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Government House Park is located on the north bank of the river, adjacent to Groat Road. Although no specific date is mentioned in the City Archives, it appears the park was in existence during the early 1960s and included a ski and toboggan hill. Along with the toboggan hill that still exists today, the park has many picnic sites and trails for users to enjoy.


Park Hours 5am-11pm

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures



Map of 9938 Groat Road
9938 Groat Road
Edmonton, Alberta


  • Curb cuts lead to the wide paved paths 
  • Parking stalls at the entrance to the park
  • Portable toilet located near the parking lot


Information about reserving picnic sites in the city.
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Picnic Site

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 10 people or fewer.

Reserve a Picnic Site

Site Map

Picnic Site Details

Government House Park has 1 picnic site available for reservation during the summer. The park has 24 picnic tables available for drop-in (no fee) use. Additionally, group reservation site tables that are not reserved in advance can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic Site Site #1
Capacity 64
Canopied No
Tables 8
BBQ Pits* 1
Wood Camp Stoves* 4
Washrooms Portable near parking lot
Accessible Washroom Yes, portable near parking lot
Parking 1/2 Block from site
(Additional fees apply)
Vehicle Access
(Additional fees apply)
Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted** Yes

* You must supply your own barbecue
** Terms and Conditions apply

For More Information

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

TTY 780-944-5555

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