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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.
For more information on picnic site reservations including rates, cancellations and rescheduling, please see Picnic Sites.
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|
|Wood Camp Stoves*||2||1||1||1|
|Parking||1/2 Block||1 Block||1 1/2 Blocks||1 3/4 Blocks|
(Additional fees apply)
(Additional fees apply)
|Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted||No||No||No||No|
* You must supply 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
Some sites offer additional services or permissions, you can request and pay for these at the time of booking.
Power Access*: $46.80/site (Not currently available)
Vehicle Access*: $46.80/site (Not currently available)
Inflatable permission* (Not currently available)
*Additional terms and conditions apply. Please inquire at time of booking.
Locations marked with an asterisk (*) have winterized picnic sites available for reservation during the off season.
Please note: parking in Emily Murphy Park is limited due to ongoing construction on Groat Road.
Emily Murphy Park Picnic Sites
Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 12 picnic tables
Jackie Parker Park Picnic Sites
Reservable Sites: sites 3,5 and 6
Drop-in Use: 31 picnic sites
New building construction starting March 2020. Washrooms will not be accessible. Portable toilets will be available during construction.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Picnic Sites
Victoria Park Picnic Sites
William Hawrelak Park Picnic Sites