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Gold Bar Park is located on the south bank of the river at the end of 50 Street. The park is named after the Gold Bar community it is adjacent to. The community was named after the gravel bars that extend into the North Saskatchewan River where prospectors would pan for gold in the late 1800s. Along with an off-leash area and picnic sites, the park might be best known for its numerous cross-country ski trails in the winter.


Park Hours 5am-11pm
Pavilion  9am-10pm


Map of 10955 50 Street
10955 50 Street
Edmonton, Alberta


  • Limited wheelchair access to washrooms, pathways, and picnic sites including:
    • Curb cuts in the parking area
    • Partially accessible picnic areas, fountains, playgrounds and washrooms 
    • Pathways
    • Safe drop-off and pick-up area


City of Edmonton off-leash areas in neighbourhoods and the river valley. Tips for use, Edmonton animal bylaws, and fines for misuse.
Picnic Sites are available for bookings from May 1st to October 14th.

Picnic Sites

Reserve a Picnic Site

Site Map

Gold Bar Park has 4 picnic sites available for reservation during the summer, and picnic tables available at no cost for drop-in (no fee) use. Additionally, reservation site tables that aren't reserved in advance are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is no public pay phone available.

Picnic Site Site #1 Site #2 Site #3 Site #4
Capacity 96 96 48 48
Tables 12 12 6 6
BBQ Pits* 1 1 1 1
Stoves* 2 1 1 1
Power No No No No
Water No No No No
Shelter Canopy Canopy No No
Parking ½ block from the site 1 block from the site 1½ blocks from the site 1¾ blocks from the site

* Bring your own wood.


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

  • All sites non-canopied, reservation includes ball diamond

Additional Fees

Some sites offer additional services or permissions, you can request and pay for these at the time of booking.

Power Access*: $46.80/site

  • Extension cords are required

Vehicle Access*: $46.80/site

  • Maximum 3 vehicles for pick up/drop off use only
  • Parking not permitted on parkland

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

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