Adjacent to downtown Edmonton and immediately south of the Edmonton Convention Centre, this park is the front door to the river valley parks system and gateway to trails throughout the city. The park encompasses 12.9 hectares of land with a 500-metre breathtaking, unobstructed river view. The park is named after Louise Crummy McKinney.
Erosion and Slope Stability Repairs
Due to ongoing erosion and slope stability concerns, two sites within Louise Mckinney Park will be repaired. The slope on the south side of Grierson Hill and the slope north of the River Valley Adventure building will both be rebuilt with new materials and naturalized. Access to Grierson Hill via the shared-use path and stairs will be maintained throughout construction, while access to the area north of the River Valley Adventure building will be maintained via the shared-use path. The staircase in this area will be closed during construction.
Work will also be conducted on the two south staircases after being vandalized and burned. The staircases will be replaced/repaired to restore use and provide access to the Tawatinâ Footbridge.
The Shumka Stage is an outdoor space in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park with a covered stage that may be booked for weddings. It is in close proximity to the Chinese Garden Ting for wedding photos and may be added as an additional booking if desired.
Note: There is limited on site parking with 5 stalls that can be reserved. The parking lot directly west of the Shumka Stage is managed by the Edmonton Convention Centre and is not reserved. We strongly urge that events make alternative parking arrangements in the Downtown Core. The service roads around the park are for City staff and emergency vehicle use only. Parking is not allowed on any parkland.
Shumka Stage Amenities
Covered stage with rear windscreen
Access to power for event equipment on stage
Accessible, heated green room with kitchenette and two washrooms.
Adjacent parking lot
Within walking distance to and from Central and Sir Winston Churchill LRT Stations
View of the North Saskatchewan River & River Queen dock