Starting May 28, 2021, alcohol consumption will be permitted at designated picnic sites in select River Valley parks. Look for signage permitting consumption. edmonton.ca/alcoholinparks
Dawson Park is located on the north bank of the river, between 84 Street and 92 Street. The park extends north from the river bank to Jasper Avenue. A unique feature to the park is a gravel path specifically designed to accommodate visually impaired visitors and includes raised wooden edges that can be tapped with a person’s white cane and 7 Braille signs. Other features include multi-use trails, picnic sites and a boat launch.
Find your way around the river valley with this selection of comprehensive, seasonal trail maps.
Starting May 28, 2021 until October 11, 2021, responsible alcohol consumption will be permitted at 47 picnic sites across 7 River Valley parks. For a list of sites where consumption is permitted visit edmonton.ca/alcoholinparks.
The Government of Alberta has released a schedule for the reopening of recreation activities, which includes limited outdoor gatherings. At this time, picnic site reservation requests will only be accepted for groups of 20 people or fewer.
Dawson Park has 1 picnic site available for reservation during the summer. The park also has 8 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.