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William Hawrelak Park

9330 Groat Rd, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K1, Canada
+1 780-496-4000
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Excellent training park for runners

This park is one of my favorites for marathon training. I run laps around the park on a paved road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roy N
Edmonton, Canada
Geese droppings

Very nice park located along the river valley accessible all year round. The park offers a large... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
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9330 Groat Rd, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K1, Canada
+1 780-496-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is one of my favorites for marathon training. I run laps around the park on a paved road with gorgeous scenery. Clean bathrooms nearby and plenty of parking.

Thank Roy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice park located along the river valley accessible all year round. The park offers a large deal of green space around a pond. The large number of geese that take up residence on the pond make it difficult to sit in the grass because...More

Thank Canadianswhotravel16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous park to watch around in the summer and skate in the winter. Great place for a picnic. Would definitely recommend a walk here and through the river valley.

1  Thank Pam D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this park a few time and it really is a oasis in the middle of the city. Beautiful area and lots to explore. Was there today and a large portion the the park was fenced off. I'm not sure if there is...More

Thank Jenn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful find. Fantastic place to relax or go for a good walk. There are plenty of trails as off shoots as well where you can go for a very long way. Note: bring your bug spray!!

Thank madelaine c
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park in the centre of Edmonton, host to many festivals and activities throughout the year.

Thank BookGrrl75
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Hawrelak Park always has plenty of space to share an afternoon of relaxation, feeding the geese and other family fun. BBQ pits are in good shape and don't need a reservation ( except for under the pavillions). Known for its amazing festivals and concerts, its...More

Thank Lillian R
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Mayfair Park is splendid for those walk-abouts', and even ice skating in the winter. From Heritage Days ( International Fair ) to Ice Castles or Sculptures to Ice Skating on a Pond to Concerts under the stars. Unquestionably the best in the world! William Hawrelak...More

Thank Andrew Stewart W
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I wanted to see the William Hawrelak Park , as it was the most famous park in Edmonton. I was quite surprised to see lots of snow, contained by barriers. That certainly looked strange, until we saw a sign that said: "Ice Castles are closed...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I came here to ice skate for the first time with my friends, it was so nice! The frozen lake was perfect, unfortunately we didn't realise that the skate rental wasn't open at the time we were there! Luckily we'd brought our own skates. It...More

Thank ameliagrace94
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there any horse shoe pits?
24 June 2017|
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Response from 17KAG | Reviewed this property |
No. There are horse shoe pits in Sir Wilfred Laurier, Victoria and Rundle Parks
Tanner Y
Can I walk my dog in the park ?
7 May 2017|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
why not just follow the rules
What's the parking like at the park during the Silver Skate Festival? We're from out of town.
12 February 2017|
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Response from jay170 | Reviewed this property |
Welcome!! :) Parking can be a problem, but you might get lucky. Alternatively, edmonton transit routes 128 and 130 run past the gates to Hawrelak park. You can also park at the Windsor parking lot ($5) at the university and... More