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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


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


Picnic Sites are available for bookings from May 1st to October 14th.
Find your way around the river valley with this selection of comprehensive, seasonal trail maps.

Picnic Site

Reserve a Picnic Site

Site Map

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

A minimum 4-hour reservation is required.

Picnic Site Site #1
Capacity 64
Tables 8
BBQ Pits* 1
Stoves* 4
Power No
Water No
Shelter No
Parking ½ block 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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