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William Hawrelak Park (originally Mayfair Park) is a 68 hectare park in the river valley featuring a 5 hectare lake and open meadows. The park hosts several major festivals and events throughout the year and is a fantastic location for all Edmontonians and visitors to explore.

Hours

Park Hours 5am-11pm
Pavilion 9am-9pm
Shelter Building at
Picnic Sites 1, 2, 3 (Summer)
9am-9pm
Shelter Building at
Picnic Site 2 (Winter)*
9am-9pm
Community League Plaza 5am-11pm
* Shelter buildings at site 1 and 3 are closed during winter.

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures

Notifications

Location

Map of 9330 Groat Road
9330 Groat Road
Edmonton, Alberta

Accessibility

  • Designated parking and curb cuts
  • Main entrance in pavilion
  • Partially accessible phone, picnic areas, playground areas and fountains
  • Pathways
  • Safe drop-off and pick-up area
  • Service counters lowered in pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms

Amenities

Enjoy the River Valley's wide array of accessible ski trails.

Skaters can use public outdoor ice skating surfaces in major parks or Community Leagues.

A person skating on Hawrelak Lake ice.

Skating

Address: William Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road
Cost: free admission
Hawrelak Lake Ice Hours: 11am-10pm

Enjoy Amenity Safely:
• Come ready to participate, leave personal belongings at home
• Bring a mask and hand sanitizer 
• Do not share equipment
• Follow all public health guidelines
• Keep 2 metre physical distance

Check Conditions Before Visiting

Hawrelak Lake Interactive Ice Tool

Community League Plaza

To celebrate their 100 year anniversary in 2021, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL), in partnership with the City of Edmonton have created a new public amenity within Hawrelak Park. Located on the southeast side of the lake, the Community League Plaza is an all-season destination featuring a gas fireplace, seating, lake and creek viewing areas, artwork, displays, and information about how Edmonton and the Community League movement have grown together through time

Things to know:
  • The plaza is available for spontaneous use only at this time. No public formal bookings.
  • The plaza is open during park hours, 5am-11pm.
  • The fireplace and heaters are visitor operated and can be turned on by pressing the buttons located behind the timeline wall. These function during park hours and low temperatures.
  • The lights in the plaza will turn on when dark and turn off in response to daylight levels. They also turn off completely when the park closes daily at 11pm.
  • There is a fire pit for wood burning bbq.

Picnic Sites

This park has a winterized picnic site available for reservation. To reserve, fill out the Reserve a Picnic Site form. Or visit Picnic Sites to find other sites available for winter bookings.

Reserve a Picnic Site

Site Map

Picnic Site Details

Hawrelak Park has 4 picnic sites available for reservation during the summer. Site #2 is also available during the winter. The park has 37 picnic tables available for drop-in (no fee) use. Additionally, reservation site tables that aren't reserved in advance may be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic Site Site #1 Site #2** Site #3 Site #4
Capacity 64 64 64 96
Canopied Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tables 8 8 8 12
BBQ Pits* 1 1 1 1
Wood Camp Stoves* 2 2 2 2
Washrooms Onsite Onsite (Open year-round) Onsite 231 metres (Main Pavilion)
Accessible Washroom Pavilion Onsite & Pavilion year-round Pavilion Pavilion
Parking Onsite (Limited) & 2 1/2 Blocks from site Onsite 1 Block from Site Onsite
Power
(Additional fees apply)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vehicle Access
(Additional fees apply)
Yes No Yes Yes
Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted*** Yes No No No

* You must supply your own wood
** Winter-season reservations available
*** Terms and Conditions apply

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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