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Starting May 28, 2021, alcohol consumption will be permitted at designated picnic sites in select River Valley parks. Look for signage permitting consumption.

Trail renewal construction will begin in May with anticipated completion in September 2021. During construction, the park will remain open but the parking lot will only be available at half capacity.

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

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures



Map of 10955 50 Street
10955 50 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

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  • 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.
Information about reserving picnic sites in the city.

Picnic Sites

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

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.

Reserve a Picnic Site

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Picnic Site Details

Gold Bar Park has 4 picnic sites available for reservation during the summer. The park has 17 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 Site #2 Site #3 Site #4
Capacity 96 96 48 48
Canopied Yes Yes No No
Tables 12 12 6 6
BBQ Pits 1 1 1 1 1
Wood Camp Stoves 1 2 1 1 1
Washrooms Pavilion
(1 Block)
(3/4 Block)
(3/4 Blocks)
(1 Block)
Parking 1/2 Block 1 Block 1 1/2 Blocks 1 3/4 Blocks
(Additional fees apply)
No No No No
Vehicle Access
(Additional fees apply)
No No No No
Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted No No No No
Alcohol Consumption Permitted 2 No Yes No No

1 You must supply your own wood
2 For a complete list of designated alcohol consumption sites visit

For More Information

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If you are calling from outside of Edmonton: 780-442-5311



TTY 780-944-5555

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