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Government House Park sign

This park is on the north side of the North Saskatchewan River, adjacent to Groat Road, and offers a fantastic view of the water.  Take a moment to explore this park and be inspired by the River Valley.

Features & Amenities


  • Accessible parking stalls at the entrance to the park.
  • Curb cuts lead to the wide paved paths which travel along the river side up the McKinnon Ravine.
  • Accessible portable toilet located near the parking lot.

Connecting Parks and Green Spaces

To the east you will find Victoria Park
To the west you will find McKinnon Ravine
To the south you will find Emily Murphy Park and Hawrelak Park

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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