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The Alfred H. Savage Centre in Whitemud Park makes it easier for Edmontonians of all abilities to pursue nature-related activities in the river valley. This hub for outdoor education and environmental programs also serves as a warm-up and washroom facility and is a great place for the community to gather.

This facility is named after Alfred Savage, a Commissioner of Public Affairs for the City of Edmonton between 1974 and 1981. Savage was a driving force behind City facilities such as the Muttart Conservatory and John Janzen Nature Centre.

The centre is built to LEED Silver standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It uses geothermal heating, water use reduction methods, reflective roofing, exterior light fixtures that point downward for less light pollution and during construction 84% of waste was diverted away from the landfill mainly by recycling material.


Park Hours 5am-11pm
Alfred H. Savage Centre 9am-9pm
Washroom 9am-9pm

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures


Event Bookings

Conveniently located in Whitemud Park next to the beauty of Edmonton’s river valley, the Alfred H. Savage Centre serves as a hub for community rentals and events. No matter the occasion, the naturally lit space of our rental facility is suitable for anything from meetings, to corporate retreats, to small weddings and more.

Booking Office

Phone: 780-496-1749

The Aspen Room
  • Available for bookings on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Weekdays are subject to availability
  • Rental times are between 7am-midnight
  • Park Hours are between 9am-9pm

Social Events
Corporate Events

Catering and Bar Services

Clients are welcome to use any caterer of their choice as we do not impose any restrictions nor do we have catering surcharges. You will need to confirm with your caterer that any supplies and/or equipment they needs to be dropped off or picked up will have to be done during the times of your rental as the facility is not staffed on a regular basis. 

Bar Service

With consent from the facility representative and a valid liquor permit, alcohol can be served during your event, provided individuals that handle it have Pro-serve certification. Failure to display the liquor permit will prohibit the service and consumption of alcohol. Service of all alcohol must end one hour prior to the end of your booked time. For information on the permits required for your event, please contact the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission at 780-447-8600.

*$25.00 per hour fee for a security guard will also apply if you opt to serve alcohol at your event. 

  • Approximately 1,300 square feet
  • One full wall of south facing windows
  • Windows have automated blinds 
  • Vaulted ceiling with sound baffles
  • Access from both the public side and from the outside of the building

Please note: The room is rented as one large space.

Music Licensing

If you are planning a special event that includes live or recorded music of any kind, you are required to pay licence fee to SOCAN and Re-Sound. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and Re:Sound Music Licensing Company (Re:Sound) are collective societies. These collective societies can charge tariffs for the performance of music in public, according to section 19(2)(a) of the Copyright Act.


Capacity: 110


  • Hourly - $88 (3 hours minimum)
  • Daily - $611 (8 hours maximum)
  • Weekend - $1566 (a total of 24 non-consecutive hrs)

Please Note: Facility Rentals may include extra charges for security.

Rental Package includes:

  • 140 black plastic chairs on rolling carts
  • 18, 6 foot long rectangular tables
  • Stereo system with wireless microphone, which has speakers and an iPod dock
  • A portable projector screen
Room Set up and Take Down

There are two options for set up and take down of the tables and chairs:

Option 1: The client completes their own room set up and take down.
Cost: Free

Option 2: The facility staff does the set up and take down.
Cost: $75 per hour

Client must provide a confirmed floor plan at least two weeks prior to the event.

Curious about Alfred H. Savage Centre? Take the Virtual Tour and see the whole facility before you visit.

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For More Information

Alfred Savage Centre Booking


Booking Office: 780-496-1749


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