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Edmonton's Best Parks

Published Jun 13, 2019
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Getting out and exploring nature is easy in Edmonton!

This city is filled with vast parkland, nature trails, playgrounds, and so much more. Let Ayre & Oxford be your guide to the best parks this exciting city has to offer.


William Hawrelak Park

9330 Groat Road, NW

This park is a jewel of the city, offering all-season activities and festivals, including the Edmonton Heritage Festival and the Ice Castles. This 68 hectare park features nature trails, picnic sites, and a 5 hectare lake where you can rent a paddleboat during the summer or ice skate during the winter. The playground here is one of the city's best with numerous climbers, slides, natural elements, little buildings, and plenty of shade. Parking and restrooms can be found around the park.


Kinsmen Park

9100 Walterdale Hill

This large park has it all! There are several sports fields including baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and soccer fields. There are great trails through the forested area and plenty of green space for picnics. The playground here, Grizzly Bear Lodge Park, features shaded picnic benches, several climbing structures, slides, natural elements, sandy play areas, and a splash pad. You'll also find the Kinsmen Sport Centre, Kinsmen Pitch & Putt, Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool, and the John Walter Museum on the grounds.


Jackie Parker Park

4540 50 Street

This may be a smaller park, but it's easy to spend an entire day here! There's a large pond with trails that wind around it, and five large capacity picnic sites, some with BBQ pits and vehicle access. The playground here is huge, with four separate play structures including a climbing wall, natural rock play structure, splash pad, and more. There is plenty of parking and clean restrooms as well.


Gallagher Park

9505 96 Avenue

The home of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is a beautiful parkland with an amazing view of the downtown skyline. This park is also the home of the Edmonton Ski Club, where residents can ski, snowboard, tube, and toboggan. There are also trails for walking or biking and a playground.