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New rules effective October 17, 2018. 
No smoking or vaping tobacco and cannabis.

Emily Murphy Park

Emily Murphy Park is on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River, and carries the name of a well known women’s rights activist. Located adjacent to Groat Road, it is nestled in the beautiful River Valley.

Features and Amenities


  • Accessible washrooms
  • Accessible parking stalls
  • Curb cuts to a number of accessible picnic sites
  • Sheltered picnic site #1 is large, paved and has a paved path to the washrooms
  • Accessible viewpoint near the river

Connecting Parks and Green Spaces

To the east you will find pathways leading to Kinsmen Park.
To the west you will find William Hawrelak Park.
Across Groat Road you will find Government House Park  to the West and Victoria Park to the East.

Nearby Facilities and Attractions



We accept cash, debit, credit (Visa, Mastercard or American Express), or cheque (payable to the City of Edmonton). Minimum 4 hour reservation required.

Regular Fees

Canopied Picnic Sites


Non-canopied Picnic Sites


Borden Park Picnic Sites

(all sites canopied, no fire pits or grills onsite)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Sites (link) #1, #9

(all sites non-canopied, reservation includes ball diamond)

Additional Fees

Some sites may also offer additional services or permissions which will need to be requested and paid for at the time of booking:

Power Access* 

(Extension cords are recommended for all sites and required at some)

Vehicle Access* 

(Maximum of 3 vehicles for pick up/drop off use only- parking on Parkland is not permitted)

Inflatable permission*

$2 million liability insurance required

Sport Field Usage


*Additional terms and conditions apply. Please inquire at time of booking.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

Picnic Site and Event Booking


Picnic Site and Gazebo Reservations

Event Bookings
In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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