On October 11, 2021, the pilot project that permitted alcohol consumption at designated picnic sites concluded. Alcohol consumption in all public parks and picnic spaces is now no longer permitted. 

Adjacent to downtown Edmonton and immediately south of the Shaw Conference 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.