Emily Murphy Park
This quiet little park, named for one of Canada's Famous five women, is a tiny gem in the river valley.
|Getting There |||On the south side of the Groat Bridge, east of Groat Road.|
|Cross Street |||Groat Road and Emily Murphy Park Road|
|May to October, 8AM - 10PM|
Profile Last Updated: December 20, 2008
Don't let its size fool you. There's plenty to do when you visit Emily Murphy Park. The park, named for one of the women who successfully argued that women were legally people under Canadian law, is tucked into a small pocket of land just east of the Groat Bridge. With a small, but busy picnic area, plus links to the nearby Kinsmen Park and Hawrelak Park, Emily Murphy Park is the perfect spot to start or end a day out in the river valley.
Plenty to Do
Local canoeists can either drop their boat off or take one out at Emily Murphy Park. It's also a popular spot for fisher folks, who can either shore cast or strap on the hip boots and wade out into the river for some angling fun. To keep the tots entertained, there is a great playground with swings, slides and see-saws. In the winter, the park has easy access to the Hawrelak Park cross-country ski loop. The tobogganing slopes also draw plenty of action, as sled jockeys of all ages aim for style points, as well as distance.
Fast Fact: Park is named after one of Canada’s “Famous 5” women.