If there is one thing to know about Edmonton, it is that it has a lot of green space. Overall, Edmonton has more than 460 parks! Twenty-two of these exist along the North Saskatchewan River Valley, an area that has become known as the Ribbon of Green. However, you don’t need to live near the river to experience the outdoor beauty of Edmonton’s park land. There is a lot of Edmonton park space in and around residential neighbourhoods, and there are even off-leash parks for pet owners, too!
Two Parks Worth Checking Out
If you are looking for some stunning scenery, Gold Bar Park, located North of Saskatchewan River, is definitely worth exploring. With more than 30 picnic areas, a pond, trails for walking, cycling, and cross-country skiing, and with connections to two other parks and a golf course, Gold Bar Park is an Edmonton park with a lot to offer.
With on-site parking, mountain bike trails, hiking trails, and even a canoe launch, Terwillegar Park is the perfect Edmonton park for walking, cycling, running, or cross country skiing. It also features a large off-leash area, and maintained pathways to Whitemud Park.
Parks For Pups
There are more than 40 off-leash Edmonton parks to choose from. Whether you are in the Northeast or the Southwest region of Edmonton, you’ll be able to find a suitable space to take your four-legged friend. Lauderdale and Patricia Ravine are good Northwest parks to explore, and Hermitage park is an off-leash multi-use park in the Northeast. In Southwest Edmonton, Whitemud and Hawrelak Park & Hiking Trail have off-leash zones as well as equestrian trails, and Hazeldean is a great Northeast Edmonton Park to check out.
To find out more about the parks near you, visit the City of Edmonton’s list of parks and locations.