance and music.
Provides an area for recreation and special events.
An aesthetic horticultural walk through the park.
A celebration of the heritage of our Chinese community; a visually breathtaking and serenely relaxing garden in the north-east corner of the park.
Trans-Canada Trail Pavilion
The park serves as a link in the nation-wide trail system.
Capital Health Trail
This trail provides accessibility to the Riverfront Plaza and Promenade.
Riverfront Plaza and Promenade
A generous and inviting five metre promenade above the bank, parallel to the North Saskatchewan River; provides a winter shelter for cross-country skiers and a public washroom for trail users, park patrons and riverfront activities.
A floating dock for canoes, boating events and private boats and is accessible for persons with disabilities.
View the photo gallery to see these features and amenities
- Accessible paths
- Accessible washrooms in the Riverfront Plaza
- Accessible public dock
- Limited accessibility to picnic sites
- Limited accessibility to the gardens
Thanks to the monies received from the Alberta Centennial Legacy Grant, work was completed for the design and construction of the riverfront area.
The grant helped build the Riverfront Promenade and Plaza amenity building, river access improvements, park signage and widening of the Trans-Canada Trail.
Connecting Parks and Green Spaces
To the East you will find Dawson Park
To the South you will find Henrietta Muir-Edwards Park
Nearby Facilities and Attractions
For more information:
Parks General and River Valley Park Rangers:
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311
Picnic Site Bookings: