On October 11, 2021, the pilot project that permitted alcohol consumption at designated picnic sites concluded. Alcohol consumption in all public parks and picnic spaces is now no longer permitted. 

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.