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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.

Hours

Park Hours 5am-11pm
Washroom 9am-9pm

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures

Notifications

Location

Map of 10298 89 Street
10298 89 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

Accessibility

  • Curb cuts in parking area
  • Designated parking
  • Paved pathways
  • Picnic areas
  • Safe drop-off/pick up area
  • Washrooms

Amenities

City of Edmonton off-leash areas in neighbourhoods and the river valley. Tips for use, Edmonton animal bylaws and fines for misuse.
Find your way around the river valley with this selection of comprehensive, seasonal trail maps.

Picnic Sites

Reserve a Picnic Site

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.

Picnic Site Site #1
Capacity 64
Canopied Yes
Tables 8 (6 moveable)
BBQ Pits* Sheltered Grill
Wood Camp Stoves* 0
Washrooms Onsite
Parking 1/2 block
Power
(Additional fees apply)
Yes
Vehicle Access
(Additional fees apply)
No
Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted No

* You must supply your own wood

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

Borden Park Picnic Sites: $29.85/hr

  • All sites canopied, no fire pits or grills onsite

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Sites 1 and 9: $38.95/hr

  • Reservation includes ball diamond

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

Reservable Sites: 4 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 6 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Borden Park Picnic Sites

Capilano

10810 54 St NW

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 10 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80

More information:
Capilano Picnic Site

Coronation

11425 142 Street

Reservable Sites: 3 picnic sites
Drop-in Use: 0 picnic tables

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Coronation Park Picnic Sites

Dawson

10298 89 Street

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 8 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80

More information:
Dawson Picnic Site

Emily Murphy *

11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd NW

  • 1 picnic site, #1 for reservation (November-April)
  • 3 picnic sites for reservation (May-October)
  • 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: 4 picnic sites
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: 1 picnic site
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: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 24 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Hermitage Park Picnic Sites

Jackie Parker

4540 50 St NW

Reservable Sites: 5 picnic sites
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: 1 picnic site
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: 1 picnic site
Drop-in Use: 11 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80
  • Wheelchair Accessible Site

More information:
Queen Elizabeth Park Picnic Site

Rundle *

2909 113 Ave NW

  • 1 picnic site, #6 for reservation (November-April)
  • 6 picnic sites for reservation (May-October)
  • 23 picnic sites for drop-in use
Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Sites #1, #2, #3, #4, #5)

More information:
Rundle Park Park Picnic Sites

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

13221 Buena Vista Rd NW

Reservable Sites: 9 picnic sites
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 available for additional $46.80  (Site #7, #8)
  • 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

  • 1 picnic site, #2 for reservation (November-April)
  • 6 picnic sites for reservation (May-October)
  • 7 picnic sites for drop-in use
Features
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80 (Site #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6)
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Site #2, #4, #6)
  • 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

Reservable Sites: 1 picnic site
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

  • 1 picnic site, #2 for reservation (November-April)
  • 4 picnic sites for reservation (May-October)
  • 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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Telephone

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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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