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Originally known as Riverside Park, Queen Elizabeth Park was renamed in 1939 by Edmonton City Council to honor the visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The park was home to Edmonton’s first swimming pool, the Southside Pool, built in 1922. Rising costs of maintenance on the aging pool and a crack in the pool basin led to its closure in 2004, and in 2011 a new pool opened just down the hill in Kinsmen Park. The park is now home to picnic areas, trails, a playground and ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞.


Park Hours 5am-11pm
Washroom 9am-9pm

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures



Map of 10380 Queen Elizabeth Park Road
10380 Queen Elizabeth Park Road
Edmonton, Alberta


  • Picnic sites - limited accessibility
  • Walking trails - limited accessibility
  • Washrooms - minimal accessibility


Find your way around the river valley with this selection of comprehensive, seasonal trail maps.

Visit the Indigenous Art Park featuring artworks by Canadian Indigenous artists.

Picnic Sites

The Government of Alberta has released a schedule for the reopening of recreation activities, which includes limited outdoor gatherings. But at this time, we will be delaying our March 1st reservation opening date for the River Valley Picnic sites. Until further notice, all picnic sites will remain open only for first-come, first-served use.

Site Map

Picnic Site Details

Queen Elizabeth Park has 1 picnic site available for booking during the summer. The park also has 11 picnic tables available for drop-in (no fee) use. Additionally, reservation site tables that aren't reserved in advance can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic Site Site #1
Capacity 48
Canopied Yes
Tables 6
BBQ Pits No
Wood Camp Stoves 3
Washrooms 600 feet (across road)
Accessible Washroom No
Parking 1/2 Blocks
(Additional fees apply)
Vehicle Access
(Additional fees apply)
Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted No
Wheelchair Accessible Site Yes

Indigenous Art Park : ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞

Inigenous art installation in Queen Elizabeth Park

The art park was developed in partnership between City of Edmonton, Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations, Métis Nation of Alberta, Edmonton Arts Council, Elders and Indigenous artists and community members.

ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞, pronounced (EE-NU) River Lot 11, features 6 artworks by Canadian Indigenous artists. ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) is a Cree word meaning “I am of the Earth”.

ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ is situated on ancestral lands of the Indigenous peoples whose descendants entered into Treaty with the British Crown resulting in the territory opening for settlement. River Lot 11 acknowledges the historic river lot originally home to Métis landowner Joseph McDonald.

For more information on the artists, artwork, and the site, see
"Telling the stories of this place" ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ - Edmonton Arts Council

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