The renewal of Emily Murphy Park is now complete.

Project Update - November 2022

Work to renew Emily Murphy Park is now complete with the playground opening in the summer. The park is now fully accessible and usable by the public. 

Project Overview

Emily Murphy Park is located on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River between Kinsmen Park and Hawrelak Park.

It is an active year-round park site and is heavily used for recreation as part of the North Saskatchewan River Valley parks system. It offers Edmontonians access to the natural river valley through trails, a boat launch area, bookable picnic sites, a playground and parking areas.

The infrastructure in Emily Murphy Park deteriorated over time as a result of heavy usage and weathering. The purpose of this project was to renew the existing park roads, parking areas and signage at Emily Murphy Park to revive this high-quality public space within the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

In addition to renewing the existing infrastructure, we decommissioned the existing water fountains, replacing them with a new fountain as part of the renewal of the washroom facility. Additionally, two new gravel trail connections were added to formalize existing informal paths and improve pedestrian connections into the park site.