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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∞.
For more information on picnic site reservations including rates, cancellations and rescheduling, please see Picnic Sites.
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|
|Wood Camp Stoves||3|
|Washrooms||600 feet (across road)|
(Additional fees apply)
(Additional fees apply)
|Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted||No|
|Wheelchair Accessible Site||Yes|
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
Some sites offer additional services or permissions, you can request and pay for these at the time of booking.
Power Access*: $46.80/site (Not currently available)
Vehicle Access*: $46.80/site (Not currently available)
Inflatable permission* (Not currently available)
*Additional terms and conditions apply. Please inquire at time of booking.
Locations marked with an asterisk (*) have winterized picnic sites available for reservation during the off season.
Please note: parking in Emily Murphy Park is limited due to ongoing construction on Groat Road.
Emily Murphy Park Picnic Sites
Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 12 picnic tables
Jackie Parker Park Picnic Sites
Reservable Sites: sites 3,5 and 6
Drop-in Use: 31 picnic sites
New building construction starting March 2020. Washrooms will not be accessible. Portable toilets will be available during construction.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Picnic Sites
Victoria Park Picnic Sites
William Hawrelak Park Picnic Sites
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