Whitemud Park

 

 

Whitemud Park is a recreation and activity park located in the River Valley region of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada next to Fort Edmonton Park, the John Janzen Nature Centre and the Whitemud Equine Centre.

The park is one of the more easily accessible wilderness parks in the community of Edmonton.

The Whitemud Creek meanders through the park. The forests are left in a natural state. There are opportunities for wildlife sightings. And most of the trails exploring the park are natural covered with gravel and dirt.

Some of the activities enjoyed in the Whitemud Park during the summer months include walking, birdwatching, picnicking, jogging, hiking and biking. After the snow falls the trails in the park become cross-country ski routes for many in Edmonton during the winter months.

In the Whitemud Park are a few picnic sites. They operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because the park is more of a wilderness park the trail routes are rougher and less maintained so it is not a wheelchair or baby stroller friendly park.

Neighbouring the Whitemud Equine Centre, in the corner of the park, is an off leash dog area. The Hawerlak Trail connects to the dog park.

It is located just off Fox Drive between Fort Edmonton Park, the John Janzen Nature Centre and Whitemud Equine Centre. Picnic sites, multi-use trails and a well-utilized toboggan hill in the winter are key amenities for this park. It is also home to the Alfred H. Savage Centre available for year-round bookings.

 Nestled at the start of the Whitemud Ravine, the park is a perfect location to enjoy a piece of Edmonton’s urban nature. Enjoy the picnic sites, toboggan hill and walking trails. There’s a designated equine trail, and no cycling is permitted on trails from Fox Drive to 23 Avenue. 

 Located at the base of the park’s toboggan hill, the Alfred H. Savage Centre serves as a warm-up and washroom facility for trail users and sledders in the winter. Throughout the year, it is a hub for outdoor education and environmental programs such as orienteering or snowshoeing, as well as for community gatherings